Sr VP for Administrative & Fiscal Services (A01003)

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job TitleSr VP for Administrative & Fiscal Services (A01003)

Job Description SummaryMontgomery College (Maryland) invites applications for the position of Senior Vice President for Administrative and Fiscal Services (SVP), to begin no later than July 1, 2021. Reporting directly to the president, Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, the SVP leads the administrative operations of Montgomery College to advance the mission, strategic plan, master plans, and goals of the College. Reporting directly to the SVP are the chief business/financial strategy officer, the chief information officer, the chief human resources officer, the vice president of facilities, and the director of public safety and emergency management.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission community college. Led by the president, DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.—a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Academic Leadership Award—Montgomery College is dedicated to equity and inclusion, student success and is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its postsecondary education programs. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, a dynamic, diverse, economically robust jurisdiction of more than one million people that is adjacent to Washington, DC, and 30 miles south of Baltimore. The College serves more than 50,000 students in both credit and noncredit programs on its three campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, at off-site locations, community engagement centers, and online. During the coronavirus pandemic, the College is conducting classes and work remotely.

Montgomery College is committed to being a welcoming community college that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that result in academic excellence. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Montgomery College will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Do you want to join us in our mission to provide an exceptional education experience and foster student success all in an effort to empower our students to change their lives? The faculty and staff of Montgomery College are integral to meeting this mission.

Job Description

The Senior Vice President for Administrative and Fiscal Services is the senior-most person responsible broadly for all administrative operations at Montgomery College to:

  • advance the strategic plan, master plans, goals, and mission of the College;
  • lead units of the administrative and fiscal services division;
  • guide the College to maximize the efficient use of assets including facilities, technology, human capital, and fiscal resources to protect affordable access and enhance student success; and
  • direct the work of the chief business/financial strategy officer, the chief information officer, the chief human resources officer, the vice president of facilities, and the director of public safety and emergency management.

This senior vice president should have experience in one or several of the areas in Administrative and Fiscal Services Division and must have competence in all of the areas. The senior vice president will use this knowledge and competence to ensure the financial integrity, well-being, and reliability of College operations.

The senior vice president must be committed to the principles of servant leadership, the community college mission, equity and inclusion, team work, and participatory governance, and possess the characteristics of sound judgment, flexibility, creativity, openness, integrity, resourcefulness, and humility.

Responsibility 1: Provide collegewide senior leadership

  • Contribute to senior collegewide leadership to advance and facilitate the strategic plan, president’s goals, and the mission.
  • Advise the president and collaborates with members of the senior administrative leadership team on matters relating to finance; operating, capital, and auxiliary budgets; human resources and strategic talent management, including collective bargaining; information technology; and facilities and public safety.


  • Serve as a strategic thought leader to help the College community leverage its assets to protect and promote student access and success.
  • Work effectively in teams and model the values in the College’s Employee Code of Ethics: accountability, civility and collegiality, compliance, fairness, honesty, respect, and stewardship.
  • Foster an environment of collaboration, innovation, equity and inclusion, and mutual trust.
  • Maintain open lines of communication and seek to thoroughly understand diverse points of view across divisions.
  • Provide appropriate opportunity for input, and make transparent decisions that contribute to and align with the College’s strategic plan, division plans and the president’s goals.
  • Collaborate and solve problems across divisions and employee groups including faculty, staff, and students.
  • Keep abreast of both higher education trends as well as the state and county fiscal landscape.
  • Exercise a commitment to access, affordable tuition, and student success.
  • Represent the College in the community and display a commitment to openness, integrity, and the mission of the College.
  • Effectively interact with the Board of Trustees in its board and committee meetings at the direction of the president.
  • Communicate and convey complex matters to diverse constituent groups.
  • Commit to participatory governance and interface with College governance councils.
  • Serve on the senior administrative leadership team and the president’s executive cabinet.
  • Exercise a high level of sound, independent judgment in the solution of complex problems.
  • Identify and prioritize financial and resource risks faced by the College, and develop mitigation strategies to address them.
  • Prepare and present informative, reports, appropriate recommendations, and effective correspondence.

Responsibility 2: Provide leadership to the Administrative and Fiscal Services Division

  • Efficiently and effectively organize, develop, and lead the comprehensive Administrative and Fiscal Services Division to enable the College to the implement its strategic plan, and thereby achieve annual goals and fulfill the College mission.
  • The departments supervised by the senior vice president include business services (which has procurement, financial accounting and reporting, banking and treasury, and management and budget), facilities and public safety (includes capital budgeting), human resources and strategic talent management (includes collective bargaining), information technology along with key auxiliary services.


