Job Details

Elizabeth City State University
  • Position Number: 3908170
  • Location: Elizabeth City, NC
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Division of Business and Finance supports the instructional, research and public service activities of ECSU by providing sound and prudent leadership in the management of fiscal and physical resources, ensuring regulatory compliance and providing timely delivery of services to faculty, staff, students and other constituents of the university.

Description of Work

Reporting directly to the Chancellor, and serving as a member of the executive cabinet, the Vice Chancellor is the institutional leader in the areas of Finance, Information Technology Services (ITS), and University Police. This leadership role will be responsible for the strategic direction and effectiveness of the University's fiscal, business, and is responsible for ensuring the sound fiscal and operational management of the university's monetary and resources, providing and enhancing quality financial and physical support services, coordinating the university's budget process and activities, and implementing and maintaining adequate systems of internal control. This position oversees budgeting, financial management, contracts and grants, procurement, compliance, real estate management, dining services, and auxiliary services.

Competencies/Knowledge Skills, and Abilities Required in this Position

Ability to maintain confidentiality, employ excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies, use responsible independent judgment, and work collaboratively with different constituencies in a diverse and dynamic university community.

Knowledge of auditing principles and practices, including financial, NCAA Athletics and federal and state compliance (OMB A-110, A-133 Audit Guidelines and A-21 Cost Principles) for sponsored programs and Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

Knowledge, proven management skills and analytical problem solving abilities relevant to
the diverse areas the Vice Chancellor will supervise (budget, finance, real estate, facilities planning, facilities management, information technology, sustainability, and grants and contracts administration).

Foster an environment of mutual trust and transparency, including personal credibility and integrity among stakeholders by conveying personal character, interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence, integrity trust, diplomacy, collaboration, and negotiation skills.

Provide guidance and direction to employees; demonstrated success in developing, engaging, mentoring, and motivating teams and the ability to develop teamwork, pride and integrity within the Vice Chancellor's immediate staff.

Knowledge of institutional organization and management and the ability to work with constituents with varying motivators, goals, and perspectives to gain consensus and keep projects moving forward in a positive manner.

Comfortable with and experienced in leadership roles related to change management around improving business operations to ensure that business systems and processes are efficient, effective, and compliant.

Possess strong leadership skills and business acumen, exhibiting effective demonstration of consistency and integrity effectively and efficiently interpret policies and procedures to faculty, staff and students as well as parents, alumni, and friends.

Familiar with capital financing, including tax exempt debt issuance, cost of issuance debt covenants and debt coverage ratios. Ability to monitor, report, and resolve compliance issues related to debt imposed restrictions.

Experience managing a complex budget, integrating budget decisions with strategic
planning, and ensuring institutional efficiency.

Ability to effectively collaborate with other leaders in strategic planning, budgeting, and
organizational management utilizing strong written and oral communication skills

Minimum Training and Experience

Master's degree in business/accounting and/or CPA or other relevant field.

At least seven (7) years of experience as an administrator in a significant budget or fiscal position in post-secondary education, the public sector, or non-profit corporation. Must have demonstrated supervisory ability, and strong communication and interpersonal skills should be evident. Must have an excellent concept of customer service and the ability to work well with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies.

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