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Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Mercy College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance. Mercy College seeks an exceptional leader with a strong record of administrative, financial, operational and professional accomplishment, as well as engagement with the business community, to serve in this key leadership position. The new Vice President will have the opportunity to be part of the leadership of the College in a significant era of growth and development for both its students and the broader community.

Mercy College is located alongside the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and is just minutes from Manhattan. Other campuses are located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights. Mercy College has over 10,000 students studying in over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs, taught by Fulbright scholars, published authors, and national experts in their fields. Mercy College offers a quality liberal arts and professional education within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Reporting directly to the College President, the Vice President for Finance is the chief financial officer and Treasurer of the College and is a member of the executive team. The Vice President will liaise with Board Finance and Control Committee and Endowment Management Committee.

Education Required or Min Education Required:
The successful candidate will be a high energy leader with a track record of success as a senior administrative officer. Key qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field required with a preference for an Master's Degree and CPA in a related field.

Experience and/or Skills Required:
At least ten years of progressively responsible administrative and/or financial management experience, preferably in a complex higher education institution; superb interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to build and lead effective, diverse management teams; proven ability to work effectively in an higher education environment; and demonstrated skills in strategic and tactical budget and financial planning and policy development, problem solving, and risk management. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work positively and effectively with the academic community, public officials, media representatives and the public. The candidate must be a team builder who is highly motivated, a self-starter and a dedicated professional who has demonstrable commitment to service, support of the academic mission and continued advancement of the College.

Preferred Qualifications:

Posting Date:
11-01-2012

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates for the Vice President for Finance must submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, a resume and the names and contact information of three current references. Screening of candidates begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

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