Western Illinois University — Vice President for Finance and Administration

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Western Illinois University (WIU/Western) invites application, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The University seeks a committed, visionary, experienced leader to lead all financial and administrative affairs for the University. Reporting to the President and serving as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the President’s senior leadership team, the VPFA is responsible for all financial and campus operations, collection of all funds at the institution, and recommending and implementing fiscal, administrative, and personnel related policies and procedures. The VPFA will work closely with other senior administrators, deans, and directors, and interacts with faculty, academic, and other University staff, students, and community members to manage and strengthen Western Illinois University’s business, financial, and administrative policies, and strategies to achieve the institution’s goals in support of its core values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility.

This is an exciting time to join the senior leadership team of the University, working with president Dr. Guiyou Huang.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration will have the broad mandate from university leadership to oversee, coordinate, and integrate institution-wide financial, physical and human infrastructure, and ensure effective stewardship of the University’s physical and financial resources. The VPFA will be expected to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the key issues affecting units within this expansive portfolio, and to shape and implement appropriate strategies, structures, and staffing. The VPFA will need to become broadly informed about, and sensitive to, the diverse needs and concerns of the many members that comprise the Western Illinois University community. The VPFA will also need to keep the many members of the community informed of the various priorities and activities.

Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU’s traditional residential four-year campus in Macomb is the educational, cultural, and athletic center of the region, with a student population of 6,763. WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region, serving 880 students.

WIU believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals. The University delivers more than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs, and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs through its four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business and Technology; the College of Education and Human Services; and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. 94% of WIU classes are taught by full-time faculty.

The University is being assisted in the search by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to WIU-VPFA@AcademicSearch.org. For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download and review the full position profile on the Academic Search website:
https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Tuesday, November 22, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant, Stuart Dorsey, at Stuart.Dorsey@academicsearch.org.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

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