St. Cloud State University — Vice President for Finance and Administration

St. Cloud State University seeks a dynamic, collaborative and creative leader to serve as the next Vice President for Finance and Administration. The Vice President for Finance and Administration will possess the intellectual vision and commitment necessary to be a contributing member of the senior administration of a growing and changing University, committed to its role as a leading state public university.

SCSU is part of the Minnesota State System, which is the largest single provider of higher education in the state with 37 institutions, including seven state universities and 30 community and technical colleges. St. Cloud State University is one of the largest and most diverse public universities in Minnesota, serving more than 13,000 students from 45 states including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and 96 different countries. The university recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, its sesquicentennial celebration, in 2019. SCSU is ranked in Forbes magazine’s “Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2019”, is one of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, was named a College of Distinction for business in 2021-22 and was named 71st in a “Best for Vets” ranking by Military Times. SCSU has a strong commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive campus culture, and to ensuring active and engaged learning through Our Husky Compact.

St. Cloud State University (SCSU) seeks a visionary leader to serve as Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA will join SCSU at a pivotal moment in its history.   The university is leading the way into the future by boldly altering the way it serves a new generation of students and community partners. We seek a colleague who is committed to authentic collaboration, and has personal characteristics of integrity, sincerity, and positive attitude to join a team of leaders that takes great pride in representing an exceptional state public university that is charting a bold new path to redefine higher education for today’s world.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) reports to and is a trusted advisor to the President and fellow Cabinet members and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.  The VPFA is the chief fiscal officer charged with the fiduciary integrity of the university and leadership for financial, and sustainable physical resources.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the VPFA will provide effective leadership that will result in financial stability driven by strong academic and co-curricular programs, sound financial management and facilities planning.  

This individual will be expected to join the leadership of the university in implementing St. Cloud State University’s It’s Time framework and building a newly defined 21st century state university and foster innovation and organizational excellence through continuous improvement, analytical rigor and creative thinking.

As a leader, they will possess a collaborative spirit that puts others at ease and works to create culture of trust and respect that contributes to the success of the university and its faculty, staff, administrators, and students.  A demonstration of empathy for others and personal integrity based on the principles of equity and inclusion and being of service to others is essential. Additional information about this position, including a Leadership Profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton at SCSUVPFA@wittkieffer.com.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran.

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