Mercer County Community College is seeking a dynamic leader who embraces the College’s mission and our strategic goals of student success, innovative partnerships and organizational effectiveness. Reporting directly to the President, and serving as Chief Finance Officer of the College, the Vice President for Finance & Administration plans, directs and manages all financial, facility and safety functions. S/he is accountable for maintaining the financial integrity of the College, establishing and enhancing internal control processes, and providing strategic and operational leadership in managing the College’s financial, facility and safety operations.
Specific responsibilities include:
1) long-range financial planning and budget development;
2) management of fiscal and facility resources;
3) asset protection and risk management;
4) supervision of purchasing and contracted services; payroll, Bursar & financial aid;
5) compliance with all federal, state and county laws and institutional regulations, policies and procedures. The Vice President serves on the President’s Leadership Team (PLT).
Strategically, the Vice President for Finance & Administration is expected:
•To collaborate with the administration and the Board of Trustees to develop a Division Strategic Plan that will enable the college to advance our strategic goals;
•To assess and recommend appropriate changes in the departmental organizational structure, job content, and workflow to ensure the highest level of services to the college community;
•To develop, maintain and monitor metrics, scorecards, surveys, standards, and procedures for delivering effective services to ensure alignment with the college’s needs;
•To foster and maintain a culture of service and accountability in all departments under the division of Finance & Administration;
•To continuously seek input and feedback from the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff with an emphasis on service.
•Oversees all functions including, but not limited to, Finance & Accounting, Payroll, Facilities, Security, Bursar, and Financial Aid.
•Serves as a resource to the President and Board of Trustees to ensure the College’s overall financial health & adequate internal controls.
•Provides leadership for college-wide financial planning aligning budgets with the established institutional strategic goals, and assessing effectiveness of institutional resource distribution.
•Develops annual budget by working with all departments.
•Oversees and directs all budgeting, forecasting, audit, accounting, purchasing, real estate and insurance activities of the college.
•Ensures the finance office procedures and systems, maintains records to support all necessary accounting controls, reports and services, and properly manages the custody of funds, investments, and other assets of the college.
•Advises the President in regard to financial and insurance matters and other matters as assigned.
•Monitors general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the college’s policies and operations.
•Analyzes operational issues affecting particular organizational units and/or the entire college, and determines their financial impact.
•Evaluates and recommends appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the financial health of the College.
•Regularly updates the President on the college’s financial position and outlook.
•Ensures the smooth operations of the Financial Aid and Bursars offices, including student payments and no-pay delete processes.
•Play a key role in contract negotiations.
•Master’s degree in finance or in Management with finance concentration.
•Minimum of five years senior management experience in finance.
•Demonstrated experience and knowledge in using information technology in business applications such as Enterprise Resources Planning Systems and Financial Management Software.
•Strong interpersonal and communications (both oral and written) skills.
Internal Number: S-0102-2019
About Mercer County Community College
"As a community college faculty, we believe that...our students deserve a high-quality education that challenges them to acquire new knowledge and skills, test their accustomed ideas, and achieve competitive excellence. All of our students, regardless of where they find themselves when they come to us, deserve a caring, creative, and engaged pedagogy that helps them achieve their goals, and which cultivates lifelong learning and a passion to understand themselves and the world. We believe that we must create a college community that engages students in civic life and prepares them to fully participate in our democracy. We are responsible and accountable for giving our students? work our respect and critical evaluation, for holding students to the highest ethical standards, and for providing effective feedback that encourages our students to grow.
MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue employ...ment in their position.
In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and is housed in the Administrative Building office # AD 254A. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Exec. Dir. For Compliance and Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
1200 Old Trenton Rd. – AD 101
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Mail to: PO Box 17202, Trenton NJ 08690
Voice Phone: (609) 570-3635
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843