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Vice President - Finance & Operations



VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE & OPERATIONS
KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE

The Vice President, Finance and Operations serves as the chief business and financial officer of a college, reporting directly to a College President within the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) district of seven colleges. The position provides strategic financial leadership, exercises executive control over budget management and expenditures, and optimizes the operations of administrative service areas to maximize their effectiveness in supporting a student centered environment.
The Vice President, Finance and Operations is a member of the President’s executive team, working collaboratively with district and campus leaders in managing the college’s financial and accounting services, business office functions, and budgeting operations to safeguard the financial assets of the college, sustain its overall financial health, and ensure its capacity to fulfill its educational mission.

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is made up of seven colleges, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest nationally. We provide more than 80,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.

Kennedy-King College provides robust, holistic student support through programs, services, and social engagement opportunities designed to foster student development as well as promote college and career success. Kennedy-King’s mission is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education, and training opportunities. Kennedy-King offers a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions or to enter the workforce. Serving as Centers for Excellence in Culinary, Hospitality, and Construction Technology programs, the institution collaborates with industry experts to ensure students are workforce ready.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides leadership and management for the planning, development, and implementation of the functions and services relating to finance and administrative service departments of the college. Supervises and evaluates direct reports within department.
  • Leads work efforts and collaborates with senior colleagues in preparing the College’s annual budget, implementing budget/ fiscal control functions, and developing a long-term financial plan consistent with the college’s strategic plan and goals.
  • Provides management oversight to ensure the accuracy and integrity of business office operations including accounts payable and receivable functions, purchasing, cashiering, disbursement, financial reporting, and grants administration and reporting.
  • Enforces District policies and Board Rules relating to business processes, procurement contracts, purchase orders, and travel reimbursement. Assures compliance with regulatory, grant funding, and higher education financial reporting standards and requirements.
  • Leads campus administrators and staff in the preparation and analysis of strategic, financial, and operational reports.
  • Works with college’s Business Manager and the district’s Office of Finance and Business Enterprises on areas to include risk management and loss control program, internal auditing, financial planning and budgeting, accounting, and financial systems, and business processes.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • CPA highly desirable.
  • Seven or more years of progressively increasing administrative and managerial responsibility, including three years in an executive leadership capacity.
  • Experienced administrator with a strong background and experience in financial analysis, planning and strategic thought.
  • Experience working in a unionized, higher education setting preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Chicago residency is required within six (6) months of hire for all full-time employees.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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