Vice President, Business Operations

Eastern New Mexico University Roswell
New Mexico, United States
$100,000.00 - $110,135.00
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Campus and the University System: Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-Roswell) is a branch community college of Eastern New Mexico University. The campus is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a diverse student population reflective of the community it serves.

 Reports to: The Vice President of Business Operations reports to the President of ENMU-Roswell with a dotted line reporting structure to the ENMU System Chief Financial Officer.

 The Position: Reporting directly to the Roswell campus President, the Vice President of Business Operations provides leadership, direction, and assessment for the campus’s business functions. The successful candidate will have a strategic vision for the areas reporting to the position, the college as a whole, and possess the ability to clearly articulate that vision. The ability to work collegially and collaboratively across the institution is critical to the success of this leadership role. The Vice President for Business Operations plans, leads, and is responsible for management of the comprehensive college business operation services including oversight of all phases of capital projects, information technology, physical plant, human resources, fiscal services, procurement services, contract services, archival records retention, facilities schedule and rental, oversight of contract architects and engineers, oversight, and auxiliary services (i.e., dining services, child development center, swimming pool, and bookstore). 

 Who We Want: ENMU-Roswell values the ability to serve all students in an inclusive and equitable manner. Our campus serves students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate will be committed to collaborating with internal and external campus constituents with a focus on assisting students to achieve their educational goals. The successful candidate will have extensive skills in management related to business reporting, analysis, and forecasting for senior administration decision-making. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess highly refined skills in problem-solving, planning, communications, and human relations combined with the confidence to implement initiatives and accept responsibility for outcomes.

 Specific Description: The Vice President of Business Operations serves as the campus’s senior business advisor and works closely with the President and senior leaders in all significant planning, policy, and decision-making actions, including legislative and governmental matters. As a member of the President’s core staff, this position coordinates and collaborates with all members of the institution’s senior administration regarding business operation functions. The Vice President has a primary role in interpreting and analyzing complex information and data, including information from the Federal Department of Education, New Mexico Higher Education Department, and elected officials. This position provides budget and financial information to the college community in a clear and informative manner. As a campus senior leader, the Vice President is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, recommending, and implementing the college's strategic plan as it relates to business functions. In sum, this position provides guidance in conjunction with other senior leaders regarding ongoing campus business and management issues.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following:   

  • Assists in developing the college's strategic plan and implementing its priorities and goals
  • Interacts with senior leaders to develop and implement the facility master plan  
  • Overall supervision of assigned functional areas and responsibilities 
  • Manages continued evaluation and improvement of assigned functional units 
  • Directs all phases of capital projects (i.e., planning, approvals, construction, and renovation) 
  • Collaborates with system officers regarding campus and system operations  
  • Oversees contracts and contractual relationships 
  • Budget development, presentation, and oversight management of all funds
  • Coordinates all internal business operations 
  • Liaison with relevant government branches and agencies 
  • Monitors and directs allocation of financial resources to accomplish college strategic goals 
  • Recommends strategies to ensure campus stability
  • Develops and maintains appropriate internal controls, budgetary controls, and business policies to ensure compliance with a variety of federal, state and local regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards
  • Ensures internal and external audit requirements are met  
  • Actively supports shared governance and interacts with various campus groups 
  • Assures articulation between financial planning goals and all campus units
  • Oversees grants: applications, proposals, and budgets; ensures grant fiscal and periodic reporting requirements are completed in a timely manner   
  • Represents the college on internal and external committees
  • Formulates compliance and reporting strategies in accordance with relevant educational and financial laws, legislation, policies, regulations, and procedures 
  • Understanding of the designation Hispanic Serving Institution and its significance for institutional practices
  • Assists department heads with monthly monitoring and adjustment of their respective budgets through the Banner System
  • Provides and coordinates with the New Mexico Higher Education Department and other state/federal agencies in response to compliance requirements and other requests  
  • Advises administration, Community College Board Members, and the Board of Regents on financial matters in conjunction with system CFO and Controller
  • Attends and represents the campus at internal and external meetings  
  • Guarantees compliance with ongoing disclosure requirements and bond covenants
  • Works directly with legal counsel on matters related to contracts, claims, lawsuits and other requests made by the President or Chancellor
  • Ensures actuarial studies are completed as required and develops plan for funding post-employment benefit liabilities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • A minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in business administration, public administration, construction management, finance, or a closely related field
  • Five years of related professional experience 
  • Three years of progressive supervisory experience 


  • Five years of professional management experience 
  • Previous or current experience in higher education or other nonprofit/governmental organizations
  • Experience in overseeing capital projects and infrastructure bond programs
  • Experience in working with state and federal agencies 
  • Experience in managing large budgets of $30 million or more 
  • Experience in issuing general obligation bonds 
  • Understand student enrollment trends and demographic statistics of the community, as well as trends in academic, vocational, adult and continuous education

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