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Employment Opportunities - Vice President of Finance and Administration

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Date Opened: 2023-06-28
Closing Date: Until Filled

Position Overview

Grade 100

This position serves as the Luna Community College (LCC) treasurer and chief financial officer, charged with maintaining the fiscal integrity of the College. This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of all financial activities, including business and strategic planning, budgeting, internal and external auditing, contract management, forecasting and negotiations for financial affairs and administrative services. Develops short and long-term plans for the Finance and Administration (F & A) areas.

Essential Job Functions

• Provides leadership, direction and management to all departments reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
• Manages or oversees fiscal and support services including accounting, budgeting, contract administration, administrative computing and information processing.
• Establishes, implements and reviews all formal finance related procedures for the institution.
• Serves as the College’s Chief Procurement Office (CPO) and approves College purchases.
• Directs and manages functions related to the college’s financial resources, including debt management, internal auditing, investment management, financial forecasting, budgeting, procurement, and
preparing financial reports.
• Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and provides strategic recommendations to the President.
• Establishes and develops relationships with senior management, external partners and stakeholders.
• Develops the annual budget in cooperation with designated College personnel and oversees the administration of the budget. Coordinates and oversees the auditing process.
• Approves financial transactions of the college, including but not limited to purchasing transactions, and external contracts.
• Coordinates with the Physical Plant Director regarding physical facilities’ planning, operations and maintenance, including utilities, energy conservation, grounds, capital planning, assets control and facility
• Reviews procurement contracts for approval or denial.
• Oversees and manages internal and financial audit activity for the college.
• Oversees safety and security planning and operations, including but not limited to environmental health and safety, security and emergency management, risk management, parking and traffic control.
• Coordinates all functions in areas of report to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate laws, policies, procedures and oversight organization requirements.
• Assists operating units in defining strategies and developing plans to ensure continued growth and prosperity of the academic enterprise; interacts regularly with other administrators and college committees,
coordinating data collection and analysis for planning, decision-making and resource allocations.
• Works closely in grant development, implementation and execution.
• Works with Federal agencies and is familiar with various federal regulations
• Prepares reports for the Board of Trustees and conducts workshops as deemed necessary.
• Prepares and submits LCC financial reports to the Higher Education Department.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of budget development and financial administration
• Knowledge of higher education financial policies, programs and services
• Ability to supervise and manage
• Ability to interpret policy and analyze higher education financial trends
• Knowledge of program development, administration and evaluation
• Ability to work under pressure
• Understanding of state and federal laws related to finance, accounting, and human resources
• Knowledge of long-range planning, construction and maintenance, capital asset acquisition and related business management principles and practices
• Understanding of public safety and emergency management systems
• Ability to implement the vision, mission and goals of the College for internal and external audiences
• Understanding of the New Mexico Procurement Code and/or other State Procurement Codes
• Ability to write clearly and concisely
• Ability to manage effective problem solving through sound decision-making processes and collaborative practices
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial reporting technical skills, and governmental fund accounting.

Work Environment and Physical Factors

• Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sits most of the time.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading and visual inspection.
• The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Education, Experience and Licenses

• Master’s degree In Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field and six years’ experience in finance, administration, or a related field is required or CPA with a minimum of six years’
experience in Finance, Accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
• State Certified Procurement Officer’s certification is required or must obtain required certification during the first year of employment.
• Experience at the executive level in finance and administration in higher education is preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Luna Community College management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application Process

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Human Resources
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2503
Fax: (505) 454-2520

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

LCC Application for Employment