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Department: 410101 - Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
NC State, a leading public research university, is seeking an experienced and innovative leader with exceptional strategic, financial, operational and administrative skills, to serve as its next Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. The position reports directly to the Chancellor and will serve as a member of the university's executive leadership team.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration is responsible for the following:
Overseeing the leaders of the seven OFA divisions;
Advising the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost on financial and administrative affairs, including budget and resource allocations, and the Director of Athletics on athletics financial matters;
Developing and implementing a sound and sustainable fiscal plan by stewarding financial assets, optimizing physical resources and investing in our human capital;
Implementing initiatives to transform and promote a division culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability;
Working collaboratively with other executive officers, deans, department heads, faculty, staff and students to achieve the goals and objectives of the university;
Creating, implementing, and serving on ad hoc task forces, standing committees, and various governing boards;
Acting as a key member of the University Space Committee, guiding resource allocations with respect to physical facilities on campus;
Making strategic decisions with respect to the campus physical master plan and/or campus capacity plan of an exceptionally large campus that includes approximately 15.25 million square feet in more than 446 buildings on the 2,137-acre Raleigh campus;
Making strategic decisions regarding the financing and acquisition of facilities on and off campus;
Acting as the executive officer liaison to the Board of Trustees' Building and Property Committee and the Audit, Risk Management and Finance Committee;
Serving as a key decision-maker in coordinating fundraising for capital projects, along with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and officials of other associated entities;
Serving as Treasurer of the NC State Investment Fund and of the NC State Endowment Fund;
Serving in leadership roles on other university-related associated entities such as college-related foundations, other university-affiliated corporations, and local agencies and quasi-governmental bodies that interface with NC State;
Making effective financial and administrative decisions surrounding the operations of more than 1,100 off-campus research and extension facilities including various farms, forests, marine sciences facilities, 4-H camps and research laboratories;
Leading the decision-making process and negotiation of public/private partnerships;
Approving key financial and administrative reports that are distributed to other governmental bodies and/or the public;
Approving large financial transactions consistent with the authority delegated to the Vice Chancellor;
Assuring operational compliance with federal and state regulations as well as UNC System and NC State University requirements in key areas of finance and administration;
Representing NC State in UNC System, city, county, state, or federal governmental meetings dealing with financial and administrative affairs;
Making strategic decisions and providing advice regarding: human resources and talent management on campus; stewardship, maintenance and investment of short and long term financial assets; and enterprise operations that include dining and bookstores;
Maintaining open, informational and advisory communications with the Internal Audit Director and interacting collaboratively with him/her, in conjunction with the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, to ensure proactive identification and addressing of risks, a strong internal control and compliance environment, and effectiveness and efficiency in operational processes;
Serving as a key NC State representative in transportation affairs and interfacing with local/regional authorities on issues including transit planning, neighborhood partnerships and emergency coordination;
Making key strategic decisions that help to ensure campus safety;
Other duties and projects assigned by the Chancellor.
Requires a relevant post-Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience, or a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of five (5) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.
The successful candidate will possess many of the following attributes:
An advanced degree in business administration, public administration or other relevant field. In lieu of an advanced degree, candidates must possess a relevant bachelor's degree and extensive experience in a comparable position at institution(s) of similar size and scope;
Significant experience as a proven senior executive in a higher education, foundation, government or business organization of relevant size and complexity;
Must be a visionary, highly collaborative leader with a service and solutions-focused mindset, and an entrepreneurial orientation;
Ability to function in a complex, high-demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously and accustomed to setting and achieving goals;
Ability to provide critical, conceptual and strategic thinking to important financial, academic and administrative issues across the university;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to cultivate strong team collaboration among diverse groups and to maintain positive relationships with administrative and academic colleagues;
Proven record of achieving institutional cost savings in a decisive, yet collaborative and professional manner;
In-depth understanding of the political, social and economic factors shaping the future of higher education, and the political skill to develop strong partnerships with local, state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies in ways that build trust and promote mutual benefit;
Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal, presentation and listening capabilities;
Ability to crystallize complex financial information into lay terms and to effectively articulate the university's financial vision, strengths, goals and requirements to a wide range of audiences, both internal and external;
Familiarity with major construction, renovation and maintenance programs; understanding of facilities management, real estate development, campus master planning, and space planning. Familiarity with sustainability practices, including recycling, LEED construction, and energy conservation;
Record of significant leadership and accomplishment in human resources and planning, managing and implementing major business and financial systems, and knowledge of trends in enterprise resource planning and management;
Demonstrated excellence in leading operational best practices, spearheading efficiency initiatives, and exhibiting problem-solving skills;
Demonstrated commitment to embracing and enhancing diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity; and
Strong proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office, with working knowledge of computerized financial systems, including web-based information technologies.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00001673
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