Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Business Affairs Vice Chan - 400000
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
- An advanced degree (Master's degree or equivalent).
- Progressively responsible leadership experience and familiarity
with emerging issues and trends in financial management in higher
- Experience engaging in public-private partnerships.
- Experience developing, sustaining and successfully leading a
sophisticated financial organization through recruitment and
retention of a highly qualified, diverse staff.
- Demonstrated compliance with generally accepted accounting
principles and financial standards established by GASB, as well as
other applicable and externally mandated governance, policies,
guidelines, and laws.
- Experience managing a complex budget, integrating budget
decisions with strategic planning, and ensuring institutional
- Demonstrated understanding of complex research budget
portfolios composed of state funds, extramural funding from
sponsored grants and contracts, facilities and administration
costs, and licensing fees.
- Successful leadership experience in making tactical, strategic,
and transparent decisions, and in leading others toward strategic
- The ability and commitment to safeguard all fiscal, human,
technological and physical assets with ethical practices, strong
internal controls, and corrective action to address audit
- The ability to represent the University to external audiences
including the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, UNC System
Office, and the local community.
- The ability and commitment to build and maintain collaborative
and consultative partnerships across organizational units and
- An understanding and strong appreciation of the mission,
values, and principles of Appalachian State University.
- Effective communication and excellent supervisory and
management skills, with the ability to work effectively in a
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for
Business Affairs serves as the University's Chief Financial Officer
and oversees the business functions of the university, including
management oversight of a growing portfolio of capital projects and
facilities, across multiple sites. This person serves as a vitally
important senior member of the administration and is expected to
provide proactive, strategic advice to the Chancellor regarding the
achievement of the mission of the University through sophisticated
financial and administrative policies and procedures. This
responsibility includes the preparation of financial statements in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP )
and the ability to provide additional accurate analytical,
financial, and accounting information that will allow the
Chancellor and members of the administration to make informed
decisions and select appropriate courses of action.
The position is responsible for a staff of 530 employees in the
areas of finance and administration, facilities, design &
construction, campus services (dining, bookstore, parking, postal,
transportation, conference services) and New River Light and Power.
The position is also responsible for an annual divisional revenue
budget of $49 million, a divisional expenditure budget of $84
million, and oversight responsibility for the entire state
appropriated budget of $150 million. University's total net assets
for FY2021 was $1.2 billion, net position $377 million, total
operating and nonoperating revenues of $533 million and total
expenditures of $432 million. In addition, the position has
financial oversight for the University's laboratory school(s),
funded via Federal, State, and local funding allocations, in
addition to supplemental funding provided by the University and the
UNC System Office.
The position requires a person of high integrity who is a
strategically focused, visionary leader with meaningful senior
leadership experience in financial management in higher education,
including the management of complex budgets and integrating budget
decisions and strategic planning that will ensure institutional
Suggested Salary Range
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Physical Demands of Position
Standard Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
- Cover Letter: Please describe your experience with
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References with Contact Information
- Diversity Statement: How has your background and experience
prepared you to be effective in an environment that holds diversity
as core to our mission and values.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
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Office of Human Resources
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Boone, NC 28608
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Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university