Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer
Texas A&M University San Antonio (A&M-SA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer.
The University In May 2009, the Texas Legislature signed Senate Bill 629, which established A&M-SA as a standalone institution. During the past 10 years, the University has evolved from an upper-division institution of higher education to a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. During this period, the University has impacted lives in South San Antonio and its surrounding communities, providing access to quality education while becoming a catalyst for regional growth – with countless stories of the students, graduates, faculty and staff who are on a mission to discover, inspire, lead and create.
Between May 2009 to fall 2018, the University’s enrollment grew more than 180 percent. The University currently serves over 6,700 students and has graduated more than 11,000 alumni. The student body is 62 percent female, 71 percent Hispanic, and approximately 70 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college. Through the University’s 29 undergraduate degree and 14 graduate degree programs, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. The University prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.
The Position As the Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer (VPBA/CFO) of the University, the individual has responsibility for ensuring quality administrative, facilities and fiscal services. The VPBA/CFO reports directly to the University President for all matters related to the management and oversight of the business and financial affairs of the University. The VPBA/CFO is responsible for the following areas of responsibility: budget, finance and accounting, business services, contract management, procurement services, risk and emergency management, university police, real estate development and capital project planning, design and construction, facility maintenance, information technology, human resources, payroll services, auxiliary and mail services, administrative compliance services, Title IX, pre- and post-award sponsored research activities, and fiscal oversight of the Texas A&M San Antonio Foundation. The VPBA/CFO is also responsible for sustainability and stewardship of the natural resources needed to assure progressive and efficient operations of the campus including facilities, campus grounds, energy usage and construction, and the University master plan development.
A bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, management or related fields.
Ten years of progressively greater management responsibility in a complex higher education organization; management experience in finance and administration in an organization with a significant budget; management experience must include managing responsibilities for several departments/divisions to include one or more of the
following areas and demonstrated familiarity with management issues related to the others: fiscal affairs, business affairs and facilities management.
A thorough knowledge of—or extensive experience in—budget development and management, public higher education accounting and finance, auxiliary operations, grants administration, contract management, risk management, applicable laws and regulations relating to human resources and employment equity are expected.
Must have management experience and/or responsibility for a sizeable staff (direct and indirect); demonstrated experience respecting and participating in shared governance practices; and a successful record of higher education leadership and management accomplishments.
Experience with integrating technology into administrative systems such as administrative and business services, human resources and/or facilities management processes.
Leadership experience in strategic planning and involvement in capital project planning and public-private partnership development.
Demonstrated commitment to equitable and inclusive practices and the ability to work productively with ethnically, culturally and economically diverse populations.
Excellent decision-making, organizing and planning skills.
Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
Advanced degree in accounting, business, finance, management, higher education administration or related fields.
Experience working in a dynamic institution on a rapid path to enrollment growth.
Experience at a public university with 5,000+ students.
Extensive understanding of the laws and regulations governing higher education.
Management experience in finance and administration in an organization with over a $75 million budget and a team of 50+ employees (direct and indirect).
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.