Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20642 Posted: 03/05/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Vice Chancellor (Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration)

Employment Type: Full-Time Limited

Reports To: The Vice Chancellor will report to the Chancellor.

Full Time Pay Range: $150,000-$190,000

The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration provides direction and leadership to Finance and Administration, which includes Business Services, Budget, Human Resources, Campus Technology, 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 collaborates with the Chancellor and campus leaders on matters relating to financial strategy and planning, budgeting, administration, construction, facilities, and facility planning.

Essential Job Functions
  • Guide the financial reporting and internal control environment of the university and ensure compliance with federal, state, and UW System regulations and polices
  • Oversee development and production of accurate and relevant metrics, benchmarked to peer institutions, to guide decision-making and support evidence-based decision making
  • Lead the development of processes to improve operational efficiencies 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
  • Provide oversight for the University’s capital budget process including development of the Biennial Capital Budget
  • Lead campus development and expansion, including physical plant maintenance and reinvestment, long-range development plans, and provide leadership towards an environmentally sustainable campus environment
  • Oversee the development of the annual budget, provide appropriate guidance of the budget system, promote open disclosure and collaboration, and ensure that finances and budgets are managed in accordance with UW System and state requirements
  • Oversee university operating budgets and financial processes for all University funds, ensuring fiscal control, responsibility-centered management, and effective reporting
  • Represent the campus on budget and financial issues with the State of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin System Administration, Board of Regents, legislators, and external groups
  • Lead financial planning and forecasting efforts to ensure that decisions are made based on accurate data and reasonable assumptions
  • Provide leadership and supervision for Finance and Administration, including Business Services, Budget, Human Resources, Campus Technology, Police and Public Safety, Facilities Management, Risk Management, and Campus Planning
  • Perform other related tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor


  • 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 experience in financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, and financial controls
  • Demonstrated experience in capital planning
  • Demonstrated experience with current and emerging technologies and/or tools to support areas such as financial planning, reporting, and budgeting
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Higher education experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in construction management, including planning and overseeing campus development efforts and construction of major capital projects
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator:  

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 3/29/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

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

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates 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.


Amber Marzette

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