The Vice President for Business Affairs (VP) serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the University and senior financial advisor to the President. The Vice President oversees the annual budget while ensuring strategic fiscal, facilities, and personnel management for the campus. As a highly visible member of the University leadership team, the VP works collaboratively with other members of the President’s Executive Cabinet to advance the University’s mission and goals, ensure financial stability, and promote an environment of continuous improvement. Women and minority candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.
About the University of New Orleans
The University of New Orleans is a national research university located in one of the world’s most exciting cities. For more than 60 years, it has been one of New Orleans’ foremost public resources, offering a diverse set of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the city’s industry, culture and economy. Since 1958, the University of New Orleans has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 140 countries. Today the University of New Orleans offers more than 40 undergraduate and pre-professional programs and more than 40 graduate programs. Student-athletes compete in 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I sports as members of the Southland Conference. The University is located in a residential neighborhood along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans and the world famous French Quarter. Located on campus, the UNO Lakefront Arena is one of the top venues of its size in the region. With its own distinctive music, food, art, architecture and culture, New Orleans has always been one of the world’s most popular international destinations. Now it is also a city with a burgeoning technology sector, drawing acclaim for its innovative, inclusive and increasingly diversified business environment.
The VP has oversight over the Office of Business Affairs, Purchasing, Payroll, Bursar, Facility Services, Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, Recreation and Intramural Sports, the UNO Lakefront Arena, and contracted units (e.g., bookstore, food service, building services), among others. Specific duties include: to develop and administer the University’s operating budget; analyze, forecast, and evaluate spending levels relative to projected available resources; develop procedures for preparation and review of financial statements; develop business policies, internal controls, and procedures; represent the President and the Institution at internal and external group meetings as needed; foster an environment of inclusivity, respect, and integrity; regularly inform the President of typical and emerging issues; and perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Master’s degree or MBA is required. Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in finance, management, and administration, preferably at a higher education institution. Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, accounting, and higher education rules and regulations as well as change management; evidence of developing and implementing initiatives that contribute to the strength and sustainability of the organization; demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship in revenue generation; track record of successful leadership and management of personnel and resources in a large and complex organization; demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and to work with cross-functional teams; results-oriented; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated commitment of working with and supporting diverse populations, and awareness of issues affecting women and minority populations.
This position will remain open until filled.