Associate Vice President for Financial Enterprise Operations

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The University of Washington (UW), one of the world's preeminent universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Financial Enterprise Operations.

The Associate Vice President for Financial Enterprise Operations is a senior leadership position responsible for overall leadership for units within UW Finance that provides business services, including tax, procurement, public records/meetings, DATAGroup, records management, and Creative Communications (print/copy/mailing centers/web support) University-wide. Additional units may be assigned to the AVP, including merchant services, payroll, and other enterprise business services units.

This position plays a key leadership role, both within UW Finance and the University of Washington. This position is responsible for building external relationships with regulatory agencies and vendors, along with fostering strong internal relationships and partnerships with University Administrators across three campuses and the UW Medical Centers to ensure enterprise systems and policy management of business services.

The Associate Vice President for Financial Enterprise Operations will have an exciting role in providing both operational expertise and strategic vision for this unit. While leading the work of approximately 180 staff, with varying levels of responsibility/positions, responsible for highly regulated and high-volume activities, in an environment that is ever-changing. While leadership and team management is a significant role for this position there is also Program Development, Management, Administration, and Policy Development.

Nestled between the glittering Puget Sound, two snow-capped mountain ranges and miles of lush forests, the UW’s historic campus in Seattle marks its 126th anniversary this year. Cherry blossoms in the Quad and sunsets on Rainier Vista bring that breathtaking Pacific Northwest beauty to the UW campus, which is a quintessential part of Seattle’s vibrant history as well as its promising future.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • A degree in Business, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ten years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience with a demonstrated commitment to developing others to become leaders
  • Experience working in a complex large institution, state government agency, non-profit, or higher education preferred
  • Demonstrated skill and experience promoting diversity, equity and inclusion

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Nominations and Applications

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A resume
  • A letter of interest
  • The contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to:

or to:

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton,  / (484) 554-4542

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.