Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland,seeks a collaborative, student-centered leader to serve as the College's next Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA).The Vice President will forge strategic and collaborative partnerships across all divisions of the institution and will play a key role in ensuring that the College demonstrates excellence in its service to students and all college constituents.
Reporting to the College President and serving on the President's Cabinet, the VPFA provides leadership and coordination of the Finance and Administration division, which includes Finance, Auxiliary Services (which includes Events and Conferencing, college-operated food services and bookstore), Public Safety, Facilities and Operations (including oversight of capital projects), and Procurement. The VPFA provides strategic leadership for the College in all financial areas; leads meetings with the Board's Finance and Audit Committee; maintains the College's Facilities Master Plan and oversees capital planning and development; provides oversight and review of the College and Foundation's annual financial statements; leads annual operating and capital budget processes; establishes, reviews and approves all financial procedures; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations; serves as a representative of the College in the community; evaluates business processes; presents budget and financial communications to county officials; develops, oversees, recommends, and monitors the College's administrative budgets; represents the College as a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers; resolves conflicts; develops division goals and objectives; and supervises, hires, evaluates, and develops employees. Additionally, the VPFA demonstrates a student focus; a commitment to the mission, vision, values, and goals of the College; has an awareness of diverse cultural, social, and demographic differences, and has a commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment that promotes equity, dignity, and respect for all students, employees, and the campus community at large. The VPFA engages their colleagues in regular communication with the intent of fostering an open dialogue and healthy exchange of ideas and also participates in the life of the College by being actively engaged in College activities, events, and initiatives that drive, fulfill, and support the College's vision, mission, and values. A full position description is available at the following link: https://www.rpainc.org/post/HarfordCCVPFAJobDescription.pdf
Candidates should submit only a cover letter and résumé/CV to RPA Inc. atHarfordVPFA@rpainc.org.For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Kira Heath, Search Manager, or Isaac Karaffa, Vice President and Senior Consultant, RPA Inc., at the email address above. The review of applications will begin on August 18, 2023, and first-round interviews will commence thereafter.
Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.
A master's degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field ora Certified Public Accountant designation is required.
The next VPFA will possess significant, progressive business, finance, and/or accounting operations management experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the College's mission and to student success. The VPFA will also promote the values of inclusion, civility, and principled leadership. They will demonstrate a positive attitude and a sense of humor. The next VPFA will also be an excellent communicator with the ability to listen well, translate complex financial information into lay terms for an array of internal and external audiences, and articulate the College's financial vision, strengths, goals, and requirements to a diverse group of constituents.
Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.
HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.
Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.