Vice President of Finance and Administration

Position Details

St. Cloud State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration.

The University is seeking an experienced and skilled Vice President of Finance and Administration who will be joining the leadership team of the new President, to be selected in the Spring of 2018. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, he/she will provide visionary leadership dedicated to a culture of collaboration, transparency, sustainability, engagement, active learning and integrity. The Vice President of Finance and Administration will  provide leadership and management for the implementation of the mission, strategic plan, and operations for the Division of Finance and Administration, including Business Services, Public Safety, Facilities Management, and Human Resources

Our campus sits on 100 acres between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine’s “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers.” St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” and is in the top 1 percent of the most affordable colleges on the list. Our student-athletes enjoy competing on our men’s and women’s Division I hockey program and on our 16 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Division II teams, including our two-time national champion Huskies Wrestling.

St. Cloud State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. With 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education; being the partner of choice to meet the workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.

To provide the leadership required in this position, the Vice President of Finance and Administration should possess a combination of personal qualities and professional experience. He or she should possess a high level of integrity, energy, a passionate desire to lead, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a willingness to embrace and overcome challenges and advance the University through a close and collaborative working relationship with the senior leadership team and others across the University. A Master’s degree and experience in higher education; however, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and those from other areas of financial management along with a record of at least seven years of progressive and effective management experience.

Nominations, Applications, and Inquiries

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 16, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this position specification, and the names and contact information of at least five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word preferred) to: stcloudfinance@agbsearch.com.

Executive Search Consultant, Oscar C. Page, is supporting St. Cloud State University in this search. Confidential inquiries should be directed to the given email above or you may reach Oscar at oscar.page@agbsearch.com.

St. Cloud State University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer/Educator committed to the principles of Diversity