Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration

University of Evansville in Indiana

Date Posted December 16, 2016
Type Executive
Employment Type Full-time

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration at the
University of Evansville. Established in 1854, the University of Evansville (UE), located in southwestern Indiana, has a rich history and a reputation as one of the nation’s top comprehensive universities. The University’s 2,500 students from 43 states and 51 countries experience a distinctive curriculum based on exposure to great ideas, timeless themes, significant questions, multiple perspectives, and experiences outside the classroom. Its faculty, 85 percent of whom hold their doctorate or terminal degree, are passionate about teaching and preparing students for success through activities that happen on campus, in our community, throughout the nation, and across the globe. The University is recognized as a top 10 school in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” annual rankings for  master’s institutions in the Midwest. UE has received national recognition for its dedication to international education, and is consistently listed among the top comprehensive universities in the United States for study abroad. The University’s signature study abroad program, Harlaxton College, is located in a magnificent English manor owned and
operated by UE. Harlaxton was recently ranked as the number one study abroad program in the United States.

The Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration (VPFAA) serves as the chief financial officer (CFO) and is accountable to the President for all business and fiscal matters of the University. The VPFAA is a member of the President’s
Council and Cabinet and is responsible for the strategic direction and administrative management of financial planning and modeling, business operations, policy development, the University budget and budget processes, accounts payable and receivable, debt management, institutional investments, University-wide contract administration, risk management and insurance, bookstore, dining services, and capital construction and renovation projects. With a division of 70 employees, the VPFAA oversees the Offices of Fiscal Affairs, Administrative Services, Technology Services, Human Resources, Facilities Maintenance and Planning, and the University Bookstore. Under the umbrella of Fiscal Affairs, the VPFAA is also the key contact for University legal counsel and contracted institutional dining and facility services.


The scope of services performed by the VPFAA impacts, supports, and reaches across every department on campus.
In addition, the CFO engages with the Faculty Senate and its subcommittees of Fiscal Affairs and Accounting and
Budget by participating in meetings and presenting financial data. The VPFAA also supports the Board of Trustees
by staffing and providing information to the Executive, Finance, Audit, Investment, and Compensation Committees.

Qualifications: The VPFAA must provide visionary leadership to the University and ensure fiscal decisions and operational planning align with the mission, identity, strategic plan, and core goals of the University. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • A core commitment to the private, independent liberal arts and sciences education;
  • Substantial experience in a position of financial leadership;
  • Record of accomplishment in developing effective financial strategies that uphold and promote the fiscal strength and integrity of the organization;
  • Demonstrated understanding of fiscal principles and standards, preferably in an academic environment;
  • Extraordinary communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high level of professional integrity;
  • A deep sense of civic engagement, global perspective, and social responsibility;
  • A strong record of working on a collegial basis through consultative processes with other groups and offices within an organization (e.g., faculty and administrators in a setting of shared governance)

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Finance, Accounting or a related field is required;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or advanced degree (e.g., a Master’s degree in Business Administration) is required (preferably both).

Application: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and information for three references to the Office of the President, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722. Materials may be submitted online to PL23@evansville.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full and timely consideration, please submit by February 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To learn more about the University, please visit www.evansville.edu.


The University of Evansville operates under a nondiscriminatory policy with regard to race, color, creed or religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.