  • Lead the division and advance the strengths of the teams to foster professional growth and development to achieve division goals.
  • Effectively and appropriately delegate responsibility, motivate, direct, develop, coach, and formally evaluate the work of others.
  • Advance collaboration, open and inclusive communication, transparent decision-making and teamwork across units in the division.
  • Engage and manage units to deliver outcomes including: facility master plans; annual and spot external audits; internal audits; capital, operating, and auxiliary budgets; public safety for the College community; compliance with College policy and procedure and regulatory requirements; positive labor relations including fair and fiscally sustainable collective bargaining contracts; timely deployment of and access to information technology systems and platforms; and programs to enhance efficient enterprise operations to support student access and success.
  • Safeguard all financial and physical assets.
  • Conduct complex analytical studies, evaluate alternatives, and develop and implement sound recommendations.
  • Represent the College to state and local finance and budget decision-makers and counterparts at other county agencies

Responsibility 3: Provide strong fiscal stewardship to ensure the College’s financial wellbeing and operational reliability

  • Ensure strong stewardship of the College’s financial services in alignment with approved budgets and in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
  • Ensure the fiscal and legal requirements of federal, state, and county governments and bond holders are satisfied.
  • Ensure the operational effectiveness and reliability of the College as an enterprise.
  • Deliver fiscally sustainable budgets to protect affordable tuition and the College’s access mission.


  • Implement fiscal strategies to ensure fiscally sustainable budgets, exercising executive oversight to cover operating and capital costs for educational and auxiliary enterprises.
  • Develop a multiyear operating budget/fiscal plan to ensure long-term fiscally sustainable operations and affordable tuition.
  • Safeguard all financial and human capital assets of the College.
  • Implement all required financial compliance and internal control programs including the annual external audit as well as internal audits.
  • Monitor and report on the financial condition and performance of the College.
  • Evaluate, develop regular financial reports and or models with analytics and forecasts to support budget development and strategic planning.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and management of public grant funds.
  • Develop and maintain strategies to manage debt and bond payment, and to achieve the highest possible grades from bond-rating agencies.
  • Serve as the finance resource across divisions and on various initiatives related to external and internal partnerships such as the Montgomery College Foundation and the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College Foundation (PIC MC).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in a discipline such business administration, finance, accounting, economics, public administration, educational administration or other related field.
  • Successful progressively responsible experience in supervision and team building, fiscal management, in areas such as finance, budget development and implementation, organizational management, or education administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting senior leadership vision and institutional priorities.
  • Demonstrated abilities to manage a division with broad span of responsibilities, project management and in proactive approaches identifying problems and creating innovative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action leading to successful results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to anticipate conditions and plan ahead to overcome challenges or capitalize on opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity of being an innovative financial leader able to develop, analyze, and implement effective and innovative budget, financial, and/or administrative strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to think strategically and recommend solutions to complex business, financial and daily operational challenges that advance the College, the community college mission, and, in particular, goal attainment, cost-savings, revenue generation, and affordable tuition.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity of leadership including commitment to equity and inclusion, and superior interpersonal skills to manage and coach employees to build strong, trusting, and credible relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to work at the direction of a president or chief executive officer with an institution’s governing body.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to work collaboratively with state and local finance and budget decision-makers and counterparts at other county agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to build strong awareness of governmental, political, and legislative processes.
  • Track record of engaging and contributing to larger organizational plans and goals such as student success beyond the confines of typical position-related functions (i.e., beyond finance and administration).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline such as, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, public administration, educational administration, or other relevant field.
  • Experience leading and managing change through transparent and collaborative teamwork
  • Administrative/executive work experience in public higher education including a deep understanding of culture, trends, and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and explore options to maximize facilities, technology, human capital, and fiscal resources to advance student success
  • Experience at a community college
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to the community college mission
  • Senior/executive level experience overseeing complex financial and/or business operations and/or programs
  • Experience with collective bargaining relationships and processes

Additional Job Information:

Initial salary placement $157,100 to $216,000, commensurate with education and experience.

More details about this position and working at Montgomery College can be found at:

The full search Prospectus can be found at:

Application Process:

  • Applications should consist of a resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter (maximum five pages) addressing the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, and narrative addressing the Opportunities and Challenges listed in the search Prospectus.
  • All applications submitted by February 5, 2021, will receive full consideration.
  • Apply online at
  • Application deadline is February 5, 2021.
  • By College’s policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools, and classes.

Closing DateFriday, February 5, 2021

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: .

Two (2) weeks’ notice required to provide accommodations.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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