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. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon the division’s strengths and take it to the next level. A primary responsibility will be addressing a strategic goal focusing on moving the University toward a more transparent, performance-based budgeting model based on the current 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, and oversees a number of administrative support functions including budget development and control, finance operations, facilities including campus planning, human resources, information technology, and university police/public safety. Other related duties as required. More information is available in the position profile at: https://www.frostburg.edu/human-resources/AMN-2021-005-202_VPAdminFinanceSearch_06.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 in higher education. The successful candidate will have experience with or demonstrate expertise in the following:
• Different budgeting models in higher education; • Overseeing the 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field or professional CPA/CMA.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled,
but only those received by May 21, 2021 can be assured full consideration.
Applications should consist of a cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations listed above, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information, and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; University System of Maryland benefits package included.
Internal Number: 21-655
About Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University is committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. FSU serves as the premier educational and cultural center for Western Maryland and is the only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland (USM) west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor.