Brite Divinity School, affiliated with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for Vice President of Business and Finance. Related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Brite Divinity School maintains an ecumenical spirit as reflected in its curriculum and in the denominational and religious diversity of its students, faculty and staff. Its formal relationship with a major university and its location in one of the fastest-growing, dynamic, and exciting metropolitan areas further enriches the character of this graduate theological institution. Brite has an endowment in excess of $85 million and an operating budget of over $9 million. The Vice President reports to the President.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Ensures sound fiscal policy; effective financial controls; oversight of facilities; strategic planning; and institution budgeting. 2. Directs supervision of the Senior Accountant and the Director of Brite Housing. Serves as a member of the Executive Management Team. 3. Liaises with the Board of Trustees on financial, investment, audit and facilities management issues. 4. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Master's degree in business, finance or a related field. • 3 years’ upper level management experience. • In-depth working knowledge and experience in financial issues unique to non-profits (including such areas as accounting standards; endowment investment management; and IRS regulations and reporting).
• Knowledge of financial technologies and internal controls. • Skill for developing and sustaining productive working relationships with diverse constituencies. • Skill in strategic thinking. • Ability in financial reporting and communications. • Ability to convey complex financial information in lay terms. • Ability to have respect for Brite’s core values of scholarship that engages churches, the academy, and public life; justice that enhances diversity, flourishing and wholeness; and practice that enlivens intellectual, spiritual and professional growth.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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