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Office of Human Resources

Open Positions - Available Executive Staff Positions

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, and cooperation, and upon respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for the future of Minot State University to help people appreciate life and learning and contribute meaningfully to the lives of others.



Vice President for Administration and Finance
Minot State University is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Administration & Finance (VPAF). The VPAF is responsible for the development and maintenance of infrastructure and support systems. The VPAF also provides management for campus master planning and coordination of the budget process for the University. Major resources include appropriated and non-appropriated funds totaling $60 million and 102 acres with 29 structures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Business Office
    1. Responsible for the accurate accounting of appropriated and non-appropriated funds to include accounts receivable, accounts payable, and investments
    2. Responsible for the accurate inventory management of major assets
    3. Coordinates the budget process
  2. Payroll
    1. Responsible for the accurate and timely payment of all wages to all employees
  3. Student Financial Aid: Responsible for accurate accounting and disbursement of student financial aid; federal funds, scholarships, grants, waivers, and awards used by students for tuition, books, and fees
  4. Facilities Management
    1. Responsible for the maintenance of all buildings and grounds of the University to ensure the highest standards of repair, safety, and cleanliness are met (currently contracted through Advanced Facilities Services for supervision)
    2. Provides oversight for all new construction and renovation of all buildings
    3. Coordinates on all decisions concerning the acquisition of new properties
  5. Campus Safety and Security
    1. Provides security services 24/7
    2. Responsible for Clery Act reporting
    3. Coordinates with the state Risk Management Division to manage risk factors of the campus including contract management, limitation of liability waivers, and physical security and safety measures
  6. Information Technology Center
    1. Provides the physical infrastructure for all communication lines necessary to support telephone and network connectivity
    2. Responsible for network security
  7. Bookstore
    1. Responsible for the oversight of bookstore operations (currently contracted with Barnes & Noble)
  8. Human Resources
    1. Responsible for the oversight of the HR function including position management, salary administration, and appropriate application of policies, procedures, and practices
  9. Coordination with North Dakota University System office
    1. Responds to requests for information from the NDUS
    2. Assists with presentations as requested by the NDUS, State Board of Higher Education, and ND State Legislature.
    3. Serves as member of the NDUS Administrative Affairs Council

Secondary Responsibilities:

  1. Food Services
    1. Coordinates with the VPSA to manage the food services contract (currently contracted with Sodexo)
    2. Sets room & board rates in connection with food services personnel
  2. Resident Life
    1. Coordinates with the VPSA to maintain residence halls for safety, security, and student satisfaction
    2. Accounts for charges and receipts regarding student residence fees
    3. Sets room & board rates in connection with residence life personnel.
  3. Dakota College at Bottineau
    1. Coordinates with CFO at DCB to provide advice and assistance as necessary.

Performance Standards

  1. Fulfills defined responsibilities for the position and sets strategic annual professional goals and objectives.
  2. Participates actively as a team member of President's Staff and University Cabinet.
  3. Monitors the work performance of staff, clearly communicates expectations and responsibilities, conducts evaluations, and takes corrective actions as necessary.
  4. Provides professional development opportunities for staff, and orients staff to university practices, procedures, and policies.
  5. Ensures an inclusive and participatory working climate in which staff members are empowered and free to express themselves in a non-threatening environment, promoting civility, creativity, and professionalism.
  6. Follows established policies and practices.
  7. Responds to supervisory instructions and guidelines in a timely and responsible manner.
  8. Meets all expectations for university staff members' professional conduct.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in finance, administration, accounting, or a directly related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum of five years successful and progressive experience and background in leadership and administrative roles, with direct and administrative fiscal experience in a college or university setting
  3. Outstanding communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree in finance, administration, accounting, or a directly related field or CPA preferred
  2. ND Veteran's Preference applies

Other Significant Characteristics:

  1. Be an individual with high integrity and principles, and work ethic
  2. Endorse the principles of shared governance, inclusive and research-based decision making
  3. Possess a philosophy that is aligned with the institutional mission and core values, and possess the ability to work constructively and fairly with faculty, student, staff, and other stakeholders of the University.
  4. Possess a "can-do" attitude, approach problems and issues objectively, responsibly, while exploring cooperatively options and solutions
  5. Possess the abilities to provide effective leadership and to facilitate effective long-term strategic planning guided by a clear vision
  6. Provide responsible supervision and support of employees
  7. Make high-quality judgments and decisions based upon institutional data and input
  8. Have the ability to manage fiscal and human resources effectively, fairly, and positively
  9. Be experienced interacting with auditors, government officials, and legislators
  10. Be active professionally and aware of current developments in professional arenas, with the experience or interest in becoming an active participant in professional organizations
  11. Be willing to be an active and visible participant in the life of the University and the greater community.

Screening of applicants begins August 24, 2015.

To apply provide employment application, transcripts, cover letter, resume, five professional references, and a statement of fiscal and administrative philosophy to:

Minot State University
Human Resources
500 University Ave W.
Minot, ND 58707

A criminal history background check will be performed prior to start date.

Minot State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other prescribed category. MSU applies ND Veteran's Preference Laws.