San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by March 24, 2019.
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This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator III) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.
With a dual reporting line, the Chief Financial Officer reports to both the Vice President for University Relations and Development who is also The Campanile Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer and the Associate Executive Director for Finance and Operations and the Chief Financial Officer for the SDSU Research Foundation. The Chief Financial Officer works in a high volume, high complexity organizational setting with $270 million in assets. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Campanile Foundation plays an integral supporting role with the following groups:
The Board of Directors for the Foundation, a group of prominent alumni and civic leaders
Board committees, including the Finance and Investment Committee, the Audit Committee, as well as the SDSU Gift Acceptance Committee
Endowment reporting activities in support of and in coordination with the office of donor relations and stewardship
University budget committees
SDSU leadership, including the president, vice presidents and deans
Senior management team of University Relations and Development
Financial Aid department
The CFO will create a long term plan for the infrastructure of the financial division of URAD and will be responsible for growing the endowment fund, setting up systems and best practices for the university and provide guidance on investment policies. The CFO will also work with San Diego State University Research Foundation, KPBS and Athletics.
The CFO has the responsibility for overseeing The Campanile Foundation’s financial resources, the integrity of its financial systems, and the management of its investment portfolio and works closely with the Office of Business and Finance in coordinating financial activities.
The CFO is responsible for the management, oversight, and performance of all fiscal and accounting functions for The Campanile Foundation, including endowment reports to donors and development officers, budgets for all University Relations and Development departments, including the SDSU Alumni Association and serving as liaison with San Diego State University Research Foundation staff.
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Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field.
Ten years of related, extensive and increasingly responsible experience in a broad range of fiscal managerial assignments.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Master’s degree preferred.
CPA highly desirable.
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Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-3953.
All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.
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