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Vice President, Business Affairs

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Vice President, Business Affairs
The Vice President, Business Affairs is an Educational Administrator designated by the Board of Trustees of the Desert Community College District. The Vice President is charged by the Board of Trustees with satisfactory implementation of Board policy and district or college procedures as applicable to the position. Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President is responsible for management and operation of all business affairs of the college and for developing and recommending policy, goals and objectives for such services.
The Vice President, Business Affairs is responsible for all leadership of the following functions: Fiscal Services, Business Services, Facilities Services, and Security and Emergency Preparedness. As the chief financial officer, the Vice President, Business Affairs is responsible for all budgetary, financial and other business functions of the District’s operations, including all Auxiliary organizations and contract services.
• Plan, organize and direct the administration of the District business office and various campus auxiliary and contracted services. E
• Institute, conduct and oversee periodic evaluations and external/internal audits of Business Affairs procedures. Make recommendations to assure efficient and effective operations. E
• Plan, organize and direct the development and implementation of the annual budget, assuring timeliness and accuracy. Prepare long-range financial planning models to assist with institutional planning. Provide periodic reports assessing the District’s financial status. Assure fiscal compliance with laws, regulations and guidelines. E
• Recommend and develop, in cooperation with President, Business Affairs policies for recommended approval by the Board of Trustees. E
• Oversee the planning, design, and construction of new and renovated facilities. Interview and select architects, construction management firms, and other construction related consultants. Serve on design teams and keep the college community well informed of construction, renovation, and bond projects. E
• Prepare and administer the Facilities Master Plan. Oversee the maintenance and space utilization of District facilities. E
• Oversee and administer District contracts. Act as an authorized agent for the District. E
• Attend all Board of Trustee meetings. Oversee the preparation of agenda items. E
• Oversee all aspects of security services and emergency preparedness including the District’s response to emergency incidents. E
• Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Assist the Superintendent/President and other senior managers in achieving institutional objectives.
• Plan, organize, chair and attend a variety of meetings, including College Planning Council, Serve as a liaison to the District Foundation, Alumni Association and Auxiliaries. Participate in state and regional organizations and meetings. E
• Work collaboratively with college administrators, faculty, staff, and outside representatives to carry out the responsibilities of the position and the mission of the college. E
• Train, supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of personnel as assigned. Plan, organize, arrange, and attend appropriate training and staff development. E
• Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by the Superintendent/President.
E = Essential duties
Knowledge, experience and abilities to perform the above listed responsibilities and functions in an efficient, effective, harmonious manner.
Ability to exercise leadership and maintain good working relationships with faculty, students, and staff; prepare concise reports which are easily understood by persons not trained in accounting; assist educators in understanding the status of their budgets; work with data processing personnel in the management of accounting and purchasing information; provide cost-accounting information to management personnel and to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and terminology of business and accounting. Knowledge of strategic planning principles and the ability to analyze data, prepare reports and make fiscal forecasts. Knowledge of facility planning, construction, renovation and maintenance principles. Ability to understand and oversee the implementation of the emergency preparedness plan. Ability to exercise good judgment and initiative; work collaboratively with others; meet prescribed deadlines; and communicate effectively in writing and orally.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in an area reasonably related to the position and -five (5) years of recent experience overseeing and administering finances and support operations, with at least two (2) years of senior level experience.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students.
• At least three (3) years of work experience at a community college district, K-12 district, or other post-secondary institution at the senior management level.
• Experience in general obligation bond management, including knowledge of Proposition 39 and bond financing guidelines.
• Knowledge of applicable California community college legislation, education codes and regulations.
• Knowledge and understanding of enrollment management and the calculation of FTES.
• Experience in risk management, including overseeing workers’ compensation and property/liability claims.
• Experience resolving safety issues with OSHA and AQMD.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid California driver’s license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Environment:  Office environment.  Constant interruptions.  Driving a vehicle to conduct work.  Requires some evening and weekend responsibility.
(Please attach under Additional Documents):
• Resume/CV
• Cover Letter
• A maximum five (5) page statement addressing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to serve as Vice President of Business Affairs at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.
• All transcripts from graduate and/or post-graduate degrees
• List of professional references – References should include: Two supervisors (current and former), Two direct reports, Two colleagues (management level), Two faculty, Two community members
Applications must be received by June 2, 2013.
Paper applications will not be accepted, please attach all documents electronically.
Initial screening will take place beginning June 3, 2013.
Interviews are expected to begin in July 2013.

Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: 107,118.00 - 155,122.00 (annually)
Benefits: District covered medical, dental, vision, prescription, long-term care, life insurance, and employee assistance up to $15,000, for the employee and eligible 
dependents.  Any additional costs are paid by the employee. 
Travel expenses associated with the first level interviews will be paid by the candidate.
To apply visit: ******MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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