Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

The University of Connecticut in Connecticut

Date Posted June 17, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer

The University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer (EVPA/CFO).  Reporting to the President, the EVPA/CFO is the chief administrative and financial officer of the University.

The University of Connecticut is one of the nation’s leading public research universities.  Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium.  It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education with its main campus in Storrs in addition to a Law School, Medical and Dental Schools, a Health Center and five regional campuses in Greater Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Avery Point, and Torrington.  The Law School campus is located in Hartford; the Health Center campus is located in Farmington.  Both are closely linked to the main campus through academic projects.

UConn is ranked among the Top 20 public universities in the nation according to the 2014 U.S. News & Report.  The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 30,000 students which includes more than 22,000 undergraduates and nearly 8,000 graduate/professional students. 

The EVPA/CFO oversees Capital Projects & Contract Administration; Facilities Operations & Building Services; Finance & Budget (including Procurement Services, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bursar, Financial Systems, Payroll, Treasury); Human Resources; Labor Relations; Logistics Administration; Public Safety; Planning, Architectural & Engineering Services; and Infrastructure Planning for the entire University. The goal of the Office of the EVPA/CFO is to create and maintain essential University services and a physical environment that robustly supports the academic and research missions of the University of Connecticut. This is accomplished through quality customer service, effective collaboration with faculty and staff, and strong stewardship of the University’s financial, capital, and human resources. 

At least 15 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions within finance and administration is required.  It is preferred that this experience is gained in a higher education, research institute, or academic medical setting.  A demonstrated deep understanding of finance (including infrastructure finance, internal controls, cash management, and treasury services) and budgeting (capital and operational) is also required.  The successful candidate should be an adept leader and manager who has the ability to oversee and lead an organization-wide, service-driven administrative and finance function that is proactive, progressive and collaboratively aligned with the many disparate organizational entities that compose a university.  A Master’s degree in finance, management, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. 

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.  The University of Connecticut will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Elizabeth Ewing and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  For further information, please see:  http://evpacfo.uconn.edu/.  Nominations and applications should be directed to:

UConn EVP/CFO Search Committee

c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4300

Atlanta, GA 30308

Telephone: 404-682-7316

Email: uconncfo@heidrick.com

 

 

The University of Connecticut does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, past/present history of a mental disorder), prior conviction of a crime (or similar characteristic), workplace hazards to reproductive systems, gender identity or expression, or other legally protected classifications in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.  The University of Connecticut prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

 

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