The Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration is responsible for fiscal stewardship across the campus and supports the University’s mission through budget development, resource allocation, maximizing revenues, and lean business practices.The Associate Vice Chancellor will advise the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration and senior leadership on fiscally related matters and oversee the offices of Shared Services, Contracts, and Budget and Accounting Services, which includes the Bursar, Student Loans, and Sponsored Project Accounting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, the Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for creating strategies to strengthen the University’s fiscal position.She/he proactively advises and educates the campus on financial planning, budgeting and analysis, and long-range planning, and is a key part of the leadership team, providing vision and thinking strategically across the entire campus.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
• Baccalaureate degree is required and masters preferred.
Significant experience in a progressively responsible and complex business role at an institution of higher education, specifically an R1 institution, is preferred. The ideal candidate will exhibit experience overseeing campus financial strategies, creating measurable targets, and developing strategic plans.
The Associate Vice Chancellor should have knowledge and understanding of higher education, preferably an R1 Institution.Preferred skills include:
• Demonstrated executive or senior leadership
• Knowledge of and experience with fiscal management principles and practices including: financial planning and analysis, campus policy development, and compliance
• Ability to create a strong public presence, individually and institutionally as a representative of the Senior Vice Chancellor
• Demonstrated ability to be a creative problem solver and to think strategically
• Experience prioritizing and implementing strategic initiatives
• Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and negotiating skills
• Proven ability to prepare and present complex financial information to a variety of audiences
The Associate Vice Chancellor will exhibit the professional qualities of discretion, decisiveness, adaptability, and fairness.Demonstrated behavioral expectations include:
• Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness
• Commitment to the campus’ mission and strategic plan
• Ability to make good, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data)
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams, create a productive work environment, and lead and motivate a successful team
Review materials will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made.It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications including letters of interest resumes & five professional references be submitted prior to June 8, 2018.