Frostburg State University, a member institution of the University System of Maryland, invites applications for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; University System of Maryland benefits package included.
The next vice president for administration and finance will inherit a division that is functioning well and has effective leadership within its various operations and teams. This position is available because the current vice president, an employee for 30+ years, is retiring. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon the division’s strengths and take it to the next level, with a primary role in bringing a recently completed strategic plan to fruition. The vice president will partner with the president and executive cabinet as the University moves toward a more transparent, performance-based budgeting model based on the strategic plan. The institution is fiscally sound and looking to enhance its role as an educational, economic, and cultural asset in Western Maryland. We think this role will be especially appealing to thoughtful, team-focused, action-oriented individuals who have an appreciation for the challenges and opportunities for today’s public regional universities.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the President, serve as the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the University’s fiscal affairs. Oversee a number of administrative support functions including budget development and control, finance operations, facilities including campus planning, information technology, university police/public safety, and intercollegiate athletics. Other related duties as required. More information is available in the position profile at: https://www.frostburg.edu/fsu/assets/File/HR/pdf/VP-for-Admin-and-Finance-Profile.pdf
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field. At least five years of leadership experience in financial and/or administrative functions. The successful candidate will have experience with or demonstrate expertise in the following:
Different budgeting models;
Overseeing preparation of financial reports and responding to requests from external constituencies and governing boards;
Use of information technology and data analytics to assist in planning and assessment of operations;
Personal and professional ethical behavior with excellence in honesty, accountability, and integrity;
Strategic thinking and translating planning initiatives into budgeted actions;
Leading effective teams within one’s division and serving as an effective senior leadership team member;
Effective communication (both in writing and orally), especially in terms of explaining financial and budgetary information to a diverse population;
Excellent listening skills and ability to translate vision into actionable initiatives; and
Appreciation for an institution’s culture and providing leadership to overcome institutional barriers and operational silos.
Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and progressively responsible related work experience may be considered.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or professional CPA/CMA. Prior work experience in higher education.
A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University (FSU) is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU is located on a 260-acre campus in the Appalachian Highlands of Western Maryland.