Vice President Finance and Administrative Services
POSITION TITLE: VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE and ADMINISTRATIVE
DIVISION: Finance & Administrative Services
REPORTS TO: President
PLACEMENT: Administrative, grade S19
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $144,679 t
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity,
gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an
AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates
who would enhance the diversity of its staff.
As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President of
Finance and Administrative Services (VPFA) serves as the Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer of the College and is responsible
for strategically leading the functions for all financial services,
facility services, environmental health & safety, campus police
and safety, and business and auxiliary services. Critical to the
success of the VPFA is a track record of promoting a culture of
excellence, inclusion, innovation, accountability, and transparency
by engaging all key stakeholders in identifying opportunities to
continue to align the financial strategy with the College’s mission
in the changing higher education landscape.
The vice president is responsible for the College Master Plan,
facility maintenance and construction management; the three-year
Financial plan, budget and annual audit including payroll, accounts
payable and receivables and grant accounting management; all
college insurance policies; all college purchasing, management of
all college businesses and support services such as mail delivery,
facility rentals, print services; and, for the Emergency Response
Plan including management of a police force with sworn officers.
The Vice President recommends the formulation of college policy and
planning for each of these areas. The following departments report
directly to the Vice President: Business and Auxiliary Services
(including Procurement, Food Service, Early Childhood Center,
Bookstore, Renaissance Center Banquet Operation, Facility Rentals,
Print Services and Mail Center), Facility Services, Receiving,
Campus Police, Environmental Health & Safety, and Financial
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide strategic vision and leadership for the functional
organization of supervised areas to promote optimal services and
operational efficiencies, including providing a safe environment
for students, faculty, staff, and community members; for the
departments of Facility Services, Financial Services, Campus
Police, Environmental Health & Safety, and Business and
2. Provide executive leadership, oversight and facilitate the
preparation and execution of the College’s annual budget, the
annual financial audit, the three-year financial plan, the
three-year capital improvement plan, the College Master Plan, and
the Emergency Operation Plan for submission through the President
to the Board of Trustees. Serve as, or appoint a member from the
financial services team, the College’s financial negotiation
manager for all collective bargaining units;. Demonstrated
knowledge of working effectively in a collective bargaining
environment and work collaboratively across departments to promote
a collegial work environment.
3. Initiate, update and implement all policies, procedures, and
guidelines related to the Division of Finance and Administrative
4. Ensure that Facility Services maintains all college buildings,
grounds, and equipment in a safe, attractive, and efficient
condition. Assure the availability of adequate power and utilities
as needed as well as the establishment of back-up procedures for
emergency situations. Oversee all major capital projects so that
they meet the college’s specifications and are completed on-time
5. Ensure that campus auxiliary operations and business functions
are operated in an efficient, customer service-oriented
6. Assess and administer the College’s insurance policies,
including: educator’s legal liability; athletic insurance;
property, liability, liquor, and commercial crime insurance; and
employee stop-loss policies for the health insurance plan and the
worker compensation plan.
7. Serve as the financial advisor with respect to employee health
insurance and employee worker compensation funding/expenses,
premiums, and risk management strategies; oversee the 403(b) &
457 plan administration and compliance.
8. Serve as a strategic advisor to the President, Executive Vice
President and members of the Cabinet.
9. Serve as the Treasurer for the College, as appointed.
10. Attend all scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Participate in the development and review of policies and best
practices for the President’s recommendation to the Board.
11. Represent the President and the College to individuals, groups
and organizations within the district and through professional
12. Serve on the college’s Executive Committee for the Workday
implementation project, which includes the Finance and HCM
13. Demonstrate cultural competence and emotionally intelligent
leadership to advocate and lead a strong cultural, social, and
learning environment for students and employees with a foundational
infrastructure of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
14. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the
1. Master’s Degree in business or public administration, finance or
closely related field.
2. Minimum of (5) years of progressively responsible senior
leadership, management and substantial senior administrative,
supervisory and financial leadership in higher education.
Demonstrated financial acumen to address budget realities in the
changing higher education landscape.
3. Experience with leadership in a collective bargaining
4. Must be bondable.
5. Interpersonal, managerial, and communication skills to interact
effectively with and present to various constituencies, and to
communicate complex financial, facility, safety and business
6. Appreciation for and ability to engage with Cabinet colleagues,
community, faculty, and staff. This includes but is not limited to
professionally relating to and connecting with people from diverse
backgrounds including but not limited to different races and
ethnicities, genders and gender identities and expressions, sexual
orientations, religions, classes, intellectual and physical
abilities, and citizenship statuses.
7. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect,
integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and
8. Capacity to understand, appreciate and thrive in a diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students and personnel.
1. Earned Doctoral Degree in business or public administration,
finance or closely related field or a CPA.
2. Significant and progressive senior leadership experience in a
two-year public community college with a track record of being a
thought leader with the President, diverse constituents and direct
reports; with demonstrated excellence in roles of increasing senior
3. Prior involvement in ERP implementation projects and
4. Demonstrated multicultural competence.
5. English and Spanish verbal and written communication
1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from
3. Ability to travel in state and nationally.
1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office
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