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Chief Financial Officer, Student Affairs (0213U) 26930
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2019
Title Chief Financial Officer, Student Affairs (0213U) 26930
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Executive Officer
  • Student Affairs

Chief Financial Officer, Student Affairs (0213U) 26930

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview
The Division of Student Affairs is a diverse organization with more than 3,000 employees that provide a variety of services to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding campus community. The Chief Financial Officer has the overall responsibility for all financial, strategy, compliance and business services for the Division of Student Affairs. The CFO provides strategic direction and overall program management for division-wide financial analysis, controls and budgeting, strategic planning, and business services functions. This position ensures that the Division of Student Affairs' considerable resources, with an annual budget of more than $450 million, are deployed in the most efficient manner possible to maximize the Division's financial health, strategic initiatives, and future viability, while anticipating and minimizing internal and external risks to the Division. As member of the Division's executive leadership team, the CFO provides high-level, strategic guidance for the division's financial strategy. In close partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the division's leadership team, the CFO utilizes their expertise to formulate the division's strategic and financial plan.

  • Responsible for maintaining integrity of the division's budget systems; functions as chief budget liaison for budget allocations, oversees analysis and development for division-wide funding issues and budget processes, resource allocations and funding models, including long range planning for major divisional programs; makes decisions, sets objectives and strategy, and directs all aspects of divisional financial management, business operations, divisional strategy and deploying the division's financial, human and intellectual assets to greatest advantage. Responsible for maintaining integrity of campus budget systems through oversight and executive management; directs strategic planning operations in the Division, working with Vice Chancellor and the Divisional leadership team in establishing the division's strategic plans and objectives.
  • Executive management and oversight in developing, modifying, and executing campus policies which affect division operation(s) and may also have campus-wide effect; executive management and oversight of all ledger and reporting functions for the division working with divisional leadership and the SA Finance team to assure the integrity of the fund management structure.
  • Responsible for representing financial and strategic interests of the Division in working with campus and UCOP partners; responsible for analyzing the Division's strategic and financial interests and modifying or opposing initiatives that would damage them, and for improving the political or financial viability of plans or initiatives which might otherwise improve the Division's position; develop complex analyses (financial, strategic or operational) in support or opposition of these initiatives, or be involved in packaging and positioning the case for or against the project or initiative, and advocating with key constituents.
  • Manages the Finance Department through subordinate managers who exercise full supervision in terms of costs, methods, and employee. Regularly interacts with the Vice Chancellor and the Divisional leadership team on matters concerning the full spectrum of operational activities in the Division which includes housing and dining operations, the ASUC Student Union and University Health Services.

Required Qualifications
  • Has expert knowledge of all financial policies, practices and systems, including fund accounting, external financing, cash flow operations, long-range fee planning, business operations, human resource planning and strategic planning methods and techniques.
  • Must have the ability to develop and/or distill complex financial, operational or strategic analyses into easily understandable products and actionable recommendations.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Position requires exceptional political sensitivity and interpersonal skills and ability to enable the incumbent to work effectively across and outside the organization at all levels in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong leadership skills, supervisory experience, and ability to work with a team and develop consensus in sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Ability to inspire, organize and direct the activities of subordinate managers, professionals and peers within the organization.
  • Client services oriented, has good listening, critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work with diverse community, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Significant number of years of progressively responsible experience in a senior finance position.
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training; MBA preferred.

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Position is open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by July 15, 2019.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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