Working directly with the President and leadership team, the
ideal candidate will successfully oversee all aspects of the Art
Academy’s finance, financial aid, facilities and human resource
operations. This role serves as the point person for day-to-day
decision making related to financial policies and controls,
organizational structures, and personnel management. Keeping the
Art Academy’s mission and commitment to DEI as a central focus, the
Vice President of Business Administration and Finance will develop
and implement practices that support faculty and staff as they work
to ensure student success on all levels. This Vice President will
also work with the President and Board of Trustees to ensure the
Academy is operating in an efficient and fiscally responsible
Essential Job Functions:
Provides strategic leadership and supervision of the following:
Finance and Accounting, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Facilities
Evaluates processes and procedures and develops strategies and
implementation plans to improve operations and cost benefit.
Develops, monitors and administers budgets to maintain
efficient, high-quality services.
Collaborates with the Director of Institutional Advancement to
address capital needs.
Coordinates the annual audit and supplies auditors with all
Maintains an internal control system to ensure that financial
transactions are based upon established procedures as required by
the United States government, the State of Ohio and the Board of
Trustees’ policies and procedures.
In collaboration with the President and the Board, oversees the
review of all contracts and agreements for materials where funds
are being expended by the college; approves or coordinates the
approval of contracts in accordance with the State of Ohio policy,
Academy procedures and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.
Works as a liaison for key contracts for the Academy in
collaboration with the President and appropriate staff members.
Executes on financial and operational aspects outlined in the
Identifies the need for changes in policies, procedures and
processes and implements these changes successfully within the
Follows the Academy’s guidelines for diversity, equity and
Facilitates positive relations among staff and students by modeling
managerial best practices.
Fosters a supportive, mission-driven culture that empowers staff
to perform at their best.
Works collaboratively with other administrators and department
heads and serves as an internal consultant.
Utilizes data to measure success and analyze outcomes in key
Masters Degree, preferably in accounting, business
administration or human resources—or equivalent training, education
Experience working in higher education administration
Demonstrated competency in project leadership and personnel
5+ years experience in finance, accounting, budget management
and business administration
Superior verbal, interpersonal and written communication
Ability to listen empathically to form collaborative approaches
for solving complex issues
In-depth understanding of budgetary procedures, financial aid
processes, human resources and facilities management
Working knowledge of accounting, financial aid, and student CRM
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively
Capacity to work successfully under tight deadlines
Must possess excellent strategic-thinking and conceptual skills
that facilitate planning and results
Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions
Capacity to analyze workflows and delegate responsibilities in a
manner that fosters collaboration and team work