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Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer



Is This the Right Job for You?
  • You will help lead an organization on the rise, with successes in growing enrollment, research, and community and industry partnerships.
  • You will play a vital role in sustaining that growth trajectory with innovative and creative financial leadership.
  • You will enjoy a region with unmatched beauty, culture, technology, and character.
About Us:

Florida Tech was founded in 1958 at the dawn of the Space Race that would soon define the Atlantic coast of Florida and captivate the nation. Now the premier private technological university in the Southeast, Florida Tech is a Top Tier Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and one of the most internationally diverse universities in the country. Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and aviation, engineering, computing and cybersecurity, business, science and mathematics, psychology, education, and communication. Learn more about our relentless pursuit of greatness at www.floridatech.edu .

Florida Tech is located in Melbourne at the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, the birthplace of space exploration, that has grown to be home to several rapidly expanding industries. The economy features cutting-edge communications, electronics, aerospace and aviation, homeland security and defense, emerging technologies, high-tech manufacturing and more. Brevard ranks first in Florida and sixth in the U.S. for the most concentrated high-tech economy. Drawing more than 2.5 million tourists annually and boasting 72 miles of pristine beaches and an average temperature of 73 degrees, Florida’s Space Coast is a place to work and play, with convenient access to all that Central Florida has to offer.

Job Summary:

Florida Tech invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative team enjoying full support from top leadership. The successful candidate understands institutional priorities and is well versed in complex budgeting strategies and planning revenue streams and funding mechanisms. The successful candidate must be a creative and innovative leader, with strong interpersonal communication skills and a focus on collaboration and teamwork.

The position provides leadership and oversight for the development and execution of a sustainable financial model for the University that anticipates and responds to the opportunities and challenges of the higher education environment. The position is responsible for the management of operating budgets and financial reporting, accounting and business operations, audit and treasury functions, human resources, University dining operations and housing management, and maintaining the university’s five-year financial plan.

The successful candidate for this position promotes operational excellence through cross-departmental collaboration and possesses a demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate statistical and financial information to internal and external stakeholders.

Duties:

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance /Chief Financial Officer is responsible for, oversees, directs, and leads in the following functional areas:
  • Financial planning and budgeting.
  • Developing and maintaining a five-year financial strategic plan which aligns with the University’s strategic plan and campus master plan
  • Accounting and business operations
  • Financial reports and audits
  • Treasury functions,
  • Procurement and contracting
  • Auxiliary operations, including dining and housing services
  • Oversight of human resources
  • Reporting to, informing and updating the President and Board of Trustees on annual budgets, capital plans, consolidated financial statements
  • M anagement of endowment policies and procedures as well as investment and spending strategies and maximizing return on invested funds in conjunction with the University’s investment advisors and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Providing strategic leadership in planning for university growth, resolving financial issues and evaluating financial performance against objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with Board of Trustees' policies; college, county, state, and federal regulations; FASB and GAAP; and other statutory requirements
  • Developing and managing finance policies, including policies on capital assets, equipment inventory, non-capital asset property, and inventory control
  • Represent the President and the Institution at internal and external group meetings as needed
  • Foster an environment of inclusivity, equity, respect, and integrity
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Qualifications:
  • Earned Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting Business Administration, or related field, CPA preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in finance, management, and administration, preferably at a higher education or non-profit institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, accounting, FASB, and GAAP accounting for higher education as well as change management
  • In-depth knowledge of enrollment forecasting methodologies and proven ability to produce multi-year financial plans
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting diverse populations, and awareness of issues affecting women and minority populations.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with campus ERP systems, including Workday, Banner, Slate, Canvas, and other similar systems. Experience with Workday highly preferred.
  • Evidence of developing and implementing initiatives that contribute to the strength and sustainability of the organization
  • Demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship in revenue generation
  • Track record of successful leadership and management of personnel and resources in a large and complex organization
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and to work with cross-functional teams
  • Results oriented, strongly organized, with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Equal Opportunity

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu , or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resources at 321-674-8100.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.

Florida Tech’s 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Florida Tech; and on public properly within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

The numbers provided include crime statistics that were reported to local law enforcement agencies, campus security and other Campus Security Authorities.

The report also includes institutional policy statements regarding campus safety and security measures; descriptions of prevention and awareness programs; related university procedures and important guidance; and other essential safety information.

You can obtain a printed copy of this report at the Department of Security Welcome Center located at 3126 Panther Place, during normal business hours, or by accessing the following web site Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2023.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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