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Vice President of Business Affairs

Easter New Mexico University- Roswell
New Mexico, United States
$100,130.00 - $110,135.00
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time
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The Campus and the University System: Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-Roswell) is a branch community college of Eastern New Mexico University. The campus is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a diverse student population reflective of the community it serves.

 Reports to: The Vice President of Business Affairs reports to the President of ENMU-Roswell with a dotted reporting line to the ENMU System Chief Financial Officer.
The Position: The Vice President of Business Affairs provides leadership for campus business functions. This position plans, leads, and is responsible for management of the comprehensive college business affairs including oversight of all phases of capital projects, information technology, physical plant, human resources, fiscal services, procurement services, contract services, archival records retention, facilities schedule and rental, oversight of contract architects and engineers, and auxiliary services (i.e., dining services, child development center, swimming pool, and bookstore). The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate a strategic vision for areas that report to the position. The ability to work collegially and collaboratively across the institution is critical to the success of this leadership role.
Who We Want: ENMU-Roswell values the ability to serve all students in an inclusive and equitable manner. Our campus serves students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate will be committed to collaborating with internal and external campus constituents to meet the campus mission. The successful candidate will have extensive skills in management related to business reporting, analysis, and forecasting for senior administration decision-making. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess highly refined skills in problem-solving, planning, communications, and human relations combined with the confidence to implement initiatives and accept responsibility for outcomes.
Specific Description: The Vice President of Business Affairs serves as the campus’s senior business advisor and works closely with the campus and system senior leaders in all significant planning, policy, and decision-making actions, including legislative and governmental matters. This position has a primary role in interpreting and analyzing complex information and data, including information from the Federal Department of Education, New Mexico Higher Education Department, and elected officials. This position provides budget and financial information to the college community in a clear and informative manner. As a campus senior leader, the Vice President of Business Affairs is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, recommending, and implementing the college's strategic plan as it relates to business functions. In sum, this position provides guidance to, and collaborates with, other senior leaders regarding ongoing campus business functions and management issues.
Duties and Responsibilities: Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Assists in developing the college's strategic plan and implementing its priorities and goals
  • Interacts with senior leaders to develop and implement the facility master plan  
  • Supervises assigned functional areas  
  • Manages continuous evaluation and improvement of assigned functional units 
  • Directs all phases of capital projects (i.e., planning, approvals, construction, and renovation) 
  • Collaborates with senior leaders regarding campus and system operations  
  • Oversees contracts and contractual relationships 
  • Coordinates budget development, presentation, and management of all funds
  • Coordinates all business operations 
  • Collaborates with internal and external auditors 
  • Interacts with relevant government branches and agencies 
  • Directs and assesses allocations of financial resources to accomplish college strategic goals 
  • Recommends strategies to ensure campus stability
  • Develops and maintains appropriate internal controls, budgetary controls, and business policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Ensures Generally Accepted Accounting Standards are followed 
  • Ensures internal and external audit requirements are met  
  • Actively supports shared governance and interacts with various campus groups 
  • Assures articulation between financial planning goals and all campus units
  • Ensures grant fiscal and periodic reporting requirements are completed in a timely manner   
  • Represents the college on internal and external committees
  • Formulates compliance and reporting strategies in accordance with relevant educational and financial laws, legislation, policies, regulations, and procedures 
  • Understands the designation Hispanic Serving Institution and its significance for institutional practices
  • Assists department heads with monthly monitoring and adjustment of their respective budgets through the Banner System
  • Advises administration, Community College Board Members, and the Board of Regents on financial matters in conjunction with the system CFO and Controller
  • Attends and represents the campus at internal and external meetings  
  • Guarantees compliance with ongoing disclosure requirements and bond covenants
  • Works directly with legal counsel on matters related to contracts, claims, lawsuits and other requests made by the President or Chancellor
  • Ensures actuarial studies are completed as required and develops plan for funding post-employment benefit liabilities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • A minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning or combination of a bachelor’s degree and related professional experience 
  • Experience in managing large budgets of $30 million or more 
  • Seven years of related professional experience 
  • Five years of progressive supervisory experience 



  • Five years of professional management experience in higher education 
  • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, construction management, or finance
  • Experience in overseeing capital projects and infrastructure bond programs
  • Experience in working with state and federal agencies 
  • Experience in issuing general obligation bonds 
  • Understand student enrollment trends and demographic statistics of the community, as well as trends in academic, vocational, adult and continuous education


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