In 1966, Columbia State was established as Tennessee’s first community college. Columbia State is located just 45 minutes from Nashville – one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. Over the past 50 years, we have grown to include five campuses serving a nine-county service area, a mixed rural and urban setting. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named Columbia State Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation.
Columbia State Community College invites applications for the position of Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services. The Vice President of Financial & Administrative Services (VPFAS) serves as the chief financial and administration officer reporting directly to the president and serving on the president’s cabinet. The Vice President provides leadership and development of areas that include: Business Operations, Finance, Financial Planning and Control Systems; Human Resources; Safety and Security; Facilities; and Information Services. The VPFAS has a leadership role in the development and implementation of the college’s strategic and institutional effectiveness plans. The Vice President is a vital collaborator with academic affairs and student affairs to support the college in its mission to nurture success and positively change lives and serves as the Foundation’s treasurer.
Essential Functions of the position will include:
1. Counsel the president as to the financial and fiscal needs of the institution for current operations and future planning. Lead and supervise the daily fiscal and administrative operations of the college.
2. Collect and analyze data for reporting and making recommendations to the president that continues excellence in the financial and administrative development of the college with high efficiencies, sound finance theory, and personnel-minded solutions that seek to meet current needs with attention to future impact.
3. Serve as the treasurer of the Foundation which includes reporting and assurances that the funds are meeting appropriate accounting and management standards.
4. Manage the financial operations of the college, through the Associate Vice President for Business Services for functions that include accounting, budgeting, auditing, investments, payroll, purchasing, inventory control, cash receipts, disbursements, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
5. Lead and supervise, through the Associate Vice President for Information Technology, computing which includes all the network, telecommunication, and management information systems operations of the college. Ensures the college’s technology and network infrastructure are kept current and fully support the instructional, student development, and administrative functions.
6. Administer, through the Director of Human Resources, the college’s human resource functions which includes employment processes, personnel services, development, compliance, and employee benefits management.
7. Lead an efficient and effective plant operations and maintenance function, through the Director of Facility Services and Safety, that support the college mission of an environment conducive to student success. Work with operations personnel to identify campus maintenance, security, and safety issues and long-term facility needs. Develop and recommend plans including funding strategies to address those needs.
8. Ensure that the college practices due diligence in the development and implementation of safety and security services and plans that provide for a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors.
9. Oversee collaboration, review, development and recommendation to the president of the college’s risk assessment plan, emergency preparedness plan, college safety plan, business continuity, and other financial and administrative related plans.
10. Lead the annual budget development process to include preparation of enrollment and revenue estimates, the development of staffing and compensation plan recommendations and strategies for the most efficient allocation and use of all the financial resources available to the college.
11. Administer auxiliary enterprise and like contractual services and make recommendations to the president regarding said services,
12. In consultation with the president, provide oversight and leadership for new construction and renovation, to include making recommendations to the president for project submittals on construction/renovation, capital projects, and land acquisition.
13. Represent the college at statewide Business Affairs Subcouncil meetings and, as appropriate, provides leadership on other state and local committees and councils. Serves as the liaison with the state finance office in matters relating to the implementation of the budget of the college.
14. Review and approve appropriate federal, state, legislative, and other reports that pertain to Finance and Administration, and advises the president of same. Ascertain that all federal and state required compliance reports required under the leadership of the VPFAS are complete, accurate, and timely.
15. Prepare reports and other information to keep the president informed as may be required for effective management of the college business and administrative resources.
16. Keep the president fully advised on financial related matters of the college through regular reporting, meetings, and conferences.
17. Recommend policies and procedures to more effectively and efficiently operate the college.
The Successful Candidate must have:
1. Master’s degree in business, economics, finance, accounting, public administration, higher education administration, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Five or more years of senior leadership experience in administrative, financial, and business services operations, including experience in the development and management of operational/capital budgets and long-term financial plans, with a record of sound planning and decision making.
3. Working knowledge of accounting/accounting principles.
4. Progressively responsible work experience in finance and administration, preferably within a higher education setting.
5. Experience with planning, implementing, and evaluating complex projects with appropriate input from stakeholders.
6. Experience with effectively motivating, managing, and supervising personnel and work teams.
7. Experience in developing, maintaining, and/or enhancing an inclusive work environment.
We invite you to submit a Columbia State Community College application, letter of application, statement addressing position responsibilities, resume, and transcripts. Apply online at: http://jobs.tbr.edu/postings/13178
For questions, please contact Christie Miller, Director of Human Resources at Christie.firstname.lastname@example.org
or 931-540-2501. Review of applications will begin Monday, May 2nd.