A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines the benefits of an intimate, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. Morris is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1800 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 28 percent US students of color (19 percent of whom are American Indian students) and 11 percent international students.
Morris culture is characterized by an unwavering commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education as well as by the particular traditions it has developed in pursuing that mission. The community believes in the values of shared governance (embodied in its official policymaking body, an inclusive Campus Assembly), and it recognizes the heritage of its campus (which was founded as an American Indian boarding school) with a vigorous commitment to diversity. With a vibrant sense of community in and out of the classroom, Morris aims to integrate curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular aspects of the student experience, and it reaches outward to the broader community with collaborative enterprises, partnerships, and service-learning initiatives.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities is the chief financial and business officer for the University of Minnesota Morris, overseeing an annual institutional budget that is in excess of $50 million. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as a senior member of the campus leadership team, providing leadership and vision in the areas of financial and operational oversight and planning.
The Vice Chancellor works collaboratively and cooperatively with senior administrators at UMN Morris and across all University of Minnesota campuses and system offices, to develop strategies and approaches which strengthen the business, financial, and administrative policies, while aligning with the goals and objectives of the UMN Morris and University of Minnesota Systemwide strategic plans.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities will:
Provide leadership and oversight in all aspects of UMN Morris’s financial resources in cooperation with UMN Morris senior leadership, assuring unquestionable integrity and fiduciary compliance;
Advise the Chancellor and work collaboratively with senior administrators on all matters relative to the fiscal standing, structure and financial processes of UMN Morris;
Develop financial plans and financial analysis models for the campus, which include innovative solutions, strategies and procedures to enhance efficiencies and ensure compliance with University policies and applicable state and federal laws;
Oversee resource use at the University of Minnesota Morris, including campus-wide resource allocation analysis, and develop strategic responses that will enable UMNMORRIS to maintain a strong financial position; and
Oversee operating and capital budgets; financial planning and resource allocation; real estate and leases; accounting and business services; institutional master planning, facilities planning, construction and maintenance; instructional technology and campus safety and security including emergency operations and continuity planning.
An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university in finance, accounting, business management or related fields such as public administration with a minimum of eight years of experience managing fiscal, human, and physical resources, to include a record of progressively responsible financial analysis and management experience; and
Evidence of strong writing and oral communication skills and excellence and effectiveness in preparing written documents and reports and making presentations to a variety of groups, including senior management.
A Masters in Business Administration or related graduate degree with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible positions in managing fiscal, human, and physical resources, to include a record of progressively responsible financial analysis and management experience; and
Proven success in executive leadership in the context of shared governance, unionization, and collaborative decision-making, to promote the university, its programs, mission and strategic plan.
An offer of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. To review a full position description and to apply for this position, go to the U of M http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job id #326521. Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.
Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.
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MISSION & VISION
A distinctive public mission
The University of Minnesota, Morris is a unique campus, one of 30 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
A student-centered educational environment, Morris is devoted to providing an engaging, challenging undergraduate experience that prepares graduates for careers, advanced degrees, flexibility in the work world of the future, lifelong learning, and global citizenship.
As a public college, Morris benefits from its relationship to the University of Minnesota—a major top-10 research university—and commits to accessibility.
Morris serves as an educational and cultural center for residents of west central Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.
As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative ac...tivity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.
The University of Minnesota, Morris's vision focuses on students:
To provide a personalized education for each student.
To complement and enrich extraordinary classroom experiences through undergraduate research, the Honors Program, study abroad, civic engagement, service learning, on and off campus internships, and the National Student Exchange.
To support and nurture the collaborative nature of the Morris campus and its deep sense of community.
To celebrate and strengthen the multicultural inclusiveness of the campus community.
To increase and strategically manage resources, including scholarships, to provide the best educational value possible for Morris students.
To become effective stewards of our environment and serve as a national leader in areas of sustainable energy and green living.
To recruit and retain outstanding students, faculty, and staff.
To nurture and support all members of the campus community, creating a climate of forthrightness, trust, and mutual respect.