Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R-053663
The University is seeking an experienced senior administrator with a successful record of higher education leadership and management accomplishments. The successful candidate will be forward thinking, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and collaborative. The individual will be a trusted advisor on matters of finance, facilities, administrative operations and compliance. This position serves as a key partner to the President and other Cabinet members. 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 implementation of all fiscal policies and regulations, developing and supporting a quality service orientation, and ensuring ethics and compliance within her/his areas of responsibility. These areas of responsibility include: 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. The VPBA/CFO, in partnership with the President and Provost, shares a major leadership role in defining resource allocation, developing priorities and strategies, and implementing campus-wide budget processes. The VPBA/CFO will partner with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to devise enrollment forecasts and will develop related fiscal models upon which to base budget planning. As one of five divisional vice presidents, the Vice President plays a key role in the development of University policy. The VPBA/CFO represents and acts for the President on matters of established financial, facilities, audit responses and administrative policy within the University and the Texas A&M University System, and accepts specific delegations and assignments requiring coordination at the senior administrative level.
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• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Management or related field. • Ten years of progressively greater management responsibility in a complex higher education organization; management experience in finance and administration in an organization with over a $75M 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 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 total staff (direct and indirect) in excess of 50; 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.
Preferred Qualifications • Advanced degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Management, Higher Ed Administration or related field. • 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.
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 our-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. As a relatively young and still growing institution, there is excitement about the next phase of A&M-SA’s evolution. Between May 2009 and fall 2018, the University’s enrollment grew more than 180 percent. The University currently serves over 6,900 students and has graduated more than 14,000 alumni. The student body is 65 percent female, 77 percent Hispanic, and approximately 73 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college. Through the University’s 33 undergraduate degrees and 16 graduate degrees, students ca...n 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. A&M-SA is quickly expanding to fill its 700-acre campus. Due to the rapid growth, the University's footprint is transforming, with Esperanza Hall, the first residence hall having opened in fall 2017; the Science & Technology Building, which opened in spring 2018; the Classroom Hall, which opened in fall 2020; and the College of Business & Library Building slated to open in spring
2023. As a proud Hispanic-Serving and Military-Embracing Institution with a predominantly first generation student population, Texas A&M University San Antonio transforms lives and our community by delivering a quality higher education experience that is accessible and inclusive, and by empowering students for academic success, rewarding careers, and engaged global citizenship.
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