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Vice President for Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer

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Vice President for Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer

Newberry College seeks a Vice President for Administrative Services/CFO who is an experienced financial professional to oversee all aspects of the finance and business functions of the College. This position exists to be an enabler or supporter for other administrators and department heads, helping them determine how to accomplish the objectives and thereby providing a supportive foundation for organizational success. The Vice President reports to the College President and is an integral member of the President's Council. The position requires a combination of strategic leadership and hands-on management. 


Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship in the global society. Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. Fifty percent of our students are Pell Grant recipients; forty percent of our students are first-generation college students; and thirty-five percent of our students are students of color. Our students make us who we are, and we are seeking someone committed to the service and personal attention for all our students. 


The Vice President of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides management and leadership for the administrative functions of the College. The CFO assumes overall responsibility for the College's financial, general accounting, procurement, accounts payable and receivable, student accounts, debt management, capital financing, investments and budgeting. 


The CFO establishes and updates the College's financial policies and standards. The CFO further oversees the planning, direction and administration of the College's support functions which include Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety and outsourced functions include Dining Services, Facilities Management, Bookstore functions, Property and Health Insurance. The CFO should have a thorough knowledge of the relationship between tuition discounting, access and affordability, student accounts receivable and the net income requirement per student. 


This position requires the following: 

· Master’s degree in accounting, business or related field 

· Five to seven years of experience in a supervisory role in a college business office or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirement of this position 

· Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administrators and the board of trustees 

· Experience in operational and strategic planning, policy development and financial analysis 

· Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in a written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public in large or small group settings 


Newberry College is in a period of significant growth in enrollment (24% over the last 5 years). The CFO will be a visionary partner in managing the physical plant to support this growth. This includes planning and delivering improved learning environments and residential spaces, student-focused spaces, and dining venues. 


This position requires a background screen. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a background screen. 


This is a regular, full-time, exempt position reporting to the President of the College. 


Evening, travel and occasional weekend hours are expected. 


For complete consideration, applicants should submit complete application by March 15, 2020. Application should include a cover letter explaining candidate's interest in the position; resume covering the applicant's complete employment history; and a minimum of four (4) professional references including phone number and email address. 

The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate. 

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These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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