Vice President of Finance and Management

State University of New York at Cortland
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for Finance and Management

SUNY Cortland


SUNY Cortland, a top public university of approximately 6,900 students located in the geographic center of New York state which prides itself on being a popular destination for students and employees alike, is seeking a Vice President for Finance and Management. The university’s campus has transformed in the past decade, with emerging academic programs, an increasingly diverse population and more than $350 million in construction and renovation. The Division of Finance and Management seeks a people-first leader who embraces the opportunity to strategically lead SUNY Cortland’s fiscal matters.


Home to approximately 265 employees, the Division of Finance and Management includes all Business Office functions and the Facilities Management unit. The Vice President for Finance and Management (VPFM) oversees these areas and serves as chief business and financial officer of the university. This person ensures financial solvency through oversight; plans and implements appropriate fiscal policies; serves as the campus operations manager for the Research Foundation of SUNY; and fulfills the role of primary campus liaison to the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center and Cortland Auxiliary Services, which provides dining and other essential services to campus. This position reports directly to the President and serves as a key member of the President’s Cabinet.


For more than 150 years, SUNY Cortland has provided unmistakable value for students seeking a well-rounded academic, athletic and social experience. The university ranks highest among SUNY comprehensive colleges on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money List,” fields a powerhouse Division III athletics program and boasts an impressive network of alumni making a difference in education, business, government, fitness, medicine and many other fields.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.


A master’s degree is required as well as demonstrated successful experience as a senior-level leader in higher education or similarly complex organization; demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills; a record of collaborative problem-solving, planning and implementation, and experience in accounting, finance, or business operations.


Preference may be given for candidates with a master’s degree in a related field (e.g., business, public, or educational administration, finance, or accounting); doctorate degree (highly preferred); several years of experience with progressive responsibility in business, accounting and/or financial management; significant university budgeting and financial management experience (highly preferred); experience as a senior-level administrator in a higher education environment; SUNY experience (highly preferred); experience in a unionized environment; or a record of cultural competency and active engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

For more details and to apply go to: Priority consideration will be provided to applications received by May 10, 2021. Applications will be collected until the position is filled.


The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.