Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned VP for Finance and Administration
Position Title Vice President for Finance and Administration
Position Type Management and Administrative
Application Deadline Date
Posting Number 35011702
Salary or Wage Commensurate with experience
Full-time / Part-time Full Time
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Temporary / Permanent Permanent
Position Start Date
Work Schedule M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the nature of University work, there is a potential for 24 hour coverage.
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Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Vice President for Finance and Administration is a member of the executive leadership team and reports directly to the President. The Vice President provides overall leadership for the University fiscal and administrative operations. The Vice President is responsible for functional departments including: Athletics, financial planning, budgeting and budget analysis, Accounting, Bursar, Purchasing, University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Auxiliary Operations and Dining Services, Information Technology Services, Institutional Research and Assessment, and Facilities operations, Risk Management and insurance. Edinboro University is an SAP and Banner institution.

The Vice President directs the budgetary operations of the University which include the Educational and General (E&G) budget and the auxiliary enterprises budgets; oversees the development and preparation of the University’s E&G, auxiliary enterprises, and other self-supporting and independent operations budgets; and implements adjustments to these budgets during the course of the year as internal and external influences impact revenues and expenditures.

The Vice President works collaboratively with other executives, faculty, staff, students and external constituents to provide leadership, policy direction and management for all financial aspects of the University.


Additional specific duties include the following:

  • Provides all accounting services, purchasing services, contracting services, preparation of financial statements, coordination of internal audit functions, administration of cash management and investment programs, and the financing of equipment and facility needs through bond financing and other mechanisms.

  • Maintains accounting records for all University operations, prepares financial statements and coordinates audits by independent CPA firms.

  • Prepares financial reports as required by the Board of Governors and the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

  • Supervises collection of all tuition and fees and safeguards cash assets.

  • Serves as the contracting officer for the University and directs the contracts, purchasing and services for all University operations in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Directs the overall management of the University’s physical plant, including building and grounds maintenance, utility services, architectural, contracting, and quality assurance services, project management, facilities financing and the University facilities master plan. Prepares the Capital Budget Request and Deferred Maintenance Appropriation reports. The Vice President is responsible for the coordination with the Chancellor’s Office and Department of General Services on all capital projects.

  • Directs the overall management of the University’s Information Technology Services, including responsibility for Information Technology planning for both academic and administrative systems.

  • In conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, oversees the delivery of a comprehensive dining and conferences program that includes multiple dining services for students, as well as concessions, catering and conference services for both internal and external customers.

  • Represents the University on the Council of Fiscal and Administrative Vice Presidents and other committees created by the PASSHE as well as other external and internal functions.

  • Role with Council of Trustee meetings.

  • Oversees the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment which is involved with enrollment and retention projections and how that ties to planning and revenue.

  • Supervises the University Police and Environmental Health and Safety Office to insure effective coordination of programs for campus safety.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years demonstrated experience in finance and accounting; knowledge of construction and facilities operations; and experience in technology and communications. The candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and supervisory experience and experience with fund accounting in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree and experience in higher education preferred. Certified Public Accountant Certification (CPA) preferred. Responsibility for a large corporate or institutional budget preferred.

Specific Duties
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is building a diverse academic community and encourages people of color, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application review will begin on January 15, 2018, however, the position will remain open until filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services , and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report and credential verification. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration. Final candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree will be obtained by date of employment
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • PhD, Ed.D, DBA, J.D.
  3. * Are you a Certified Public Accountant?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate how many years of accounting/finance experience you possess:
    • I have no accounting/finance related experience.
    • I have less than 1 year of accounting/finance experience.
    • I have 1 or more year but less than 5 years of accounting/finance experience.
    • I have 5 years but less than 8 years of accounting/finance experience.
    • I have 8 to 10 years of accounting/finance experience.
    • I have more than 10 years of accounting/finance experience.
  5. * How many years of computerized accounting system experience do you have?
    • I have no computerized accounting experience.
    • I have less than 1 year of computerized accounting experience.
    • I have 1 or more year but less than 5 years of computerized accounting experience.
    • I have 5 or more years but less than 10 years of computerized accounting experience.
    • I have 10 or more years of computerized accounting experience.
  6. * How many years have you been responsible for a large corporate or institutional budget?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  7. * Briefly describe your experience and knowledge of construction and facilities operations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Briefly describe your experience with technology and communications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have supervisory experience? If so, in what capacity and how many years.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * How many years of experience do you have working in a higher education environment?
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 years but less then 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  11. * Do you have fund accounting experience in a higher education institution? If so, please provide the number of years and a brief description of your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
Optional Documents
  1. Supplemental Information