University of North Carolina Asheville — Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance

University of North Carolina Asheville
Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance

The University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance. The University seeks a visionary, strategic, and experienced leader who is committed to the distinctive role of a public liberal arts and sciences university to lead this division.

The Vice Chancellor serves as a vitally important senior member of the administration and is expected to provide proactive, strategic advice to the Chancellor regarding the achievement of the mission of the University through sophisticated financial and administrative policies and procedures. This position establishes clear priorities and practices that ensure fiscal accountability at all levels. This position provides leadership to the budget development process. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for the long-term planning and forecasting of existing and potential new revenue streams and funding opportunities, in partnership with the Chancellor and other institutional leaders.

The position requires a person of high integrity who is a strategically focused, diligent leader with meaningful leadership experience in financial management, including the management of complex budgets and integrating budget decisions and strategic planning that will ensure institutional efficiency. In addition, this leader will have a track record of building a culture of teamwork, collaboration, trust, mutual respect, and commitment to best practices in higher education finance. The person will demonstrate an ability to attract, motivate, and retain talented professionals.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in a related field or a Bachelor's degree and significant equivalent experience.
• Minimum of five to seven years of senior level leadership in the area of budget and finance in higher education or comparable environment.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in complex environments.
• An effective, strategic, and inclusive leader committed to the highest standards of integrity, problem solving and excellence in written and verbal communication.
• Established track record of creating a culture of teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and commitment to best practices in higher education finance.
• Evidence of entrepreneurial thinking that leads to new strategies and partnerships and seizes opportunities to amplify UNC Asheville's vision, values, fiscal capacity, and success.
• Demonstrated use of data-driven decisions to advance institutional priorities related to fiscal and operational affairs.

Academic Search is assisting University of North Carolina Ashville in this search. The search process is one of strictest confidentiality. For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, leadership agenda, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website.

Although the position is open until filled, only applications received by Monday, October 17, 2022 can be assured best consideration. Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the position expectations discussed above; a curriculum vitae; and a list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate's working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to

Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Nancy Suttenfield, Senior Consultant, at All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, and employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, and UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.