Vice President of Administration and Finance

Alfred State College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Alfred State College seeks an accomplished financial and business leader who is committed to ensuring excellence in an environment that values honesty, openness, courtesy, and respect. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) will serve as Alfred State College's Chief Financial and Business Officer and is responsible for developing, recommending, and implementing fiscal policy, budget management, and internal controls to ensure the fiscal integrity of the College. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the VPFA is the trusted advisor to the President on all financial, facility, and business matters and services. This leader provides strategic and operational leadership in support of the mission, vision, and strategic plan for the College and its functional units. The VPFA also serves as the Ex Officio of the Educational Foundation Board and the Development Fund Board. In this role, the Vice President interacts with each Foundation's Board of Directors and is the primary liaison to the Board of Directors' Finance and Audit Committees and operates as an advisor regarding each Foundation's Investment Policy Statements and investment portfolios. Areas of responsibility include Business Affairs (Procurement and Payment Services, Budget, Accounting and Controls, Sponsored Programs - Post Award), Facilities Management, Capital Construction and Projects, the College Farm, and oversees the relationship with the campus Auxiliary (ACES - Dining, Transportation, Fleet Management, Refuse, Campus Store, etc.). The VPFA also serves as the operational liaison with the State University of New York (SUNY) centralized functions such as University Audit, SUNY Legal, State University Construction Fund (SUCF), Office of Capital Facilities, University Controller's Office, SUNY Budget, etc. The VPFA works collaboratively with the other vice presidents in a manner consistent with the College's vision, mission, and strategic plan. This senior administrator also provides strong leadership and innovative approaches that are consistent with the strategic plan and the facilities master plan (FMP).


Oversees, monitors, and manages expense and revenue projections and prepares financial statements and reports for financial planning and budget performance.

Works collaboratively with the College's administrators, faculty, and staff in budget planning, development, and management of an approximately $95 million budget.

Negotiates, develops, and manages fiscal policies, procedures, and internal processes to ensure compliance with all state, federal, and other contract requirements.

Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard assets of the College and oversees post-award federal awards and programs through the assigned Operations Manager for the SUNY Research Foundation (SUNY RF).

Works with the College's internal and external auditors to assist in developing an audit plan.

Reviews operational and budget efficiencies to improve services, processes, and responsiveness to internal and external stakeholders.

Works collaboratively with campus departments to support the achievement of enrollment, financial, and other strategic plan goals.

Provides leadership, strategic plan, and execution for operations of campus physical facilities.

Works with the President, senior leadership, and the campus community to identify short-term and long-term needs for funding of capital projects.

Oversees planning, contracting, and implementation of construction projects, including new construction and major renovations.

Works closely with the State University of New York General Counsel regarding contractual and other legal matters.

Serves on and overseeing numerous committees related to budget, strategic planning, and operations.

Creates a vision for alternative revenue-generation and creation of a diverse income portfolio for the institution.



Qualities and Attributes:

Preferably, the candidate will have a master's degree in Business, Accounting, Public Administration, or related discipline, and have significant experience at the executive level, including extensive financial and administrative experience. The ideal candidate will also contain the following qualities and attributes:

Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

A clear and demonstrated record of outstanding leadership and strategic planning ability.

Experience in a higher education/non-profit setting.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Significant supervisory/management experience.

Commitment to shared governance, transparency, and collaboration.

Strong presentation skills to a variety of stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability for consensus building and to work collaboratively.

Ability to proactively problem-solve and multi-task.

Unquestionable ethics and integrity.


Compensation Salary will be commensurate with experience. Alfred State College also offers employees many benefits including health and dental insurance, retirement and savings plan options, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Application review will begin immediately with the anticipation that the first round of interviews will begin by June 13, 2022. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been appointed.  This position is a 12-month, full-time, administrative appointment with a preferred start date as soon as reasonably possible.



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