Chief Business Officer

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

​ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring a Chief Business Officer to join the Business Department. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Job Functions or Duties:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the business, fiscal and physical plant functions on the Prescott Campus, for ensuring effective day-to-day campus business operations and for serving as the primary contact for external constituencies in all business and financial matters.

  • Responsible for contracts, construction projects, campus budget and support services. Departments and functions within the Business Office include: Accounting, Barbershop, Bookstore, Campus Budget, Cashiers, Contracts, Copy Center, Campus Safety, Food Service, Mail Services, Material Management & Logistics, Plant-Facilities-Custodial, projects/construction, rental properties, and shipping/receiving.

  • Responsible for decisions related to risk, financial, and operational. Provide stewardship for the future of the campus; from safe conditions on campus, to maintenance of buildings, vehicles, infrastructure, landscaping, etc. Ensure support services meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.

  • Responsible for coordinating and management of the campus budget, as well as specific departments & cost centers within the campus budget. This includes working with University Administration to ensure that campus fiscal process and university fiscal process mutually support each other. Provide budget reporting and ongoing management of campus revenue and expense. Work with budget managers in managing budgets for all units on campus. Identification of revenue opportunities and expense reduction initiatives. Construct business cases and conduct financial analysis in support of decision making, program reviews and new initiatives.

  • Responsible for all campus projects, ranging from construction, remodels, maintenance, repairs and razing buildings, campus infrastructure and landscaping.

  • Responsible for campus capital spending, setting priorities in collaboration with campus leadership, and overseas planning related to implementation and spending of capital resources.

  • Responsible for all ‘non-personnel’ related contracts. This includes negotiation and administration of contracts and leases for events, medical doctors, rentals, summer camps, helicopter training, food service, vending, equipment, motorcycle training and many other support services on campus.

Secondary Job Functions or Duties:

  • Ensures administrative support in the office meets the needs of the Chancellor.

  • Provides support and pertinent input to the Chancellor on general issues related to campus growth, development and operations. Serves as a senior member of the Campus Leadership Council.

  • Provide cross campus coordination for initiatives related to budget, facilities and planning.

  • Supports Assessment and support to Chancellor with Strategic Planning.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and High Deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelors degree.

  • Incumbent should be bonded/bondable.

  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience.

  • Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.

  • Must be a self starter, excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse functions simultaneously, manage personnel effectively, and negotiate and administer contracts.

  • Experience working in Higher Education.

A Masters Degree or higher is not required, however a graduate degree in accounting, finance or business may replace some of the required years of work experience. Real world / practical experience in operations, construction, business and finance is a must . It would be a mistake to assume that a graduate degree could replace work related experience.

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