Serves as the Chief Financial Officer and maintains overall administrative and fiduciary responsibility for general institutional services and management of business and financial activities. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provides administrative leadership and operational oversight for Budget, Accounting, Purchasing, Payroll, Treasury, and Investment Management, Risk Management, Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, Real Estate matters, Business Affairs, Information Systems and Auxiliary Services
Administers and manages all business and fiscal services of the College, including oversight of the College’s Endowment
Coordinates business and finance functions with Federal, State, and Local agencies as required by the College President
Advises the College President in shaping the institutional fiscal policies and planning, management, and long-range strategic efforts
Works with Foundation officers and directors to appropriately address college-wide financial needs
Directs the operations and staffing of the Office of Business Affairs
Plans, develops and implements the division’s budget within State and College fiscal guidelines
Participates as a member on the College’s management team that works together to integrate educational, fiscal, technological, facilities and personnel planning to ensure achievement of the College’s vision and mission
Works with Campus Presidents and other staff to assure college-wide institutional needs are met
Promotes an environment supportive of the College mission and vision, student-centered services and teaching excellence
Performs other related duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of senior level management experience; combination public/private sector experience essential.
All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
Proven leadership and record of accomplishment of success in a complex, competitive public and or/private environment.
Proven managerial skills for supervision of professional staff.
Knowledge of accounting, payroll, budget analysis, purchasing contracts and grants, physical plant, and personnel administration
Knowledge of basic principles of investments and fiscal management practice
Knowledge of college educational philosophy and top management administrative practices and procedures
Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of major educational institutions
Knowledge of college policies and procedures
Knowledge of technological systems as they apply to instructional, administrative, and workplace needs
Strategic planning skills to effect change in a multi-cultural environment
Skill in employee development and performance management
Strong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth
Ability to make long-range plans and policy decisions relative to the financial and physical growth of the College
Ability to develop and interpret financial data/plans and manage resources
Ability to think, reason, and make sound judgments on how responsibilities are completed in compliance with college standards and guidelines
Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
Ability to speak effectively to employees, faculty, staff and community groups
This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.