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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
The Vice President for Finance and Auxiliary Services reports to the President, serves as the chief financial officer of the university, and is a member of the President’s senior leadership team and cabinet. The Vice President has the primary responsibility for the management of business and financial affairs, accounting, payroll operations, university benefits and health care, the university budget, the acquisition or construction of real property, relationships with financial institutions, external audits, receipt and disbursements of funds, investments, inventory and equipment control, compliance with federal and state agencies, and is also responsible for auxiliary areas including financial aid, student accounts, human resources, conference services, maintenance and grounds operations, food service and other contracts, and rental properties. The Vice President may be elected to serve as the Treasurer of the university on behalf of the university Board of Trustees as defined in its by-laws. This is a regular, full-time, exempt, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The projected hire date is July 1, 2020.
Advise and lead the President and Cabinet regarding financial and operational management policies and procedures.
Serve as a liaison and creative asset to the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board.
Provide effective administrative innovation to plan, implement, review, and grow the financial operations of the university in compliance with, and in support of, the university mission and strategic plan.
Provide executive oversight for a broad range of financial, business and support operations including the following functions: financial planning, budgeting, controller functions; audit, cash, debt, and investment management; accounts payable; accounts receivable; student accounts; payroll and benefits; real property; capital construction; risk management; health benefits and human resources.
Provide creative leadership for auxiliary operations supporting outstanding customer support, innovative delivery and exceptional quality. Creatively grow revenues in auxiliary services while growing the value proposition for the recipient.
Represent the university with appropriate external agencies and organizations and serve, as directed, by the President to participate on university standing and special committees.
Hire, train, evaluate and support a diverse team of professionals who report to this position asserting a continuous improvement environment. Meet at least bi-weekly with each direct report and weekly as a finance team to advance the university.
Work collaboratively with the President and the Vice President for Advancement in fund-raising, investment management, and donor reporting.
Provide leadership and creative ideas for the oversight and coordination of payroll and benefits policies and procedures. Stay abreast of the health benefit landscape and provide insight and real options for employees to control their health care costs.
Assist the President and other administrators in gathering, collating, and analyzing data relative to enrollment impact and financial operations and reporting requirements of the university. Prepare financial predictive tools and creatively help the university reach new goals for construction and expansion of the campus and online delivery systems.
Assist students in solving financial challenges while increasing student satisfaction and enrollment success.
Assist in the research of new online programs as requested.
Initiate and support quality initiatives that increase the quality of life for all students along with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Contribute significantly to problem-solving and innovation at a full university level offering support and ideas to Cabinet colleagues and their teams; contribute fully in the strategic plan implementation.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
A personal and seasoned relationship with Christ and evidence of ongoing spiritual growth and conviction.
A master’s degree is required with CPA certification desirable and evidence of significant and advanced experience and skill in the areas of financial administration, accounting and knowledge of a variety of operational auxiliary and business-related functions. A doctorate is preferred.
Exemplary record and comprehensive knowledge of financial management issues; relate and work effectively with people and have a high level of integrity, ethics and the ability to lead and coordinate the effective management of complex programs and enterprises.
Record of significant experience with both traditional and innovative online academic programs.
Evidence of strategic leadership in an environment of shared governance involving multiple stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability in clear, effective communication with diverse constituencies.
Deeply held commitments consistent with the university’s mission and values.
Lifestyle characterized by holiness and servant hood.
Willingness to become a member of a Wesleyan church.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Physical/Environmental Requirements. Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, manage athletic equipment and manage files. Requires ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting of objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds. Ability to travel and work outside of regular work schedule for athletic events and other engagements.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening and credit check.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
About Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.