General Summary: Reporting to the Chancellor, serves as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for directing all aspects of the CCSNH’s financial affairs and strategic planning, including operations around academic quality and student success. Overall responsibilities include strategic planning, supporting system-wide attainment of student outcomes targets, financial analysis and reporting, budget management, investment oversight, and financial operations. This position also has system oversight of information technology, capital planning, facilities, and data analytics and reporting. The Chief Operating Officer serves as a member of the CCSNH Leadership Team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Operations and Capital Planning
Serve as the key staff liaison to the Board of Trustee’s Finance, Assets and Resources, and Student Success Committees.
Collaborate with CCSNH and College leadership to develop and implement strategic financial/business plans.
Lead and coordinate the preparation of the CCSNH biennial operational and capital budgets and work with Executive Director of Government Affairs on budget-related advocacy.
Lead system-wide new revenue and large grant development and maintains relationships and reporting with funders and lenders.
Direct the financial affairs and operations of CCSNH including supervising, evaluating, and training the finance management team.
Prepare financial projections and budgets to achieve the CCSNH’s financial objectives.
Direct the design, development and implementation of financial and accounting systems, which result in accurate and timely financial statements for internal and external users. Develops and maintains effective financial reporting.
Analyze and interpret financial data and reports for senior CCSNH management and the Board.
Review financial data for trends and performance against strategic goals and objectives.
Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and other governing regulations and directives.
Monitor cash management and investment performances and reports such to CCSNH management and Board of Trustees.
Work closely with Internal Audit.
Provide strategic oversight of CCSNH’s investment policy effectiveness.
Interface with CCSNH and governmental officials to define funding opportunities.
Strategic Planning and Student Success Operations
Oversee strategic planning processes, including development and refinement of the Community College System’s vision, mission, and key strategic initiatives. Work collaboratively with system and college personnel in the implementation of strategic initiatives.
Oversee key strategic programs to ensure that initiatives align with the mission and vision of CCSNH, the budget development process, and operations.
Collaborate with other leaders to ensure that strategic goals are appropriately communicated to internal and external audiences.
Oversee system-wide policy and operations that support effective academic programs and student services.
Measure CCSNH’s performance against key state, regional, and national benchmarks
Define student enrollment and attainment goals and programs in collaboration with key faculty and staff from across the system.
Work with Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and Vice Presidents of Student Affairs on system-wide initiatives and projects that promote objectives around enrollment management and student success
Monitor financial aid compliance and support for students requiring financial aid.
Information Technology Operations
Oversee the functional areas of Information Technology and Data Analytics and Reporting.
Plan and lead process improvement initiatives in institutional research, including in compliance reporting (e.g., to IPEDS) as well as for decision support.
Disclaimer Statement: The job description lists typical examples or work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties characteristic of the position classification.
Minimum of eight years of experience in strategic and/or financial management in higher education, the public sector, or in business including supervisory, financial analysis, budgeting, reporting, and project management experience.
Master’s Degree required. MBA or CPA preferred.
Valid Driver’s License or access to statewide transportation.
Additional Desired Qualifications: Fluency in metrics-driven management and passion for student success. Direct knowledge of accounting, financial management, budgetary and administrative systems planning, implementation, and management. Knowledge of cash management, financial investments, and capital financing principles and practices. Excellent communications and interpersonal relations skills with both internal and external constituents at all levels. Demonstrated skills in development and management of strategic plans and complex administrative systems. Project management skills including the ability to define projects, prioritize and manage multiple projects, measure and evaluate progress and outcomes, and meet timelines while producing quality work. Ability to measure and evaluate progress and outcomes. Working knowledge and experience with reporting software and ability to analyze from national and state higher education data systems. Knowledge and experience with research methods. Familiarity with State of NH biennial budget process. Proven ability to apply analytical skills to problem solving. Ability to work with minimum supervision, to begin projects independently or as assigned and to bring projects to conclusion on a timely basis. Ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner. Knowledge of industry best practices and standards for administrative operations. Ability to maintain accurate and orderly records and be able to analyze and evaluate information. Ability to direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel. Understanding of effective leadership principles. Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a team environment.
Application Materials: A complete and accurate CCSNH employment application; Letter of intent; and College transcripts that verify degree earned.
Application Deadline: October 8, 2020. The review of application materials will continue until the position is filled, with completed applications received by October 8, 2020 receiving full consideration.
CCSNH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Internal Number: S1R00058
About Community College System of New Hampshire
CCSNH is a public system of higher education consisting of seven colleges located across NH. All colleges in the CCSNH are accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, the same entity that accredits 4-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire. The Chancellor’s Office provides central support to the colleges, and is located in Concord, New Hampshire’s capitol city.
Our purpose is to provide residents with affordable, accessible education and training that aligns with the needs of New Hampshire’s businesses and communities, delivered through an innovative, efficient and collaborative system of colleges. CCSNH is dedicated to the educational, professional and personal success of its students; a skilled workforce for our state’s businesses; and a strong New Hampshire economy.