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College of Western Idaho seeks a Vice President of Finance
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Location: Nampa, ID

The Position:
The College of Western Idaho (CWI) seeks an innovative and experienced business-minded leader for the position of Vice President of Finance (VPF). Under the direction of the President, the VPF serves as a member of CWI’s president’s cabinet and is the chief financial officer and has the responsibility of serving as the primary financial strategist to the President, Administration, and the Board of Trustees. This position plays a pivotal leadership role within the executive management and senior leadership team, working closely with CWI’s internal administrative units as well as the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee. Additionally, the VPF works with external state entities on behalf of CWI including the Division of Finance Management (DFM) and the Office of the State Board of Education (OSBE).

The VPF works collaboratively with all divisions of the College and is responsible for directing and managing CWI’s financial affairs and ensuring that the organization makes sound decisions on the application of its financial resources. Additional requirements are oversight and responsibility for an operating budget of approximately $70 million, which includes direct involvement in budgeting, position control, forecasting, financial planning, accounting, and comptroller functions, auxiliary functions including enforcing all fiscal policies, procedures, controls as well as the preparation for various annual audits, the guidance of the organization’s investment portfolio as well as overseeing the financial functions of the CWI Foundation.

Additionally, the VPF serves as CWI’s clerk for purposes of Idaho’s election laws. As such, the VPF, in consultation with CWI’s Office of General Counsel and the county clerks of Ada and Canyon County, oversees elections related to the College. The VPF also works closely with officials of Ada and Canyon County in addressing property tax matters (including revenue and tax exemptions) and oversees CWI’s contracts and procurement processes.

The VPF is also a critical contributor to the nurturing and supporting participatory governance at CWI. Cooperation and collaboration are required to promote the vision and values of CWI. This will be accomplished by supporting the Agile Methodology driving a people-focused, results-focused approach to planning and development that respects higher education’s rapidly changing world.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by September 20, 2020 will be given first consideration. Please submit a PDF version of your resume and a letter of interest explaining your suitability for this position. 

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The College of Western Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status. Qualified veterans will receive preference in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Persons needing accommodations during the application process may contact Human Resources at 208.562.3287 or


Institution: College of Western Idaho
This is a full time position

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