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Vice President of Finance and Facilities - Northeast Higher Education District
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date Posted 01/19/2021
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Vice President of Finance and Facilities provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for college-wide budget development, monitoring and forecasting, fiscal affairs, physical plant, auxiliary enterprises, risk management, and safety/security programs. This position serves on the Executive Leadership team and reports directly to the college President. As a senior leader of the college and member of the Executive Leadership team, this position provides critical input to the President on key college issues and opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • High level administrative experience in a medium to large organization.
  • Experience in financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated high level of skills in leadership, management, supervisory, organizational, and human relations.
  • Must have genuine commitment to inclusiveness and shared governance in leadership and decision making.
  • Knowledge of principals of continuous improvement and quality management.
  • Ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds and commitment to affirmative action in staffing and operations.
  • Ability to identify and address issues and concerns in a diplomatic and sensitive manner.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of computer literacy, including proficiency and demonstrated ability to use technology to develop business process efficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Certified Public Accountant certification.
  • Thorough understanding of the collective bargaining process and skill in the administration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Demonstrated competence in interpreting and complying with federal and state legislation, state, system, and college policies.
  • Demonstrated accuracy in forecasting financial positioning; ability to analyze, interpret, and effectively communicate statistical information to internal and external customers of the college.
  • Experience with facilities master planning, capital budget requests, and building construction activities.
  • Experience working with architects in the development of the predesigns and schematic designs for capital budget requests.
  • Experience with and commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship.
  • Knowledge of environmental safety, security operations, and emergency response planning.
  • Knowledge of the overall operations of educational institutions and/or government operations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong community and business relationships.
  • Experience with bargaining units and contract agreements.

Other Requirements About

This position has the responsibility for finance, facilities and operational leadership for the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) composed of five separately accredited and autonomous Colleges in NE Minnesota, including Hibbing, Itasca, Mesabi Range, Rainy River and Vermilion, reporting to NHED President.
The five colleges are in the process of merging into a single accredited college (with six campuses) which will be operational Fall 2022.

Benefits Info

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Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must apply online using Northeast Higher Education District’s online People Admin application: https://nhed.peopleadmin.com/postings/1509

Posting Contact
Kerri Dahl at kerri.dahl@mesabirange.edu or 218-749-7767
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. This document can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille or audio tape by calling Carmen Bradach, Senior Human Resource Officer (218) 749-7743.
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