The Vice President of Finance and Facilities serves as the Chief Finance and Facilities Officer (CFFO) of the college and provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for college-wide budget development, budget monitoring, budget forecasting, fiscal affairs, physical plant, auxiliary enterprises (bookstore and food service), 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.
The successful Vice President will be defined by colleagues as a trusted advisor, whose empathy is demonstrated through inclusiveness and service to others. This person will be described as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor that puts those around him/her at ease. Consistent with the college’s mission, this leader will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of NHCC students. The Vice President works together with colleagues to create a strong sense of fiscal accountability across campus, and to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.
The Vice President must have the expertise and experience to lead the finance operations of a 2-year, student-centered college.
MBA or equivalent Master's Degree and 5 years of experience
Five or more years of progressively complex administrative/managerial experience in a medium to large organization
Track record of success in financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and budgeting
Demonstrated high level of skills in leadership, management, supervisory, organizational, and human relations
Demonstrated genuine commitment to inclusiveness and shared governance in leadership and decision making
Knowledge of principals of continuous improvement and quality management
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds and commitment to affirmative action in staffing and operations
Track record of effective and vigilant stewardship of college/organization resources
Demonstrated ability to identify and address issues and concerns in a diplomatic and sensitive manner
Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
High degree of computer literacy, including proficiency and demonstrated ability to use technology to develop business process efficiencies.
Experience in higher education and government
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
Choose to work at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) and you will be joining a vibrant, and diverse professional community who believe in the power of education to change lives. NHCC welcomes their students and values their employees.
NHCC has a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1966, the college is a respected, thriving comprehensive community college with a strong history of liberal arts education and career programs. NHCC is one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in the state of Minnesota. NHCC is a member of Minnesota State which is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the nation.
Offering more than 70 academic programs to over 10,000 students NHCC prepares students to transfer or for immediate entry into the workforce. The thriving campus is also home to more than 25 clubs and organizations supporting a largely part-time student body with co-curricular and recreational activities.
Join our NHCC community and help us create opportunities for students to reach their academic goals, succeed in their chosen professions, and make a difference in the world.
Desired Start Date: 01/05/2021
Internal Number: 1555
About North Hennepin Community College
Conveniently located in Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College offers a variety of quality programs with flexible scheduling options and affordable tuition. NHCC offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to university baccalaureate programs and/or for immediate entry into the workforce. NHCC also offers professional training programs and certifications that can lead to career-advancement opportunities. Highly credentialed faculty and staff are dedicated to our students success.