Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Administrator IV


General Responsibilities: Leads multiple units within the division, collaborating with all divisions for a seamless infrastructure provision for campus operations. Provides advice and counsel which has a major impact on all aspects of campus management. Serves in a collaborative, coordinating capacity with the Provost and other Vice Presidents in the overall planning and management of the campus. Serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and on campus committees as designated by the President. Attends formal and informal management sessions and contributes advice regarding financial, business, human resources, facilities, and/or campus operational considerations during both exploratory and formative stages of decision making. Maintains a general working knowledge of information technology resources in use or proposed for utilization on a campus-wide basis in support of University objectives, specifically those resources utilized to support the entities for which the VPBFA is primarily responsible. Provides advice regarding resources essential to the effective delivery of campus operational support services. May represent the University before both on- and off-campus organizations, boards and agencies, and will represent University positions and provide consultation to campus colleagues, other CSU campuses, the Chancellor's Office, and to representatives of state or federal offices as appropriate. Consults with the Academic Senate and its governance committees as appropriate. Participates in the development and fundraising activities of the University. Participates in many system-wide meetings, committees, and task forces. Represents and advocates for the best interest of the campus, balancing with what is best for the California State University system.

Executive Management Responsibilities: Provides overall guidance for the business affairs of the campus, including development of the annual University financial plan. Within statutory, regulatory and policy limitations, provides management direction regarding the control and expenditure of support funds. Utilizes the University financial management and reporting programs to provide timely and reliable cost and resource utilization data for use in executive level planning and decision making. Participates in the analysis of current management practices and operations to ensure the optimum use of available resources. Provides guidance in the appropriate investment and management of campus funds as the University Chief Financial Officer. Provides general guidance to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in the operation of a fully-integrated human resource management program, with emphasis on the recruitment and selection of qualified employees to meet the University's human resource needs and adherence to equal employment opportunity and non­discrimination policy. Provides general guidance to the Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services in the planning, operation, maintenance, security, and improvement of the campus physical facilities. Provides executive direction and guidance for the Chief Information Officer to ensure proper oversight of user services, web services, information security, and other Information Technology Services. Provides executive direction and guidance to the Chief of Police to ensure the proper protection of lives and property on campus and to design and implement programs intended to prevent crime and disorder on campus; to ensure proper supervision and training of officers; enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; maintenance of a professional image for a University setting and design; and to implement transportation and parking services. On a required basis, directs the implementation of special strategies for enhanced protection and security of personnel and property. Provides specific guidance to the Campus Auxiliaries and Public Agencies to facilitate effective interface with University programs and to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements. Serves as the University's Chief Financial Officer and meets periodically with auxiliary governing boards to review rules and regulations pertinent to their operations.

Takes an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of university work, in every division, and participates at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond. Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


Must have a master’s degree with a concentration in finance, accounting, business administration or related field. CPA a plus. Proven record of serving as a change agent with demonstrated ability to courageously and effectively respond to the forces driving change in every aspect of higher education.

Extensive experience in strategic resource management, finance administration, and operations. Relevant senior level experience within information technology and facilities management to include supporting and leading an organization with the development, implementation, and operationalization of its strategic goals, organizational review, and optimization. Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement financial strategies to meet institutional priorities. Excellent interpersonal skills and a record of successful supervision; excellent verbal, written, organization, and critical thinking skills. Ability to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed and dealing with stressful situations while maintaining professionalism, respect, and composure. Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and experience navigating the complexities of a dynamic and ever changing organization. Ability to embrace the overarching commitment to the academic mission of the University and its work in advancing the goals of racial and social justice, as well as to the vision and mission of the CSU. Must possess qualities of integrity, trustworthiness, sensitivity, discretion, vision, collegiality,  ulticultural/multiethnic sensitivities, and the ability to build consensus and resolve conflict.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $23,334 - $25,250 per month

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California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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