Vice President, Finance and Administration
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to
advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved
communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our
institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity
and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the
campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different
ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates
develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will
benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians,
health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a
“whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just
symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with
it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of
healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main
campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in
Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in
Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to
approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented
manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated
healthcare settings with other health professionals. At
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a
caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the
PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Vice President, Finance and
Administration position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly
qualified and passionate individual.
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) invites
nominations, inquiries, and applications for a visionary and
strategic leader with a proven commitment to financial and academic
excellence and shared decision making to serve as its next Vice
President, Finance and Administration
The position reports to the President and is a member of the
President’s Cabinet. This position provides vision, leadership, and
strategic direction for the following areas of
· Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis
· Administrative Services
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Student Services (Financial Aid and Registrar)
- Meta Christy Student Housing
- Facilities Management
- Planning, Construction and Real Estate
- Auxiliary enterprises such as Public Safety, Environmental and
Occupational Safety, Distribution Services, Access Control, Food
To execute this role successfully, the successful candidate will
lead an organization of approximately 100 employees across three
(3) different locations to deliver essential infrastructure
services for the institution. In addition to ensuring the effective
operations, the VP is expected to fulfill the following overall
responsibilities, and to ensure that leadership within Finance and
Administration fulfill these expectations as well.
The Finance and Administration division is committed to building a
positive, productive, and healthy organization that enables our
team to serve the institution effectively.
This position is the primary liaison to the Board Foundation and
Finance Committee and, with the Chief Legal Officer, to the Board
Audit Committee. This position sits as an officer and board member
of our student housing subsidiary and chair of our offshore captive
insurer board of directors.
The individual in this role is expected to:
· Demonstrate exceptional leadership and communication
· Provide strategic and innovative leadership in supporting the
President and leadership in achieving the institutional strategic
plan. For specifics, click go to ( https://www.pcom.edu/about/strategic-initiatives/pcom-2025.html
· Provide strategic leadership and vision in developing the
organization structure and team members of finance and
administration to ensure that the areas of responsibility deliver
results that meet or exceed expectations, in alignment with the
· Develop and manage policies, procedures, and standards.
· Communicate regularly and effectively with team members, the
campus community, and external stakeholders. This includes not only
basic oral and written, but also development of webpages,
newsletters, and other mechanisms to provide information and
resources to campus users and external stakeholders.
· Address complex and sensitive issues with leadership and, as
required, present to the system office, the board of trustees,
external entities, and a variety of other stakeholders.
· Develop positive and effective working relationships with key
colleagues and stakeholders across the campus community to foster
trust, collaboration, and shared commitment.
· Collaborate with colleagues throughout finance and administration
in identifying opportunities to serve campus more effectively, and
addressing challenges in a timely manner.
· Serve on committees across campus as assigned that deal with a
broad spectrum of university issues.
· Supervises the university’s controller, including management and
and implementing goals, policies, and procedures relating to
student receivables, payables, and payroll.
· Supervises the budget, including responsibility for all
university budget development
external reporting to the state and related financial
· Timely and accurate completion of budget process and submission
· Supervise all asset management functions; actively facilitates
opportunities and is responsible for related financial
· Assures proper accounting and reporting of all university
· Responsible for overseeing the coordination process with external
· Evaluate potential transactions from a financial
· Implements and maintains best practice and industry standard
· Approves agency budgetary adjustments and new personnel position
requests and monitors agency patterns of expenditure.
· Follows current policies and procedures; proposes new policies
and procedures or changes to existing policies and procedures when
efficiency and effectiveness can be increased.
· Supervises the auxiliary enterprises, facilities planning and
procurement services areas of the University to ensure consistency
and work to streamline operations.
· Works closely with the Chief IT Officer
· Effectively ensures consistency and streamlining of
· Effectively lead virtual, in-person and hybrid meetings.
The individual in this role is expected to establish and foster a
strong, cohesive, and high-functioning team focused on results and
built on trust, robust dialogue, commitment, and accountability;
and to clearly convey PCOM and divisional missions and
expectations, define roles and responsibilities, and build
commitment to unit and institutional purpose and goals.
· Advanced knowledge of financial, budget and business operations
in higher education or a similarly complex environment.
· Knowledge of software applications, technology tools and
mechanized systems related to the services and functions across the
· Knowledge of principles and practices of recruiting, training,
supervision, and performance evaluation, including equity and
promotion procedures as well as progressive discipline procedures
· Advanced skills in budget, financial management, analysis, and
· Advanced and inclusive leadership skills managing employees,
activities, and change.
· Skills in developing effective and professional relationships
with team members, customers and a diverse group of colleagues,
executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
· Interpersonal effectiveness skills including professionalism,
ability to address and manage conflict and difficult situations
with tact, patience, and diplomacy.
· Strong time management skills and ability to deliver work on
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Strong skills with software and tools used in the environment
including Google Workspace and Microsoft products for word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations, video conferencing, shared
workspaces, mail, calendaring, etc.
· Proven ability to build a vision and foster an inclusive,
high-trust environment that achieves results.
· Ability to lead teams and serve as a role model, coach, and
· Ability to leverage technology and data to increase automation,
streamline processes, and add value by generating data that can
support analysis, inform decisions, identify concerns, and lead to
· Ability to manage effectively in a resource constrained
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with members of the campus community, system office members, and
state and local government agencies, and the general public.
· Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to resolve
complex issues to achieve desired outcomes or address significant
issues, and also ability to act decisively and independently when
requirement by circumstances.
· Ability to effectively communicate information related to the
areas of responsibilities to diverse constituencies, at the
appropriate level considering the audience and environment.
· Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting,
or relevant field.
· At least 10+ years of experience in leadership/management within
higher education finance;
· Advanced degree in finance, accounting, or business from an
· Professional accreditation such as CPA.
· Senior level experience in a similar role in Higher
· Experience working in a shared governance environment
· Experience in Student Financial Aid and Registrar
· Experience in multi-state campus branches and/or additional
Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a
salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any
other legally protected class.