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Executive Staff - Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (Public May Apply)

Code: 13779 Posted: 12/01/2017


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration provides direction and leadership of Finance and Administration, which includes Business Services, Human Resources, Police and Public Safety, Facilities Management, Risk Management, and Campus Planning. The position also serves as the Chief Business Officer of the University with budgetary responsibilities including oversight of a $100 million operating budget. The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration reports directly to the Chancellor and provides information and direction to the Chancellor, Provost, members of the Leadership team, the Deans’ and Division Officers on matters relating to finance/budgeting, administration, construction/ facilities and campus master planning.




  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a closely-related field
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible managerial experience in a complex organization
  • Demonstrated “hands on” experience in capital planning, financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, and financial controls
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional master planning and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience with current and emerging technologies and/or tools to support areas such as: financial planning, reporting and budgeting
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in planning and overseeing major construction and development projects in facilities and construction management


  • Higher education experience
  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills



  • Guide the financial reporting and internal control environment of the university
  • Oversee development and production of accurate and relevant metrics, benchmarked to peer institutions, to guide decision making and to commit to evidence based decision making
  • Lead the development of efficient processes and economies of scale by revamping existing practices where appropriate
  • Lead institutional collaborations including identifying new revenue opportunities and diversifying revenue streams
  • Provide strategic direction to others, creating and managing a collaborative, team-focused environment while delivering excellent service
  • Lead the development of policies, guidelines, and procedures for the University’s capital budget program including development of the Master Plan and Biennial Capital Budget
  • Oversee university operating budget and financial processes ensuring fiscal control, responsibility centered management, effective planning/reporting, and integrated budgeting practices
  • Lead campus redevelopment and expansion including physical plant renewal and reinvestment and provide leadership towards an environmentally sustainable campus environment
  • Supervise Finance and Administration, including Business Services, Human Resources, Policy and Public Safety, Facilities Management, Risk Management, and Campus Planning
  • Represent the campus on budget issues with the State of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin System Administration, Board of Regents, legislators and external groups
  • Guide the development of the annual budget, provide appropriate oversight of the budget system, promote open disclosure and collaboration, and ensure that finances and budgets are managed in accordance with State law and generally accepted accounting standards
  • Perform other related tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fiscal management, strategic planning and budgeting knowledge of best business practices
  • Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, FASB, FAPs, IRS regulations, HLC financial requirements, Federal and State tax laws and charities registration, and ERISA
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and the University’s mission, vision and values
  • Demonstrate high level administrative leadership through transparency, fairness, ethics and dependability, and a commitment to evidence-based decision making
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, governance groups, the Foundation Board, UW System Administration, the Board of Regents, State of Wisconsin agencies, the Legislature and the community
  • Help develop and implement the creative vision to lead and plan initiatives in support of UW-Parkside’s Strategic Plan, Master Plan, Academic Plan and Enrollment Plan
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and experience interpreting complex financial information
  • Identify and evaluate solutions that promote environmental sustainability and stewardship
  • Experience and familiarity with responsibility centered budgeting, including knowledge of technical tools available to facilitate organization-wide systems integration and a commitment to integrated budgeting and planning



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at



Applications received by 11:59 PM January 5, 2018, are ensured full consideration.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13779"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information of three references

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

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Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Amanda Welbon

Contact Phone: 262-595-2939

Contact Email:

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345