Minnesota State invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 58 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
Minnesota State seeks an accomplished financial management executive who can provide a compelling vision for the future and can successfully develop and execute strategy into action-oriented goals.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities provides overall strategic fiscal and administrative leadership and serves as the chief financial officer for the system.
The vice chancellor serves in the chancellor's cabinet and leads the strategic finance, facilities, and other auxiliary administrative operations in support of the Minnesota State mission.
In consultation with college and university constituencies, the vice chancellor is responsible for establishing, monitoring, and evaluating policy regarding finance and facilities at the 37 colleges and universities and system office in St. Paul. In addition, the vice chancellor is charged with partnering with system and campus leaders on strategic initiatives that provides improvements and innovations to enhance performance. In addition to financial acumen, the vice chancellor must demonstrate administrative leadership talent that can build a cohesive and unified vision and action-oriented goals around system-wide approaches to programmatic and financial sustainability.
The vice chancellor will demonstrate the agility to transition from high-level strategic priorities to detailed implementation in order to translate the system's aspirations into budget and financial management systems.
Knowledge of Minnesota, its regional economies and broader trends impacting not only the state but also our colleges and universities is essential. Further, an understanding of Minnesota's political landscape and its public financing framework is a must to effectively advocate on behalf of our colleges and universities and our students.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related area is required; advanced degree, CPA, or equivalent is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of successful and progressive leadership experience in a large, diverse, complex, and technologically sophisticated organizational setting.
Nominations and application materials should be submitted by the target date of March 15, 2019 although expression of interest may be considered until the position is filled.
Application materials must include:
Letter of interest stating how the candidate's experiences and qualifications connect with the strategic priorities expressed in the position prospectus.
Names, addresses telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact, including the candidate's professional relationship with each reference listed. References will only be contacted with permission of the candidates.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to initiate a conversation about this opportunity through email contact with Renée Hogoboom, Executive Search Manager, prior to submitting materials. She can be reached at Renee.Hogoboom@MinnState.edu
The target start date for the new Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities is July 1, 2019.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.