Vice President for Finance and Operations
Wichita State University Foundation
The Wichita State University Foundation seeks to fill the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations with a candidate experienced in advising an organization on matters pertaining to investments, financial planning and management; human resources, governance and compliance; information technology and internal controls. This position has responsibility for overseeing the WSU Foundation’s financial resources, the integrity of its systems, the performance of its investment portfolio and all fiscal and accounting functions, as well as records management and compliance with donor intent.
A successful candidate will possess: strategic thinking with the ability to analyze new opportunities and competitive challenges; emotional intelligence and people skills to communicate complex financial scenarios in a way that supports good decision-making; excellent communication skills adaptable to diverse audiences; an inspirational leadership style; and a flexible and creative approach to managing organizational assets to maximize returns.
As an independently incorporated not-for-profit organization, the WSU Foundation’s mission is “to enhance a community of learning excellence for our students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship” by facilitating the philanthropic interests of donors with the educational needs of WSU students, faculty and staff. The Foundation employs more than 45 staff serving in fundraising, accounting, donor engagement and administrative roles. In this fast-paced, fulfilling environment, the Foundation manages nearly $280 million in net assets and secured more than $40 million in new gifts from more than 13,700 donors during the 2015 fiscal year. The Foundation is housed in the Woodman Alumni Center.
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in accounting (preferably fund accounting) or its equivalent.
- Good knowledge of investments.
- Ability to understand computer logic and analysis.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- High motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Certified Public Accountant certificate.
- Experience managing investments.
The candidate will exemplify the Foundation’s core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Relationships and will represent the WSU Foundation and Wichita State University in a professional manner creating a positive image with all constituencies.
The Wichita State University Foundation also offers exemplary benefits such as: Medical/Dental coverage (100 percent premium paid for employees/40 percent for dependents), term life insurance, tuition reimbursement program, 8.5 percent company matching on retirement accounts after one year and more.
Please submit a resume and cover letter, which addresses each of the outlined qualifications, and complete an application by clicking* HERE.
*After clicking the link, you will need to create an account before starting the application process.
Application deadline: April 1, 2016, or until filled
WSU Foundation is an EOE employer
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