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Vice President for Finance and Chief Budget Officer

Stony Brook University is seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional strategic, operational, financial, and interpersonal capabilities to join the senior leadership team as Vice President for Finance and Chief Budget Officer. The Vice President of Finance and Chief Budget Officer is the senior executive responsible for managing the institution's resources and the budgeting process, and reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and works directly with the President.

The Vice President for Finance and Chief Budget Officer (VP) reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and provides leadership in applying the University resources to meet the institutional priorities and academic programming needs of the University. The VP is responsible for assisting the University in identifying institutional priorities and allocating resources through the annual budgeting process, through financial and capital planning, through administrative and academic reviews, and through institutional self-examination. S/he is also responsible for: monitoring performance against budgets; advising and guiding University leadership on resource allocation; developing and advising on long- and short-term institutional planning; and providing information and research to support decision making and strategic planning. The broad range of assignments and senior leadership roles creates the opportunity for the VP to work at the most senior level of the University to fulfill Stony Brook's mission of education, research, and service and encourage academic excellence for students and faculty. The VP works across a diverse institution presenting the University as a singular entity while honoring the University's unique decentralized qualities. The VP currently has four direct reports: Associate Vice President and Controller; Assistant Vice President for Procurement; Assistant Vice President for Budget and Analysis and Executive Director and Controller, Stony Brook Foundation. The division has a total staff of approximately 200 and an operating budget of $12.5 million.

The Vice President for Finance and Chief Budget Officer will be an individual with exceptional administrative and financial skills who can serve as a key contributor to the senior leadership team at the University. S/he must work at the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and openness, and create strong and enduring collaborative relationships with key leaders across the University, the faculty, the staff, the Stony Brook Foundation and the Stony Brook Council. The Vice President will be an inclusive leader who weighs decisions thoughtfully and involves others in the decision-making process as appropriate. Senior-level operational experience in a comparably complex setting and a graduate degree with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in budget and planning are expected.

Applications and nominations should be submitted to:
Elizabeth Adkins Neumann, Principal
Brill Neumann

Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its educational programs or in employment. Also, the State of New York prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Discrimination is unlawful.