The State University of New York at Potsdam is seeking an experienced higher education or government financial professional to serve as Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
The State University of New York at Potsdam, located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park and an hour and a half from Lake Placid, is one of America’s first 50 colleges and the oldest in the SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls 3487 students—3217 undergraduates and 270 graduate students. Home to the renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its commitment to students’ development and success, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher education, and leadership in the performing and visual arts. It offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors, along with interdisciplinary studies options; and 18 graduate majors. (See www.potsdam.edu.)
A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is required but an advanced degree is preferred. Experience in a public higher education institution or system is also preferred, with experience within the SUNY system an added plus. Candidates must have unquestioned integrity and should demonstrate a record of expertise and effective strategic and operational leadership in areas of responsibility that include all aspects of finance, budgeting and other higher education business functions. The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, mission and results focused, and capable of leading transformation with diverse constituents in a collaborative environment. We seek a person with experience working across departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups; and a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment for all. See the full job description at:www.academic-search.com/sites/default/files/SUNYPotsdamVPFinanceProfile.pdf for a list of required and preferred qualifications, an agenda for the new VPF, and more information about SUNY Potsdam.
On-campus interviews are expected to be on-going beginning in early December, and the new Vice President for Finance is expected to assume office as soon thereafter as is possible, but no later than July 1.
In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are brought to campus.
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Candidates for the position should submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how their experiences match the requirements (hyperlink); a current curriculum vitae; and a reference list with the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five references, none of whom will be contacted without the consent of the candidate. Screening will continue until a Vice President for Finance is chosen, but only applications received by October 22, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to: SUNYPotsdamVPF@academic-search.com.
SUNY Potsdam is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Potsdam is committed to finding a candidate that both reflects the diverse possibilities in the human experience and fostering leadership in celebrating a diverse community. The administration, faculty, staff and students embrace diversity and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected class status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is in Alaska’s largest city and is the state’s largest postsecondary institution. UAA is a comprehensive university, with a main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, and several extension sites in rural communities and on military installations. It is part of the University of Alaska (UA) statewide system which includes three... universities and 12 community campuses.
Fiscal year 2017 revenues were approximately $293 million, with state appropriations accounting for approximately 40%, restricted grants and contracts 16%, tuition and fees 26% and 18% from a combination of auxiliaries, gifts and other revenue sources.
UAA’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. It is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 105 degree programs.
The eight academic units on the Anchorage campus are the colleges of Education, Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy, and Engineering; the Community and Technical College; the Honors College; and the Graduate School. The campus also has an award-winning library that serves both UAA and the neighboring private Alaska Pacific University. UAA is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, many of UAA’s colleges and academic programs are externally accredited by national organizations that set the educational standards for the profession.
UAA's intercollegiate athletics program plays an integral role in engaging the community and state. Athletics has routinely ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in the prestigious Learfield Director's Cup and is headquartered in the Alaska Airlines Center, UAA's on campus 5,000-seat, state-of-the-art sports complex.
UAA serves a diverse student body, 33.4% of whom identify as a racial or ethnic minority. 91% of all students are Alaskan residents. 53% of all students are “non-traditional” age (25+), and 59% of Anchorage Campus students attend part-time. 86% of students at the Community Campuses also attend part-time.