Vice President of Administration & Finance – President’s Office
Holyoke Community College
Reporting to the President, the Vice President is the College’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and responsible for providing executive leadership to all operations, policies and planning for administrative services including fiscal affairs, contract administration, facilities operations, maintenance and repair, capital planning and construction, engineering services, procurement, information technology, auxiliary enterprises, security and emergency management, and campus police. This position serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.
Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently launched a forward-thinking Strategic Plan FY19-22, including new mission, vision, values, and student experience statements. The Vice President must spearhead leadership efforts in aligning financial operations, business support functions, security services, physical plant management, and auxiliary services with Strategic Plan objectives and outcomes. This executive leadership position is critical to strategically moving the institution forward, consistent with our values, in a direction that positions the institution for sustainable, long-term growth through operational effectiveness and business process improvement. In collaboration with our Advancement Office, the Vice President will lead a comprehensive revenue strategy reform that increases net revenue generation and reduces our dependency on student fee revenue.
Leads the Administration and Finance Division of the College to provide outstanding support services to the college community in alignment with the College's Strategic Plan and in a cost-effective manner. Cultivate strong and positive working relationships with the President, Board of Trustees, staff colleagues, and community partners.
Provides leadership in all aspects of financial management, including budget development, financial forecasting, capital improvements planning, investment oversight, business operations, internal control, audit preparation, contract oversight and fiscal analysis.
Promotes a highly-qualified, diverse and motivated workforce by ensuring effective employee recruitment, onboarding, positive employee relations and continuous professional development.
Develops short- and long-term financial plans that ensure College finances and budgets are managed in accordance with state law and generally accepted accounting principles.
Collaborates with cross-functional teams and provide value-added analysis and support of strategic initiatives, including new business opportunities consistent with institutional mission, cost-saving opportunities, and process improvement/re-engineering.
Advises the President's Cabinet, Finance & Audit Board Committee, Student Senate, and the campus community on the fee-setting processes and outcomes, and the short and long-term impacts of these on the College.
Spearheads short- and long-term plans for maintenance and improvement of the College's physical plant.
Ensures that auxiliary services operations for dining services and the College Store provide high quality, affordable options for the campus community while providing a positive financial return to the College.
Provides executive leadership to the Information Technology Department to ensure appropriate, up-to-date, innovative yet affordable technology support for instruction and business operations.
Supervises the Chief of Police, and delegates accordingly to ensure the campus community is safe through a public safety approach that incorporates security, communication, partnership with law enforcement, and preparedness.
Oversees the College's risk management strategy and approach, including a shared Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, in partnership with Westfield State University.
Provides effective supervision and performance management of direct reports.
Represents the College to appropriate state, local and federal agencies and officials.
Engages with faculty, staff, students, elected officials, other key constituents, and the public on a regular basis.
Provides support to the HCC Foundation on fiscal, real estate and construction related matters.
Serves as campus CEO in the absence of the President.
Master's degree in business administration, public administration, management, accounting, or related field, with ten years of professional experience in both fiscal and administrative areas, including at least five years in a supervisory/managerial capacity.
Demonstrated abilities in the oversight of building maintenance and building construction projects including knowledge of the regulations and policies; demonstrated leadership ability, high ethical values, a commitment to strategic planning, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated experience in developing, analyzing and implementing effective and innovative budget; understanding the importance of diversity of staff and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Executive level experience leading and implementing complex financial, business or organizational initiatives; administrative/executive experience in higher education environment, preferably a community college preferred.
Administrative/executive experience in a collective bargaining agreement preferred.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-employment background check, including criminal history will be conducted for all positions.
TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the following documents online to www.hcc.edu:
Resume, cover letter (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement), list of references with names and email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references (two supervisory references and one professional reference).
DEADLINE:June 28, 2019 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.