Senior Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Houston Community College System (HCCS) --- a unified system of academic college education, career and technical education, adult education, distance learning, customized business / industry instruction with on-site workforce training to advance the business community, and international educational partnerships --- is seeking a Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer for this expansive college system with 23 operating locations and 4.5 million square feet of space. The chosen leader will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life, and community service.

Reporting to the Chancellor and serving as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the chosen executive will provide effective administration and operational management of HCCS to achieve  strategic objectives. This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer and will provide executive leadership and supervision of the finance and administration functions of the System.

Select candidates will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with optimal quality of life in an economically thriving and highly desirable metropolitan area in vibrant, diverse Houston, allowing students, faculty, and staff to draw on a wealth of resources. The city is rich in the arts and culture, due to its world-class performing arts organizations and renowned museum exhibitions and is also a major economic and business hub. It is all here for the academic executive professionally prepared to grasp this superb opportunity.

The successful candidate will hold executive acumen to provide leadership through the System’s offices and coordinate the finance and administration functions within the institution through the departments reporting to this position; be sensitive to the needs of the community, with willingness to participate in community programs and activities that the college is supporting or in partnership with in an effort to ensure strategic plans and budgets are in line with established goals and objectives; work with community, business, educational, and other organizations to improve the educational and financial well-being of the community; bring an ability to develop long-term operating strategies to fund enrollment growth, educational programs, and facilities; have the ability to develop and manage human resources, including policy and organizational development; possess skill and experience to collaborate with other members of the executive team to develop and advance a positive brand and image of the college in the community; have the ability to assist the Chancellor in strategic planning and implementation of institutional goals and have a leadership presence and executive skill to support the Chancellor in implementing and communicating the institution’s overall vision, mission, goals, and strategies.

Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field is required. A doctorate is preferred. CPA is preferred. Twelve years of experience at a senior or executive level management position is required. Higher education or public-agency administration experience is preferred. Click here for the full position description.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Houston Community College in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Betty Asher, Founder Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC
Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Itza Walters, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator 713 718.8271 or . HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.


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