Ferris State University is sincerely committed to being a truly diverse Institution and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.
Ferris State University (FSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. FSU seeks an exceptional leader with a strong record of administrative, financial, operational and professional accomplishment, as well as community engagement, to serve in this key leadership position. FSU also seeks a background in athletics, Information Technology, along with knowledge of a residential campus community. The new Vice President will have the opportunity to be part of the leadership of the University seeking to provide higher education to students. It is essential that the successful candidate live in the Big Rapids community.
Ferris State University is located in Big Rapids, MI with a population of approximately 13,000. The University employees approximately 1,300 people and has a Big Rapids campus student population of approximately 11,000. Ferris State University was founded in 1884 and is a leading career focused university, providing education to make its graduates immediately employable in their chosen fields.
Reporting directly to the University President, the Vice President for Administration & Finance is the chief financial officer of the University and is a member of the executive team that participates in Board of Trustee meetings and serves as Treasurer of the Ferris Foundation. Units reporting to the Vice President include: Athletics, Auxiliary Enterprises (including Residential Life and Dining Services), Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Physical Plant (including planning, design and construction) and Public Safety.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications
Candidates for the Vice President for Administration & Finance must submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three current references. Screening of candidates begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Correspondents are strongly encouraged to communicate by email. Nominations, applications, and letters of interest should be submitted to:
Buffkin / Baker, 324 N. Spring Street, Winston - Salem, North Carolina, 27101.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Required – The successful candidate will be a high energy leader with a track record of success as a senior administrative officer. Key qualifications include: a Master’s degree, with a preference for an MBA or other related degree; at least eight years of progressively responsible administrative and/or financial management experience, preferably in a large complex higher education institution; superb interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to build and lead effective, diverse management teams; proven ability to work effectively in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment; and demonstrated skills in strategic and tactical budget and financial planning and policy development, problem solving, and risk management. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work positively and effectively with the academic community, public officials, media representatives and the public. The candidate must be a team builder who is highly motivated, a self-starter and a dedicated professional who has demonstrable commitment to service, support of the academic mission and continued advancement of the University.
Internal Number: 002
About Ferris State University
Ferris State University, with its main campus located in Big Rapids, Michigan prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.
Collaboration: Ferris contributes to the advancement of society by building partnerships with students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies, and the communities the University serves.
Diversity: By providing a campus which is supportive, safe, and welcoming, Ferris embraces a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures.
Ethical Community: Ferris recognizes the inherent dignity of each member of the University community and treats everyone with respect. Our actions are guided by fairness, honesty, and integrity.
Excellence: Committed to innovation and creativity, Ferris strives to produce the highest quality outcomes in all its endeavors.
Learning: Ferris State University values education that is career-oriented, balances theory and practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fos...ters responsibility and the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Opportunity: Ferris, with a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, provides opportunities for civic engagement, leadership development, advancement, and success.