Position Title Vice President, Business Services/CFO
Begin Date 05/04/2017
End Date Until Filled
Position Information

Hocking College seeks a highly inspiring, transformational, and capable person to serve as its new Vice President, Business Services and CFO. This person will lead and be responsible for the following business and financial operations and services in support of the college mission including: administration, facilities, operations and maintenance, financial, accounting, fiscal controls, audit operations, institutional effectiveness, risk management, procurement, contracting, asset management and continuous improvement systems.

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the President performs the following duties:

Leads and manages the college’s business and fiscal affairs including: administration, facilities, operations and maintenance, financial, accounting, fiscal controls, audit operations, institutional effectiveness, risk management, procurement, contracting, asset management and continuous improvement systems. Serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the college and fiscal advisor to the President. If approved by the Board(s), serves as College and Foundation Treasurer. Under direction of the President, serves as the fiscal liaison to the Board’s audit committee. Serves as the principle accountability and assessment manager under the President’s supervision. Supports the resource development activities and initiatives including grant acquisition, scholarship and capital campaigns, and foundation fiscal management.

Contributes to the college leadership function and is a member of the Executive Leadership Cabinet (ELC). Collaborates with members of the ELC to implement the college priorities within the Strategic Action Plan and other Operational Plans to enhance the success of the college. Develops the business systems improvement processes, economic impact, and fiscal focus of the college. Ensures that all federal, state, and Board regulations, laws, and policies are complied with including GASB, FASB, and GAAP requirements and procedures to sustain and improve fiscal controls that provide well-being of taxpayer and donor resources. Ensures that annual external audits are conducted in a timely and compliant manner.

Provide leadership for the institutional effectiveness, data and research analysis, and process improvement functions of the college. Develops and implements procedures to create budget resiliency in accordance with Board policies. Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Acts as the Chief Business Operations leader.
  • Acts as the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Acts as the Chief Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance Resource Officer.
  • Acts as the Principle Business Enterprise Manager.
  • Acts as the College and Foundation Treasurer.
  • Trains and supervises staff, faculty, and administrators in budget development and management.
  • Interprets and uses federal, state, and local revenue laws, policies, regulations, allocation models, grants, and donor gifts to maximize college support to its mission, vision, and success.
  • Acts as the principle fiscal advisor to the President and Board.
  • Acts as the principle business systems innovator to ensure the most effective business and fiscal solutions are sustained for student success and institutional resiliency.
  • Ensures procurement and contracting best practices and all state regulations and laws are adhered to by college employees.
  • Ensures fiduciary responsibilities of all college employees are understood and compliance is met as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Ensures honest representations are made of all college financial documents, status, and accounts to meet or exceed fiscal standards.
  • Ensures all accreditation standards are met or exceeded regarding fiscal requirements, controls, and resource management.
  • Ensures an accurate accounting is made and is transparent of all college resources including funds, cash, assets, and liabilities.
  • Ensures diversity is celebrated and leveraged to create and sustain a highly enriched learning environment.
  • Ensures college resources and practices are leveraged to maximize public good.
Position Requirements

Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Master’s degree required in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited institution of Higher Education or related discipline (CPA highly preferred; Doctorate in Management, D.B.A. or Leadership preferred).
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities preferably within Higher Education and Community College environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting a CEO level vision and institutional priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience of positive and proactive approaches in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, managing projects, implementing efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated experience accounting, payroll, budgeting, and public college reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to support resource development, grants and extramural fund-raising.
  • Demonstrated experience with capital campaigns, taxation initiatives, and municipal bond ratings.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks, functions and personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage facilities, operations and maintenance, grounds and fleet, bookstore and dining operations, and other college enterprise operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage procurement and contracts, assets, records and retention, and risk management.
  • Possess a strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to manage in a regulatory environment.
  • Strong information technology skills and abilities with Ellucian software ERP/accounting systems.
  • Tactful, positive interpersonal skills, cooperative and collegial attitude; attention to detail, great communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity enhancement and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle conflict and stress and resolve situations in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward the mission of the College, its community, and its internal/external clients and students.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience leading and managing using GAAP, GASB, GAAS, and FASB accounting methods, principles, and rules.
How to Apply


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources (3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, OH 45764), email a resume and cover letter to humanresources@hocking.edu, or fax a resume or cover letter to 740-753-7039.  Position will remain open until filled.

Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Contact InformationHuman Resources
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
FAX: 740.753.7039
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