Saint Peter’s University invites applications and nominations for its next Vice President for Finance & Business. S/he will work collaboratively to lead Saint Peter’s to its next level of financial success by promoting best practices in fiscal management, collaboration, transparent communication, and data-driven decision-making.
The Vice President for Finance and Business is a key member of the University’s management team and is responsible for effective stewardship of financial resources to support the University’s Jesuit and Catholic mission. The Vice President will provide leadership and broad strategic oversight to assist the president, trustees, academic leadership and administrative personnel in the efficient and effective monitoring, management, and control of the financial resources of the university. This position will be responsible for the strategic vision, long range planning, and coordination of all budget, real estate, financial planning, debt financing, business, and procurement functions, and will ensure that accounting procedures and reporting conform to the highest standards of accepted accounting principles. The Vice President will lead an office committed to improving processes and to providing outstanding service. S/he will keep abreast of the higher education regulatory environment, overseeing the institution’s response to regulatory changes, managing risk, and ensuring that the Board and senior management are knowledgeable of the impact of regulatory developments. The Vice President will strengthen collaborations and relationships across the university to better serve the mission and to communicate financial policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and innovative leader who has (including but not limited to): progressive leadership in financial affairs and financial analysis, budget planning and management with five or more years of progressive complex administrative/ managerial experience in a medium to large multi-faceted organization applicable to higher education; strategic program development and problem-solving skills; experience managing fiscal services, administrative services, human resources, and a variety of auxiliary services or enterprises; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; successful experience in personnel management, including staff evaluation and development; and a strong accounting background (CPA preferred) with a Master’s Degree preferred as well, along with a proven record of prioritizing and balancing multiple tasks in a high pressure environment with significant timeline pressures.
Application materials should be submitted electronically to the Office of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, and complete contact information for five professional references. Application deadline is May 19, 2017.
About Saint Peter's University
Saint Peter's is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Established in 1872, the University blends a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, and opportunities for internships and experiential learning, leadership, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports alumni long after graduation. With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and a stellar faculty committed to student success, Saint Peter's offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as master's and doctoral programs. The main campus is in Jersey City, the second largest city in New Jersey, just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, business, and professional and career opportunities.
EEO/AA Statement: Saint Peter's University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution with a strong commitment to diversity.
Saint Peter’s University desires to ensure that faculty, students and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.