Assistant Vice President for Finance and Planning

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Assistant Vice President for Finance and Planning

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Full Time

Sensitive Position


Sensitive Position Statement

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

Campus Security Authority


Campus Security Authority Statement

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel


Designated Personnel Statement

This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest


Statement of Economic Interest Statement

This position may require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position


Restricted Position Statement

A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.

Chief Objective of Position

To assist the Vice President for Finance and Planning/Chief Financial Officer with the day-to-day oversight of the Finance and Planning division. The division includes the following departments: Planning and Budget, Institutional Research, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Office, Legislative Affairs, and Emergency Management.

Work Tasks

Direct and execute special projects on behalf of the Vice President for Finance and Planning/CFO.

Proactively identify immediate or impending issues and propose solutions.

Implement initiatives and identify ways to enhance operational efficiencies university-wide.

Analyze and interpret information and data, both in statistical format and narrative form.

Develop policies and procedures.

Facilitate communication among the senior staff of the division by convening regular meetings.

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

Reviews and communicates safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required

Demonstrated ability to independently manage a frequently changing workload while establishing and meeting deadlines.

Strong leadership skills to work with a diverse group of employees.

Effective written and oral communication skills along with excellent presentation skills and ability to multitask.

Entrepreneurial, creative and methodical approach to solve major issues.

Willing to accept challenges and take on additional responsibilities for personal and professional development.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret varied information and data, both in statistical and narrative form; foresee immediate or impending issues and propose solutions.

Must have excellent organizational and communication skills to manage multiple tasks and inquiries.

Ability to develop and effectively communicate policies and information in an understandable fashion to those who may have limited experience or expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred


Required Education

Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Business, Management, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology or in a related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with experience that equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Education


Experience Required

Experience working directly with senior-level leadership roles and executing directives.

Extensive experience in analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex data.

Demonstrated experience in developing and recommending policies, processes, and strategies.

Ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as work in a team-oriented environment.

Experience Preferred

Progressively responsible administrative experience in leading and managing significant
operational areas of responsibility, setting and achieving goals, and building successful collaborative teams.

Prior experience in a college or university setting.

CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


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Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021. Applications received after January 4, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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