Vice President for Administrative Services
APPOINTMENT: August 1, 2011
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will demonstrate strong financial and administrative leadership at a senior level in a higher education institution including the management of one or more functional areas of the division. Also required is a record of exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to problem solve and deal collegially with the various internal and external constituencies of a comprehensive university. An advanced degree from an accredited institution is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a successful record of directing diverse administrative and business entities and the ability to develop and lead a highly effective finance and administrative team. Consideration will also be given for experience in the development and implementation of financial and administrative policies and procedures; risk assessment and avoidance, asset protection, management of University facilities and construction programs, contract approval and administration, and internal controls associated with fiscal and legal compliance activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Vice President reports to the President and serves as the Treasurer to the Board of Trustees and as the University’s chief administrative, business and financial officer. He/she works closely with the President’s staff and is the spokesperson and liaison on financial matters to various state and federal agencies, and to the many external publics the University serves. The Vice President for Administrative Services provides direction and leadership for the delivery of University-wide services in the areas of Administrative Information Management Systems including computer operation and scheduling, database administration and information systems/application programming; Business Services including accounting, accounts payable, billing and receivables, financial systems, payroll and property control; Document and Publication Services including premail, mail services, office supplies, prepress, printing and production; Human Resources including benefits, classification and compensation, diversity outreach, employee and labor relations, employment, examination and staff development; Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute and Media Resource Center; Physical Plant including building services, building and mechanical trades, capital project construction, engineering, facilities planning and design, landscape maintenance, in-house construction and transportation; Public Safety including emergency medical services, key and access control, parking services and security; Purchasing including accounts payable, contract administration and procurement.; and Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness. The Vice President also oversees the insurance and state mandated ethics programs, provides university coordination with contracted legal counsel and serves as administrative liaison to the Council of Administrative Personnel and the Civil Service Employees Council.
RANK & SALARY: Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For details, visit http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.php.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of only 20 public universities ranked a "Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution" by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential, four-year campus in Macomb and its upper-division urban commuter location in Moline, Illinois.
Western's campuses are dedicated to providing a high quality, accessible and affordable education. The WIU-Macomb and Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The four core values at the heart of the University are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility.WIU's GradTrac and Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition, fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
WIU is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 762 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight preprofessional degree programs and 18 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 intercollegiate sports. Football competes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region, with 12 major theatrical and dance productions and more than 12 studio shows presented annually in Western's three theatres. The Bureau of Cultural Affairs and the University Union Board present outstanding concerts, lectures, dramatic presentations, films, and dance attractions.
The University Libraries contain more than 1 million cataloged volumes, 20,000 current periodicals, and access to over 100 electronic databases of information. WIU's librarians answer approximately 10,000 research questions per year. The library system encompasses the main Malpass Library and four branch libraries. The Physical Sciences Library, the Music Library, the Curriculum Library, and the Quad Cities campus library are integral parts of the University's system that provides full service to students, faculty, and staff.
Western Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
APPLICATION: Nomination and /or letter of application, vitae, current email for correspondence, copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of five (5) current, professional references who can address your qualifications for this position. Apply to: Attn: Brad Bainter, VPAS Search Committee Chair; Office of the Vice President for Advancement and Public Service; Sherman Hall 303; Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.
Position start date is August 1, 2011. Screening begins November 19, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.