Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills’ mission is to provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to serve as its next Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (VPAF/CFO). The VPAF/CFO leads a highly productive and client-focused administration and finance division that includes; budget planning and administration, financial management, human resources management, payroll, physical plant, facilities planning and construction, university police. The VPAF/CFO also provides administrative oversight of the University Foundation, an independent 501c3 auxiliary organization responsible for commercial operations such as the bookstore, food services, and grant and contract administration.
Through strategic leadership, fostering campus relationships, and strong financial management, the VPAF/CFO will be responsible for ensuring the division provides services and programs that further the University’s strategic priorities, upholds integrity, fosters transparency, creates a positive and productive teaching and learning environment, and ensures the health and safety of the campus community. The next VPAF/CFO will execute efficient transparent practices that support the continuous improvement of policies, procedures and services that align with the university’s overall direction and strategic priorities. The VPAF/CFO will bring a proven track record of effective financial planning and budget leadership, comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws and requirements that govern university financial and administrative operations, and demonstrated experience building and maintaining successful relationships and working effectively in a highly collaborative leadership team.
CSUDH is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. A public, co-education institution, Dominguez Hills enrolls over 15,000 students across six colleges. The University is a leader in developing outstanding programs that foster a college-focused culture in the communities it serves, with a goal of becoming a national model for student success grounded in academic excellence. The 346-acre campus is in Carson, California, just 10 miles from the beach and 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Under the administrative direction of the University President, the VPAF/CFO is a member of the President’s Cabinet and serves as the chief advisor to the President on university financial and administrative matters. The VPAF/CFO will ensure strong financial management, foster an environment of diversity and inclusion, provide strategic guidance and planning, and promote innovative process improvements. The incumbent is the primary liaison to the CSU system, government agencies, and other entities regarding university fiscal and administrative matters.
The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of progressively responsible and demonstrated success in higher education financial and/or administrative senior leadership including at least 5 years of senior level management experience. Experience in a comprehensive, public four-year institution of higher education working in financial or administrative capacity with demonstrated experience partnering with private or public entities to enhance university facilities, operations, or services is preferred.
California State University, Dominguez Hills has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm to assist in this recruitment.
All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and application materials should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website:
California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
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