Nominations and applications are invited for the position of
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
(VCAF) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Vice
Chancellor for Administration and Finance serves as a senior member
of the university's administrative team, reporting directly to the
chancellor and serving as a member of the Chancellor's
Cabinet. The position is responsible for the overall
effective leadership of the following operational units:
Budget Office, Accounting Services, Human Resources, Facilities and
Energy Management, Campus Service Operations, Bursar, Labor &
Employee Relations, Center for Environmental Health & Safety,
Property Control, and Procurement Services. The vice
chancellor oversees nearly 500 employees throughout the division
with a total budget of about $20 million.
About Southern Illinois University
Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale is the flagship campus of the
Southern Illinois University System. With more than 11,000 students
and more than 3,000 faculty and staff, the Carbondale campus offers
a full range of doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate
degrees in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. It
is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive university that
has earned national recognition for its teaching, research,
service, civic engagement, and commitment to diversity and
inclusion. It has an overall budget of about $350 million,
not counting the School of Medicine.
Diversity is an integral part of our legacy dating back to its
earliest classes. Today, minority students make up 28% percent of
our total enrollment. Additionally, international students comprise
more than 8% of our student body. SIU Carbondale continues to rank
among the nation’s top colleges and universities in the number of
degrees awarded to students in ethnic and racial minority
The physical beauty of the region is a major attraction to
students, faculty and visitors. Sixty miles to the south of
Carbondale is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi
Rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Illinois.
Just six hours south of Chicago and within easy driving distance of
St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis, SIU Carbondale
draws students from the Midwest but also from nearly every U.S.
state and nearly 100 nations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership, policy and program direction for
departments in the VCAF units.
- Serves as the campus chief financial officer, budget director,
and head of administrative operations.
- Serves as the principal advisor to the Chancellor with respect
to administrative and financial operations.
- Provides relevant, timely financial and operational information
to the University’s senior administration to assist in planning and
- Provides leadership and financial guidance that ensures the
integrity and internal controls of the financial operations.
- Maintains and improves the human, physical and fiscal
operations of the University, and provides a comprehensive system
of effective management.
- Oversees the development, acceptance, and implementation of
new/revised goals and activities of the departments under the vice
- Provides administrative oversight of the University long-term
- Provides support for long-range and strategic planning,
including analysis of campus resource requirements.
- Provides direction for major renovation and new construction
- Coordinates the preparation of the University's budget, RAMP
reports, narrative statements, and appropriation hearing
- Directs the implementation of policies and procedures necessary
for compliance with applicable Federal and State
- Serves on University committees and task forces.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: Leslie Mills
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone #: 618-453-2341
Security/Safety Sensitive: Security sensitive (subject to
pre-employment criminal background investigation)
Deadline to apply: 5/20/22 for fullest consideration
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE SIU CARBONDALE
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SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an
anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and
inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity,
and justice for all people.
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives
to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its
serve a diverse student population. All applications are
and encouraged and will receive consideration.
- Master's degree in business administration, accounting,
finance, public administration, educational administration, or
related field and at least 10 years of progressively responsible
financial and administrative experience, with at least 7 years of
that experience being in higher education.
- Strong record of personnel supervision including a preference
for experience working with employees who are represented under
collective bargaining agreements.
- Understanding of financial aspects of facilities maintenance,
construction management and/or utility distribution systems.