The State University of New York at Potsdam is seeking an experienced higher education or government financial professional to serve as Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
The State University of New York at Potsdam, located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park and an hour and a half from Lake Placid, is one of America’s first 50 colleges and the oldest in the SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls 3487 students—3217 undergraduates and 270 graduate students. Home to the renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its commitment to students’ development and success, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher education, and leadership in the performing and visual arts. It offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors, along with interdisciplinary studies options; and 18 graduate majors. (See www.potsdam.edu.)
A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is required but an advanced degree is preferred. Experience in a public higher education institution or system is also preferred, with experience within the SUNY system an added plus. Candidates must have unquestioned integrity and should demonstrate a record of expertise and effective strategic and operational leadership in areas of responsibility that include all aspects of finance, budgeting and other higher education business functions. The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, mission and results focused, and capable of leading transformation with diverse constituents in a collaborative environment. We seek a person with experience working across departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups; and a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment for all. See the full job description at:
On-campus interviews are expected to be on-going beginning in early December, and the new Vice President for Finance is expected to assume office as soon thereafter as is possible, but no later than July 1.
In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are brought to campus.
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Candidates for the position should submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how their experiences match the requirements (hyperlink); a current curriculum vitae; and a reference list with the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five references, none of whom will be contacted without the consent of the candidate. Screening will continue until a Vice President for Finance is chosen, but only applications received by October 22, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to: SUNYPotsdamVPF@academic-search.com.
SUNY Potsdam is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Potsdam is committed to finding a candidate that both reflects the diverse possibilities in the human experience and fostering leadership in celebrating a diverse community. The administration, faculty, staff and students embrace diversity and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected class status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Alabama, one of the nation’s premier public universities, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer (VPFA&T). The next VPFA&T will serve a thriving institution that has earned global distinction for sustained double-digit enrollment growth, academic excellence, and state-of-the-art physical facilities. Designate...d by U.S. News & World Report as a “Top 50” public university, the University is committed to exemplary teaching, research, scholarship, athletics, and co-curricular programs that rival any in the nation.
The University of Alabama (https://www.ua.edu/) offers bachelors’, masters’, and doctoral degrees in over 200 fields of study. UA’s more than 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and staff. As the state’s flagship university, UA has the fastest growing enrollment in the nation.
On the financial front, UA’s total revenues for 2016 exceeded $1.1 billion. UA’s 2016 net position was $1.9 billion. The University’s 2016 Financial Report can be found at http://financialaccounting.ua.edu/financialreports/. With an operating budget approaching $875 million, The University of Alabama is a highly respected leader in the intellectual, social, and economic advancement of the state and region. A powerful engine for economic development, UA annually contributes more than $2.5 billion to the state’s economy (http://president.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/president_report_2013.pdf). The University has earned the fiscal support of its strong Congressional delegation and is a vital partner in a variety of international economic development initiatives.
The University of Alabama has seen unprecedented growth in both quality and numbers since 2003, with enrollment topping 30,000 for the first time in 2010 and reaching more than 37,600 this academic year. UA has planned carefully for this expansion, adding faculty, facilities, and support functions to meet current needs and accommodate continued demand. As students and their families across the country and around the world recognize the quality and value UA offers, the University has welcomed excellent freshman classes year after year, with each new class exceeding the last in academic quality.
Robust student demand has led to a remarkably strong operating cash flow, expectations for continued favorable philanthropic support, and growing flexible reserves. The consistently positive operating performance reflects a culture of sound financial management coupled with strong revenue growth. The University’s operating margin averaged 10.1 percent in recent fiscal years.