Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 05, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Western Washington University
Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs (VPBFA). WWU seeks a strategic and innovative leader with broad experience in finance and administration and a strong track record in managing change in a dynamic environment. As an institutional leader and member of the President's Executive Team, the VPBFA is an active participant in shaping and advancing the priorities of the University.

Perennially ranked among the top five public, master's-granting universities in the West, WWU enrolls over 16,000 students in more than 160 academic programs at the Bellingham campus and seven satellite locations around the Puget Sound area.

The Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs oversees an organization that includes all aspects of finance, business services, human resources, capital planning and development, facilities management, safety management, and public safety. The Division of Business and Financial Affairs provides the range of human, fiscal, and capital services critical to the successful advancement of the University's mission and strategic directions. The BFA Division has an annual budget of approximately $23 million and consists of more than 330 permanent employees. The full list of desired experience and attributes, including a leadership agenda and instructions on how to apply can be found in the position profile:

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Applications should consist of a (1) substantive cover letter, (2) resume, (3) professional statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and (4) list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and those received by February 8, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting, Nancy D. Suttenfield Academic Search Senior Consultant, or Disa Mason, Associate Consultant.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);