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Southern Oregon University seeks a Vice President for Finance and Administration
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Location: Ashland, Oregon

The Position:
The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) is the chief fiscal officer, responsible for the university’s overall financial leadership, strategic planning, and financial management. The VPFA also guides the development and implementation of the university’s human, financial, and physical resources, which include the budget office, human resource services, facilities management and planning, campus master planning and new construction, information technology, campus public safety, service center, business services, and sustainability.

The VPFA will partner with the President and other key stakeholders to leverage SOU’s unique strengths, develop and execute innovative plans for resource diversification, and forge new pathways to secure a sustainable future for the university. The VPFA guides the development, implementation, and monitoring of SOU’s operating and capital budgets, from multiple sources of funding (general funds, auxiliary enterprises, self-support operations, private donations, and legislative capital funding). The position reports directly to the President and serves as a critical member of the executive team. The Vice President plays key roles in institutional planning and positioning, in building community partnerships, and in advancing SOU’s presence in the region, state, and nation. The Vice President has a significant role in representing SOU to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees, and participates in the Oregon VPFA Council, the Oregon Council of Presidents, the University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) Oversight Committee, and the Public University Risk Management and Insurance Trust (PURMIT).

Effective performance of the duties outlined below requires an in-depth understanding of the mission of the institution and its various programs, a commitment to service through the various logistical and support functions, and the ability to work effectively within a shared decision-making environment.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by December 5, 2023 will be given first consideration. Please submit a PDF version of your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position. 

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Caitlin Hummel
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 585-880-7550

Southern Oregon University is an equal employment opportunity employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.


Institution: Southern Oregon University
This is a full time position

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