University of Missouri-Kansas City - Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

MO, Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas (UMKC) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its next vice chancellor for finance and administration (VCFA). The VCFA serves as a key visionary and innovative member of the chancellor’s executive leadership team with responsibilities for budgetary and financial accountability, optimization of fiscal and physical resources across the university, and creating financial and administrative strategies to support and enhance institutional and strategic priorities. Reporting to the chancellor, with accountability to the executive vice president for finance and operations and chief financial officer (CFO) at the University of Missouri System (UM System), this critical role not only serves as the chief financial officer, but also shapes and drives improvements to the university’s business model, operational effectiveness and process efficiency. The VCFA works collaboratively with the chancellor’s executive team to anticipate needs to meet the university’s academic mission.

The next VCFA will play a key leadership role in addressing the following priorities: cultivating, evaluating and implementing new ideas and strategies that further the goals of the university’s Strategic Plan and UMKC Forward; advancing the objectives of the university’s new Master Plan; working collaboratively with key internal and external partners; and building a strong team and empowering them to succeed. The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in a relevant area and 10 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and 12 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area and serves more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 125 academic areas. UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st Century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and regions it serves. See the detailed leadership profile for more information.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile and a CV or resume. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by November 23, 2021. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Jevon Walton at UMKC-VCFA@wittkieffer.com.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

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