Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer.
Reporting to the University President, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer (SVP) is responsible for management and strategic planning for the Finance and Business Office which includes these offices: Auxiliary and Business Services, Commonwealth Operations, Corporate Controller, Enterprise Project Management, Ethics and Compliance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Investment Management, Physical Plant, University Police, and Public Safety. The position also leads financial, endowment, business, and administrative activities for all Penn State campuses. The SVP will oversee the Finance and Business Office’s $500 million budget and manage nearly 3,000 full-time employees.
In collaboration with the President and the Executive Vice President and Provost, the SVP will guide major resource deployment, organizational functionality, and strategic decision-making. The SVP serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Penn State Health, the President’s Council, the Penn State Investment Council, and the Board of Directors for the Corporation for Penn State. The SVP is responsible for developing and maintaining excellent relationships with Penn State senior administration, all campus administrators, the Board of Trustees, community officials, state government officials, faculty, students, and staff. The SVP is charged with leading efficient and effective budget and financial operations and financial and administrative services in support of the University’s academic and strategic plans, ensuring the highest standards of fiscal and administrative integrity, and providing the highest levels of administrative and campus life services to faculty, staff, and students.
The successful candidate will: have experience as a senior financial officer leading and managing day-to-day operations in a large, complex institution; possess expertise in strategic financial planning, financial and investment management, debt financing, cash flow management, investment strategies, and other financial functions; have the ability to work on a senior team as a listener, contributor, collaborator, mediator and change agent, interacting with diverse constituencies across a complex institution; and, demonstrate a commitment to diversity and fostering strong relationships with academic administrators, athletics leaders, and community stakeholders.
Penn State is the land-grant university of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the country. Penn State has 24 campus locations, 19 academic colleges, 17,000 faculty and staff, and 100,000 students, including a medical college, two law schools, and an online World Campus. The position is based at the University Park campus, the University’s largest campus, located in State College, PA.
Penn State’s instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and extension education offered through both residential instruction and distance learning. Its educational programs are enriched by the talent, knowledge, diversity, creativity, and teaching and research acumen of faculty, students, and staff. Penn State provides affordable access to education and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. The University engages in collaborative activities with the private sector, higher education, and governmental entities worldwide to generate, integrate, apply, and disseminate knowledge that is valuable to society.
Review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest in confidence to:
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.