The Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services, reporting to the Chancellor, and serving as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, serves as the chief fiscal officer of the District and has responsibility for District business services. The Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services, directs designated District functions including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, records management, investments, and capital projects planning and construction. Representative Duties include:
- Represent the District with federal, state, and local government entities such as legal counsel, County Auditor and Treasurer, county offices of education, Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC), Board Finance Committee, Bond Oversight Committee, Board Legislative Committee, and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.
- Work closely with the Chancellor, College Presidents, other administrators, and staff at all stages of the budget process, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Provide expert advice to assist the Chancellor in establishing budget priorities.
- Serve on or chair various District committees such as the Fringe Benefit Committee, and District/college business managers’ meetings.
- Conduct research studies as needed to improve the operational effectiveness of the District, particularly its business systems and process.
- Direct the development and control of the District Budget.
- Direct and supervise all aspects of Business Services and facility development, including the preparation of annual goals and objectives.
- Provide management oversight for accounting, finance, purchasing, and business office functions, including review and documentation of procedures.
- Initiate, interpret, and administer policies and procedures for fiscal affairs, auxiliary services, and other areas of responsibility.
- Ensure timely completion of state and federal mandated reports
- Direct and supervise capital outlay, deferred maintenance, and construction.
- Explore alternative sources of revenue enhancement, including costs reduction strategies, partnerships, and major gifts.
Education and Experience: Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in business, accounting, finance, management or related field, and five years of related management experience; OR
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, accounting, finance, management or related field, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, and five years of related management experience; OR
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, accounting, finance, management or related field, and eight years of progressively responsible and relevant management experience in a large organization.
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
- California Community College administrative experience including overall supervision of the business operations, including accounting, budget, payroll, warehousing and central receiving, parking, risk management, and purchasing.
- Experience with public/private ventures.
- Experience with entrepreneurial approaches to fund development.
- Experience working with oversight Boards and collaborative governance structures
|Collaborative Leadership||Has a clear commitment to a collegial environment and inclusion in important decision-making processes. Exhibits a collaborative leadership style with all constituent groups throughout the district to accomplish critical institutional objectives.|
|Values Diversity||Embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms as a District-wide value. Focuses on meeting the needs of underserved student and community populations. Seeks diversity in employee positions.|
|Effective Organizational Leadership||Is aware of the complexities of a multi-college district and exhibits an ability to foster cooperation and support between district colleges and allocate resources equitably and effectively.|
|Effective Fiscal and Resource Management||Understands the role of finances in planning, budgeting, assessing, and leading continuous improvement. Effectively manages all resources to advance the purposes of the district.|
|Courage to Lead in Difficult Times||Is an effective, data-informed decision maker and administrator. Is action- and results-oriented, innovative, and creative, and responds to situations in a timely manner, particularly in periods of uncertain funding or disruption.|
|Effectively Motivates Others||Exhibits outstanding communication skills, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the work of the organization. Is a successful team builder with a proven ability to motivate members of all constituent groups to perform at their best.|
|Highest Ethics and Integrity||Exhibits personal/professional ethics and integrity in all behavior and relationships with a strong sense of transparency, fairness, and equity in all decision making.|
|Effective Leadership in a Multi-College District Environment||Understands the Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services, role within the authority structure in a multi-college district. Engages with authority in a creative, innovative, and respectful manner. Takes and gives authority appropriately with the Board of Trustees and both District and campus leadership.|