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Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Position Title Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Position Number 000111 Department 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. Minimum Qualifications
  • An advanced degree (Master's degree or equivalent).
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience and familiarity with emerging issues and trends in financial management in higher education.
  • 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 efficiency.
  • 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 outcomes.
  • 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 findings.
  • 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 divisions.
  • 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 team-oriented environment
License/Certification Required 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 efficiency.

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 Public-Private Partnerships.
  • 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.
AA/EEO Statement
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.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 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 community. Quick Link
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