Indian River State College is the dominant educational and cultural center in the four-county region it serves. Some 30,000 students, representing nearly every state and more than 110 foreign countries, study here annually. The College offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor's and Associate degrees, technical certificates, applied technology diplomas, and career and technical education credentials. IRSC Global delivers 15 web-based degrees and hundreds of individual web-based courses to online students worldwide.
IRSC is a recipient of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition for high achievement and performance among America's community colleges, and is distinguished as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Additional, IRSC is widely recognized for its affordability; the College is identified by the United States Department of Education as the most affordable college in Florida and the second-most affordable college in the country.
The essential job functions and responsibilities for this position include:
Provide strategic counsel to the President in matters related to financial decisions on behalf of the College;
Works with College administration to establish and execute the priorities of the College;
Provide leadership for the Financial Services Division and other functions;
Responsible for all aspects of planning, management, quality improvement, supervision, budget oversight, evaluation, training, and staff development for these administrative areas.
The specific duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet;
In the absence of the President, serves as the administrator responsible for financial decisions regarding the institution;
Develops and consolidates the proposed College budget for the President and insures that the College affairs are administered within the approved budget;
Furnishes the President and the Board of Trustees with regular balance sheets, income and expense statements, warrant lists, budgetary position reports, and other special reports as required or requested;
Establishes, integrates, and coordinates sound and practical business control;
Recommends policies and procedures for administrative activities of the College;
Responsible for the Physical Plant and other property of the College and sees that the physical plant services are efficiently and economically conducted;
Directs the Dean of Facilities and Sustainability in the formulation of the College’s Capital Outlay Plan and all other functions in acquiring funds for construction, renovation and repair of College structures, including facility surveys, educational specifications, etc.;
Negotiates or supports negotiation of architectural, engineering, construction, auxiliary services, and other contracts on behalf of the College as directed by the President;
Supervises the College purchasing functions to ensure conformity with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and to obtain optimal value for the College;
Responsible for the oversight and supervision of the Dean of Finance who provides and oversees the efficient and effective Business Office operations for the College;
Responsible for the oversight and supervision of the Dean of Facilities and Sustainability who provides and oversees the efficient and effective operations of administrative services for the College as well as College insurance and all safety requirements;
Provide contractual legal advice, as needed;
Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the President’s Cabinet;
Facilitates personnel recommendations, such as appointments, terminations, etc...to the President;
Assures that all areas under supervision are fully accountable and in complete compliance with all guiding and controlling rules, regulations statutes, and laws;
Establishes and maintains beneficial relations with various agencies, private enterprises, governmental bodies, public officers and others whose support is important to achievement of the College mission;
Participates in conferences of associations and institutions of higher education and maintains other professional contacts to advance the role, mission, and reputation of the College;
Executes other tasks and assignments as the President may direct.
The qualifications, knowledge, and skill requirements for this position include:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related discipline from a regionally accredited institution;
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive experience managing complex institutional financial responsibilities at federal, state, higher education, and private sector levels, with a mix of environments;
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, confidence and executive presence with the ability to motivate and effectively supervise staff;
Successful experience in maintaining compliance with state and/or federal grants;
Strong commitment to the college mission and goals;
Creativity, initiative, judgment, and exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills;
Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills;
Ability to be an effective decision maker and creative problem solver;
Ability to administer several large and diverse departments;
Proven resourcefulness to include entrepreneurial College financial leadership with the ability to think out of the box;
Excellent communication skills to include written and verbal presentation skills;
Dedication to student, faculty and staff success.
Internal Number: R2476
About Indian River State College
Indian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Continuing a 60-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area.
The open door policy in force at the College guarantees that anyone who holds a high school or high school equivalency diploma will be admitted to the College. Close cooperation among the administration and faculty, a collegial atmosphere of open communication, and concern for the overall success of the student allow IRSC to give its students a high quality education at a reasonable cost. In addition, many financial aid and scholarship programs are readily available to eligible students.
High school students who wish to get a head start on college can discover new challenges and broaden their experience through IRSC’s Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs. Most area high school graduates take their first steps toward future plans at IRSC. In fact, over 70% of the region’s college-bound high school seniors attend IRSC following graduation. Persons already established in careers a...ttend IRSC to expand their skills and retrain for new positions. Area residents 50 and over pursue their interests through the Lifelong Learning Institute.
Indian River State College is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the District Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the College) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age/gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules or regulations. IRSC strives to maintain a barrier free environment, which reflects our inclusive community spirit and mission.