Position & Job Summary
The Vice President for Administration & Finance (VPAF) will be responsible for annual operating expenses of $163 million. Expenditures include $77.5 million in salaries and wages; $46.6 million in fringe benefits; $1.9 million in instruction; $0.5 million in research and public service; $2.6 million in academic support; $3.2 million in student services; $2.7 million in institutional support; $2.9 million in operation and maintenance of plant; $15.8 million in scholarships and fellowships; $3.0 million in auxiliary enterprises; and $6.3 million in other expenditures. Capital construction expenditures include $13.8 million from state capital projects and $1.7 million from residential capital projects. The value of capital assets is $549.4 million including land value of $48.7 million, buildings and infrastructure (including construction in progress) valued at $474.9 million, and equipment valued at $25.8 million.
The University is committed to providing quality academic programs and keeping the cost of a Brockport education affordable. Revenue sources include tuition and fees ($57.4M), state appropriations, current & capital ($85.8M), and auxiliary activities ($17.8M). The Brockport foundation manages an endowment of approximately $23 million.
By adopting fiscally conservative management practices and recent restructuring efforts, the University increased its reserves to approximately $29.5 million. At the same time, the University is also working diligently to reduce and eliminate a structural deficit, with several projects in place with the aim to address the deficit fully by 2026.
The VPAF reports to the President, serves as the senior Administrative and Financial officer, and has primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight for the Administration and Finance division. The Vice President provides critical leadership to ensure high quality service delivery to the University community and the maintenance of a strong internal control, compliance, and risk management environment.
The VPAF provides administrative leadership and oversight of a large complex university division which includes the departments of Budgeting, Campus Auxiliary Service, Student Accounts and Accounting, Human Resources and Payroll, Information Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Planning and Construction, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Campus Services (Procurement & Payment Services, Mail Services, Central Receiving, Print Shop), and Research Foundation (RF) Grants Administration. The VPAF is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division, including the many services that students, faculty, and staff rely on that make the University a great place at which to learn and work. The VPAF promotes high quality customer service and efficiencies of operation and is a champion for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the departments and the University.
The VPAF serves as the University-designated Internal Control Officer and Enterprise Risk Manager for the State University of New York (SUNY), the Campus Operations Manager for the SUNY RF, the campus administrative liaison to, and Board member of, the Brockport Auxiliary Corporation (BASC), and a Director (ex-officio) of the Brockport Foundation.
The VPAF also works together with colleagues to create a strong sense of fiscal accountability across campus and to advance the University’s mission as an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. This includes championing and supporting EDI efforts on institutional, divisional, and departmental levels.
The VPAF must have a strong commitment to shared governance, including working closely with the College Senate and the local branches of the United University Professions (UUP) and Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
The VPAF is also a senior leader of the University, serving on the President’s Cabinet and aiding the president in establishing and meeting the strategic direction for the University. As a member of the President’s Executive Team, the VPAF develops policy and practice on institutional issues, represents the University in SUNY decision-making and with other external agencies and bodies, and serves as a University officer/ representative on public occasions.
The successful candidate will be a high energy, visionary leader with a track record of success as a senior administrative officer. They will have superb interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to build and lead effective, diverse management teams; proven ability to work effectively in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment; demonstrated skills in strategic and tactical budget and financial planning, and policy development, problem solving and risk management.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a dedicated professional who has demonstrable commitment to service, support of the academic mission and continued advancement of the University.