Vice President for Finance and Administration
Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Vice President for Finance and
Jul 13, 2021
Open Until Filled
FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional,
residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan
branch campus in Moline, IL.
Western Illinois University seeks a committed, visionary,
experienced leader to serve as Vice President for Finance and
Administration ("Vice President" or "VPFA") to lead all financial
and administrative affairs for the university. Reporting to the
President and serving as the Chief Financial Officer and a member
of the President's senior leadership team, the Vice President is
responsible for all financial and campus operations, collection of
all funds at the institution, and recommending and implementing
fiscal, administrative, and personnel related policies and
procedures. The Vice President will work closely with other senior
administrators, deans, and directors, and interacts with faculty,
academic and other University staff, students, and community
members to manage and strengthen Western Illinois University's
business, financial, and administrative policies and strategies to
achieve the institution's goals in support of its core values of
academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and
The Vice President will have the broad mandate from University
leadership to oversee, coordinate and integrate institution-wide
financial, physical and human infrastructure, and ensure effective
stewardship of the University's physical and financial resources.
The VP will be expected to acquire a comprehensive understanding of
the key issues affecting units within this expansive portfolio, and
to shape and implement appropriate strategies, structures, and
staffing. The VP will need to become broadly informed about, and
sensitive to, the diverse needs and concerns of the many members
that comprise the Western Illinois University community. The VP
will also need to keep the many members of the community informed
of the various priorities and activities.
The chosen candidate must be an effective leader of people, and
must exhibit the ability to develop leaders, address and manage
personnel matters, and contribute to a growing, vibrant, thriving
organizational and institutional culture. Successful candidates
will provide direct leadership and supervision to critical campus
support functions including Budget, Financial Affairs, Equal
Opportunity and Access, Human Resources, Facilities Management, and
APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2022 or negotiated start date.
COMPENSATION: A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience will be provided to the successful candidate.
Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package
including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information
Master's degree from an accredited institution in a
Minimum of three years of senior administrative experience in a
higher education environment.
Significant progressive experience in fiscal, administrative, and
personnel affairs, including planning, budget analysis, campus
operations, and policy development.
Proven leadership skills and ability to work with diverse
individuals and groups.
Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a
regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher
education (or equivalent from an international accrediting
Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding
educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois
and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential
campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and
athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities
non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only
public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and
41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational
leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University's
442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate
and graduate courses.
WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with
distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs,
including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the
heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000).
Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.
WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities
area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs,
including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental
studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population
WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic
center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance
productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding
concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and
more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer
programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures,
while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education,
support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A)
community provides resources, support and programming. These
cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing
diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus,
sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's
varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football
Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football
Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I
level through The Summit League.
Applicants will be required to upload a letter of application and
current curriculum vitae or resume, as well as provide contact
information for at least three professional references for their
online application. Unofficial transcripts are required at the time
of application; however, candidates chosen for on-campus visits
will be required to submit official transcripts for continued
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by
navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL:
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under
2 MB in size.
Screening will begin September 6, 2021.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment
for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to
a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is
contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures
relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in
the background investigation.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to,
minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU
has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based
on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by
state or federal law.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Amelia Hartnett
For assistance with the online application system contact the
Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=133518&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=0