Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Great Basin College
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Great Basin College (GBC) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seek a strategic, collaborative leader for the Executive Director, Finance and Administration position. The Executive Director, Finance and Administration is responsible for directing, planning, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of GBC's budget, accounting, grants, and business operations services.
This position reports to the President of Great Basin College while maintaining strong collaborations with administrative counterparts at the University of Nevada, Reno divisions.
Great Basin College engages in many shared service initiatives with the University of Nevada, Reno, covering most finance and administrative areas. The Executive Director will be the liaison and point of contact for business shared service activities, ensuring coordination with UNR business operations.
The Executive Director manages the preparation, ensures accurate college-wide operational and personnel budgets, and provides activities that function efficiently and comply with policies and procedures. The Executive Director manages a team and works to create a cohesive and diverse team, ensures operational effectiveness across functional areas, and helps shape the college culture.
This position can be based in Elko, Reno or any of the following locations: Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, or Winnemucca.
Travel is anticipated to be approximately 25% of time.
This position is anticipated to travel to/from Reno, GBC's Main Campus in Elko and other locations throughout Nevada. Travel, primarily by vehicle, with possible overnight stays.
Oversee and participate in the development, preparation, coordination, and presentation of the College budget, capital improvement budget, and internal fiscal control measures; develop and present financial forecasts and historical information; monitor operation expenses; exercise fiscal control
Collaborate with UNR Planning, Budget and Analysis budget office during the budget development process, manage and prioritize requests for changes to department resource allocations and communicate critical information to campus and other stakeholders
Synthesize and analyze financial information and trends, develop and maintain multi-year financial planning model for College funds and provide alternatives to inform effective decision-making and planning
Prepare and support a long-range strategic fiscal plan for the College
Ensure that all fiscal reports are completed timely and accurately
Oversee the daily monitoring/reconciliation of College accounts; ensure fiscal compliance with all regulations
Collaborate with human resources for salary budget planning
Oversee the submission and monitoring of special course fee account requests prior to submission to Planning, Budget & Analysis
Ensure compliance with restrictions on gift, endowed and grant funds
Determine the need for services, develop contract specifications, administer contracts, ensure contract compliance, and review performance of work
Analyze, identify and implement business process efficiencies, including development and implementation of internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance
Liaison and point of contact for business shared service activities, ensuring coordination with UNR business operations
Provide strategic operational, fiscal, grant management, guidance to College administrators
Develop a consistent, rigorous and transparent process to evaluate requests for operational resources, priority setting and strategically allocate resources across the organization
Create and implement procedures which promote and sustain effective and efficient operations
Meets regularly with administrators to ensure alignment and integration that advances strategic priorities of the College
Serve as a liaison with administrative counterparts for campus partners (Facilities, Safety, Security, etc.)
Provide input for accreditation processes
Represent College on UNR shared service teams
Directly supervise and manage financial and grants and contract administration
Maintains an effective and cohesive organizational structure to accomplish the organization's objectives; recruits, trains, leads, develops, mentors direct reports, and evaluates their performance
Prioritize inclusivity, diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities
Participate in college and system-wide committees as appropriate.
Occasional travel throughout the state with possible overnight stays, with or without accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of related experience.
Related Experience: Leadership in a related environment to include fiscal planning, policy formation, managing resource allocations, budget preparation and employee management.
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Prior work experience within a higher education environment.
Annual salary range is $80,000 - $100,000 commensurate with experience and education.
A benefit of working in Nevada is that you do not pay state income tax - keep more of your earnings!
We do not contribute 6.2% to social security tax; we offer a rich retirement plan instead.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of Working at Great Basin College
Health insurance options including medical, dental and vision
Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance
12 paid Holidays
No state income tax!
Free Parking (at GBC locations)
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
Great Basin College is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.
Great Basin College
Located in the high desert of rural Nevada, Great Basin College is a Carnegie classified baccalaureate and associate's degree granting institution embracing a comprehensive hybrid mission to deliver a full four-year liberal arts and sciences, community college and applied technical learning curricula. With its main campus in Elko, a beautiful site with residential housing and state-of-the-art learning technologies, GBC serves the largest geographic area of Nevada's colleges. Great Basin College serves the citizens residing in ten of Nevada's most rural counties, covering 86,514 square miles and bordering five states. This service area includes centers in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Additionally, satellite locations can be found in twenty other frontier communities.
University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada's historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNR also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, and maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, and Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
The University's main campus is located in Reno, Nevada, immediately adjacent to a vibrant and growing downtown region, and has a satellite campus in south Reno. Currently underway is the acquisition of a 20-acre residential campus at Lake Tahoe that will complement the University's presence in each of Nevada's 17 counties. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which includes two research universities, one state college, four community colleges, and an environmental research institute, and endeavors to create and develop strong partnerships with each institution. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success, and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University's verdant, 290-acre main campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement, and vibrant campus life that promote UNR's diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement - all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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Three Supervisory References - Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.
Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Great Basin College Human Resources Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment. Regionally accredited institutions must have awarded academic degrees.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Any expense related to the evaluation will be the responsibility of the candidate.
An online background check will be required of the selected applicant; a third-party administrator will perform this.
GBC is not able to support sponsorship for employment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled
This posting will be posted for a minimum of 30 days from (09/19/2023) or until filled. Applications may be reviewed upon receipt. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.
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About Great Basin College
Located in the high desert of rural Nevada, Great Basin College is a Carnegie classified baccalaureate and associates degree granting institution embracing a comprehensive hybrid mission to deliver a full four-year liberal arts and sciences, community college and applied technical learning curricula. With its main campus in Elko, a beautiful site with residential housing and state-of-the-art learning technologies, GBC serves the largest geographic area of Nevada's colleges. Great Basin College serves the citizens residing in ten of Nevada's most rural counties, covering 86,514 square miles and bordering five states. This service area includes centers in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Additionally, satellite locations can be found in twenty other frontier communities.
Our vast geography is known for its spectacular mountain ranges and picturesque valleys, providing a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition, Elko is home to several well-known western museums and the world renown, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, begun 35 years ago to honor and share the traditions of Western storytelling, nurturing the expressive culture of the American West.
GBC provides a "private college" experience with public college affordable access to postsecondary education in an environment that embraces and respects all cultures. It stands among the most innovative colleges in America, integrating many disciplines into single courses and programs, helping students to develop critical thinking and self-directed learning skills. Graduates of Great Basin College are fully prepared to enter their chosen careers with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the global marketplace.