Vice President for Financial Planning & Administration-Missouri Western State University (MWSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Financial Planning & Administration. A direct report to the University President, the Vice President for Financial Planning & Administration provides leadership, organization and coordination for the financial affairs of the university; oversees the administrative services for faculty, staff and students, including finance, physical plant/facilities, information technology, human resources, university police, risk management, and contracted bookstore and food services; serves on the President’s Cabinet; and assists in the development/review of university policies.
MWSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is an AQIP participant. MWSU has a growing, vibrant, and diverse student body of approximately 5,700. The university is located on 723 beautiful acres in St. Joseph, Missouri, just 35 minutes north of Kansas City International Airport. Missouri Western is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs football summer training camp.
Master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, business administration, or higher education administration along with supervisory and budgetary experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor preferred.
Substantial successful experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and administrative oversight.
Broad technological, human resources, and financial knowledge.
Computer literacy and proficiency in database management, report preparation and public presentation.
Successful and sustained record of effective leadership, supervisory, management and organizational skills.
Clear understanding of state and federal government, as well as appropriation structure and processes.
Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants must send a cover letter addressing position qualifications, a statement of finance and administration philosophy as it applies to a regional comprehensive university; resume, and contact information (name, title, address, telephone numbers & email address) for at least 5 references to: email@example.com. For priority consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2019; however, applications will continue to be considered until position is filled. Nominations may be sent to the same address & should be received in time for nominee to apply by February 15th. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S., as well as a thorough background check. An appointment is not final until documents are provided. The position will begin as soon as the successful candidate is available. For more information about Missouri Western State University, please visit online at www.missouriwestern.edu. EOE
As a student-centered learning community, Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect, and courage. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.
About Missouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and sciences and career-oriented associate, baccalaureate, and master degree programs. Certificate programs, professional programs, programs for transfer students, continuing education opportunities, and self-enrichment courses are also offered. Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Western approaches its fourth decade with an enrollment of more than 6,300 students and over 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres.
The historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, has a population of approximately 74,000 and a favorable location 50 miles north of Kansas City. Recreational, cultural and community opportunities are available. Cost of living is below national average, especially housing costs.