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
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
Works collaboratively with campus departments to support the
achievement of enrollment, financial, and other strategic plan
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
Oversees planning, contracting, and implementation of
construction projects, including new construction and major
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
Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving
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
Strong presentation skills to a variety of stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability for consensus building and to work
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.