St. John’s College, the third-oldest college in the United States, holds a singular and internationally renowned role in American education by virtue of its program of instruction. Based on the reading, study and discussion of great books, the program serves as the foundation for a vibrant and inspired community of learning. Using a discussion format in small seminars, laboratories, and tutorials, students and faculty immerse themselves in a quest for deeper understanding about the world and their place in it. Operating on two campuses, one in Annapolis and another in Santa Fe, St. John’s enrolls approximately 900 undergraduate and graduate students.
The Annapolis campus, originally chartered in 1784 and covering 36 waterfront acres near the Chesapeake Bay, is situated within the heart of the Annapolis Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. While most students live on campus, the City of Annapolis has much to offer, including Annapolis harbor; coffee shops and art galleries; historic colonial architecture; and even a fringe festival, organized by a Johnnie alumnus. Annapolis is less than an hour from the waterfront city of Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.’s world-class historic, cultural, and retail attractions.
SANTA FE CAMPUS
Santa Fe, the oldest state capital and the second-largest art market in the nation, is a vibrant city that consistently ranks among the top places to live in the United States. An amalgam of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures, the city is a destination for intellectuals, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the creative arts. Santa Fe’s small population size (approximately 78,000) belies the depth and breadth of its cultural offerings but affirms the impact a single individual can have on the institutions and causes he or she embraces. About an hour from New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque, the 250-acre campus is tucked into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is just a short bike ride from historic downtown Santa Fe. The surrounding area is home to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe Institute, School for Advanced Research, Institute of American Indian Arts, and other historic and culturally-important sites and attractions.
Reports To: President and College-Wide Financial Officer
Duties: Through a respectful constructive style and guided by the Polity and Strategic Plan, the Treasurer provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the Annapolis campus has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems to effectively maintain the campus and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Collaborates with the campus management team and the College-Wide Financial Officer (CWFO) to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to achieve the objectives of the campus and college. Develop, motivate, and lead a high performance management team that fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the college. The Treasurer has oversight of the business office, buildings and grounds, personnel, technology, and auxiliary operations.
The Treasurer oversees the campus’s general accounting, payroll, student accounts, procurement and expenditures. Working with the College-Wide Financial Officer, the Treasurer is responsible for managing all fiscal functions of the campus in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, ensuring the existence of and adherence to appropriate financial controls and policies. The Treasurer ensures that campus reconciliations and reports are completed on a timely basis. The Treasurer assists in coordinating the financial audit, which is conducted from the Annapolis campus, as well as the completion of college-wide tax returns and other regulatory filings. The Treasurer prepares the campus operating budget, receiving guidance from the CWFO on college-wide assumptions and assist the Treasurer in developing current year projections and analyses. The Treasurer oversees the campus’s cash flows and anticipates operating and capital cash needs. Negotiates and approves contracts with vendors, ensuring that contracts comply with college policies, that contracts are funded, and that vendors provide goods or services before payments are made. Produces a variety of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and/or ad hoc reports for all constituencies including the Board of Visitors and Governors.
The Treasurer manages local financial relationships including banking, leasing, and lending. Works with the CWFO to report to banks and lenders as needed.
The Treasurer manages the personnel staff, including planning of staff levels and compensation, including salary and benefit programs. Ensures that payroll and benefits payments and filings are processed accurately and timely.
The Treasurer has oversight of campus buildings and grounds operation, managing the condition, upkeep, and maintenance of the campus facilities. Directs the development of capital plans, including funding of such plans.
The Treasurer manages the campus’s dining operations, including review and oversight of the 3rd party food service provider. Supervises the conference services staff.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum of a Bachelors degree and ten years high-level management experience. Demonstrated experience working with budgets and extensive managerial and supervisory experience, ability to problem solve in a team/committee style, and ability to successfully delegate work. At least five years of supervisory experience, ability to motivate, train, and develop staff. Ability to work successfully with the College community including the Board and other professionals such as architects, lawyers, and insurance brokers. Desirable qualities include fund accounting, endowment, or grant management experience.
Compensation: Grade 19. Minimum starting salary $132,670.69 with an excellent benefits package.
St. John's College is a community dedicated to liberal education. Liberally educated persons, the college believes, acquire a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of fundamental knowledge and to the search for unifying ideas. They are intelligently and critically appreciative of their common heritage and conscious of their social and moral obligations. They are well equipped to master the specifi...c skills of any calling, and they possess the means and the will to become free and responsible citizens.