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George Mason University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time
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George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) seeks an experienced financial management professional to serve as Chief Business Officer (CBO). The College of Visual and Performing Arts embraces a vibrant community of artists actively learning, teaching, practicing and creating a wide variety of art forms.

About the Position: The Chief Business Officer reports to the Dean of CVPA. The CBO facilitates the planning and implementation of the CVPA’s financial and operational vision as it relates to the full range of business functions and activities. The CBO facilitates short- and long-range strategic planning for new and/or expanding academic and auxiliary programs; partnerships; revenue generation; budget development; finance and accounting; and human resources.

The CBO will be accountable for and provide overall leadership, supervision, management, and coordination of these functions, as well as provide oversight for the development of implementation of policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes. The CBO will maintain relationships with central administration and other University departments, as well as other units’ CBOs, and serve on the Enterprise Business Network (EBN) to facilitate these outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in a field related to business, accounting, finance,or fiscal management and 12 plus years of experience with progressively responsible and comparable duties and assignments. Additional years of experience and training may be substituted for a Master’s degree; B.A. or B.S. degree required;

• Significant, demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and managing financial and administrative policy, preferably in a university or non-profit environment;

• Collaborative management style. Demonstrated experience building effective teams and overseeing diverse professional and clerical staff;

• Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of budget planning, evaluation, and execution and familiarity with personnel, payroll, procurement, operational, and financial reporting;

• Demonstrated ability in promoting a team approach to efficiently carry out the functions of a finance and administration office;

• Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), especially when communicating with a wide range of stakeholders with varying levels of financial acumen;

• Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills,and the ability to function independently;

• Experience aligning strategic initiatives with financial plans and forecasts;

• Excellent hands-on working knowledge of both federal and university grants management accounting policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience overseeing financial operations for complex organizations with various forms of revenue streams and allocations;

• Successful experience in managing and resolving conflict, building consensus, and making sound judgments in a complex environment;

• Demonstrated experience and a level of gravitas to interface at the executive-level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number

FA51JZ at by May 12, 2022; complete and  submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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