Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

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Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance (VCAF) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance serves as a senior member of the university's administrative team, reporting directly to the chancellor and serving as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet. The position is responsible for the overall effective leadership of the following operational units: Budget Office, Accounting Services, Human Resources, Facilities and Energy Management, Campus Service Operations, Bursar, Labor & Employee Relations, Center for Environmental Health & Safety, Property Control, and Procurement Services. The vice chancellor oversees nearly 500 employees throughout the division with a total budget of about $20 million.

  • Provides leadership, policy and program direction for departments in the VCAF units.
  • Serves as the campus chief financial officer, budget director, and head of administrative operations.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Chancellor with respect to administrative and financial operations.
  • Provides relevant, timely financial and operational information to the University’s senior administration to assist in planning and decision-making.
  • Provides leadership and financial guidance that ensures the integrity and internal controls of the financial operations.
  • Maintains and improves the human, physical and fiscal operations of the University, and provides a comprehensive system of effective management.
  • Oversees the development, acceptance, and implementation of new/revised goals and activities of the departments under the vice chancellor.
  • Provides administrative oversight of the University long-term facilities plan.
  • Provides support for long-range and strategic planning, including analysis of campus resource requirements.
  • Provides direction for major renovation and new construction projects.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the University's budget, RAMP reports, narrative statements, and appropriation hearing information.
  • Directs the implementation of policies and procedures necessary for compliance with applicable Federal and State laws/regulations.
  • Serves on University committees and task forces.

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, educational administration, or related field and at least 10 years of progressively responsible financial and administrative experience, with at least 7 years of that experience being in higher education.
    • Strong record of personnel supervision including a preference for experience working with employees who are represented under collective bargaining agreements.
    • Understanding of financial aspects of facilities maintenance, construction management and/or utility distribution systems.