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Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Vice President for Finance and Administration
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Department: Finance and Administration
Locations: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted: May 3, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID: 147108
Job Description:
The Vice President for Finance and Administration directly reports to the President, is a member of the President's executive leadership team, and is the executive responsible for leading the College's finances and operations. The VPFA provides oversight and accountability of DCC's human and financial resources, the management and care of information systems and facilities using best practices, and research and collaboration with higher education and industry colleagues. The Vice President develops and manages a $60MM budget, directly supervises seven staff, including four Associate Vice Presidents, and oversees a total of 138 staff in the areas of finance and budget, the Office of Human Resources Management, Facilities, Safety and Security, and Information Technology.
The Vice President works closely with the President to develop financial models, benchmarks, and standards against which fiscal decisions are made; develops, tests, and implements comprehensive, multi-year financial models through detailed analysis and projections to support the College's strategic plan and guide strategic and evidence-based decision-making; and is also responsible for comprehensively managing the fiscal operations of the DCC Foundation and Association and ensures that proper accounting standards and financial controls are in place.
The Vice President ensures that the College's operations meet state and federal compliance regulations and is responsible for the upkeep and regular maintenance of the institution's capital assets. The Vice President also demonstrates familiarity with information technology systems and networks, human capital management, major construction, renovation, and maintenance programs, as well as an understanding of facilities management, capital construction, real estate development, campus master planning, local regulations, and business operations.
The successful candidate will have a strong planning orientation with the ability to serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the President as well as work collaboratively with other leaders on the team and the Board of Trustees. The next Vice President will have knowledge of relevant financial models, financial analysis, as well as performance measures and metrics to understand complex fiscal projects that inform decision-making; experience with strategic planning, budget analysis, campus operations, and policy development; and experience in building, leading, and creating an inclusive environment, with a track record of positive outcomes in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Vice President will be able to show a commitment to the College's overall mission and serve with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism; have knowledge and experience with state, federal, and annual auditing procedures as well as applicable laws; and have demonstrated success supervising and managing key service units. Preferred qualifications include a CPA, experience with financial software, and experience with progressive responsibility resulting in high-level financial leadership in a complex organization. Also preferred is experience in higher education, local government, and/or not-for-profit organizations. A master's degree from an accredited institution is required.
Additional Information:
Dutchess Community College is an AA/EOE employer. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and resume to RPA Inc. at DutchessVPFA@rpainc.org. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity or to make a nomination, please email Isaac Karaffa, Vice President and Senior Consultant, or Dana John Cohick, President, at the email address listed above. The first review of candidates will begin on April 30, 2022, and interviews will commence thereafter

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