VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE & OPERATIONS
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Chicago residency is required within six (6) months of hire for
all full-time employees.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
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- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance,
Accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or
- 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
- Experience working in a unionized, higher education setting
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power