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Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Position Number: 4004020
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Vice President of Finance and Government Relations

Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or

Job Description

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Finance and Government Relations (VPFG) is the Chief Financial Officer for the college and is a member of the President's executive leadership team. The Vice President provides leadership for, and is responsible for, the development and administration of the day-to-day operating budget, biennium, and annual budgets planning; fiscal analysis; financial reporting; short/long-range forecasting; grants and contracts budget administration; purchasing and audit reviews; and assisting the President in capital planning budget advocacy and development. Working in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Student Services, and Capital Planning/Facilities to promote and fulfill Truckee Meadows Community College's Mission and Core Values, the VPFG is the lead coordinator for government relations at the local, state, and national level. The VPFG works closely and in partnership with NSHE system office executives and staff on annual budgeting/planning and legislative budget advocacy for Truckee Meadows Community College. The position leads two direct reports and a total team of 22 budget and finance staff.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor's Degree and nine (9) years OR Master's Degree and seven (7) years of combined experience in the following: budget and fiscal management, legislative advocacy, grants and contracts, management roles at the level of Dean, Director, or higher. Degrees in a variety of fields will be considered, including but not limited to the following examples: Business Administration, Finance, Education Leadership, and Political Science, and/or fields with strong connections to grants and budget management.

2. Demonstrated experience managing budgets of significant size and complexity.

Desired Credentials and Experiences

1. Seven (7) years serving at the executive management level (vice president/dean/director) in public higher education.
2. Five (5) years serving as a Chief Financial Officer or similar role.
3. Broad knowledge of current fiscal practices including technology trends.
4. Evidence of effective working relationships with state and federal legislators.
5. Demonstrated strong competence in written communications, problem-solving, and human relations skills.
6. Evidence of establishing successful, long-term partnerships with a variety of partners and constituents, in order to navigate important collaborations despite varying priorities.
7. Demonstrated understanding of a comprehensive community college.

Position Responsibilities

1. Provides vision, leadership, planning, and coordination to the following areas:
  • Budget and Planning Office - plans, develops, manages, and provides reporting of the college's budgetary and financial resources and contracts.
  • Accounting Services - oversees the student account services; records, reports and reconciles accounts and activities in preparation of the college's financial statements; and maintains appropriate internal control procedures for financial activities.
  • Legislative Coordination and Outreach - works closely with the Associate VP of Research, Marketing, Web Services and IT, the TMCC President, the NSHE lobby team, and possible contracted lobby firms to advocate for TMCC's budget interests and needs. Assist with direct communication to legislators with the goal of improving and increasing advocacy efforts on behalf of TMCC students, employees, and economic development partners.
  • Represent the college as the designated Chief Business Officer and work collaboratively while advocating for TMCC's particular interests.

2. Develops, directs, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the programs, personnel, operations, and activities of all areas of responsibility to ensure their compliance with TMCC policies, NSHE policies, State and Federal regulation related to financial and administrative services.
3. Coordinates the recruitment, selection, and orientation of professional personnel and classified staff ensuring equal opportunity employment, diversity, and recommends appointment of new personnel and staff.
4. Participates with the president and the president's leadership team and cabinet in long-range planning for programs, services, and facilities, and coordinate financial planning and institutional planning activities.
5. Assumes other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the TMCC President.
6. Communicates and interacts effectively with students, staff, and the community in public, in person, by telephone, and in writing.
7. Works in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, staff, and students in the best interest of the college and the people it serves.
8. Demonstrates understanding and acceptance of the role to be played as a partner in an educational enterprise serving the best interests of the students.
9. Performs assigned duties in a manner consistent with the standards, mission, and goals of Truckee Meadows Community College.
10. Maintains sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds at a community college.

Culture: Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.

Overall 80% of the position provides executive-level management and shared governance leadership for all administrative and business functions; serves as the chief business officer on strategic matters related to financial planning and business and administrative services; develops budgets and long-range financial plans, preparing budget projections and models, and developing a long-range financial strategy; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Approximately 20% of the position provides legislative coordination and outreach aligning with the chief financial officer duties and responsibilities.

Leadership Qualities of the Ideal Candidate

  • Collaborative
  • Transformational leader
  • Highly communicative
  • Team player
  • Values honesty and integrity
  • Decisive
  • Data informed
  • Inclusive
  • Visionary with implementation success
  • Inspiring and motivating
  • Hard worker

  • Entrepreneurial within the methodology of a higher education environment
  • Empowering
  • Active listener
  • Servant leader
  • Sense of humor
  • Able to display empathy
  • Willing to challenge the status quo in pursuit of innovation
  • Experience enhancing a culture of trust

    How to Apply

    The soft application deadline is March 29, 2023. While the position is open until filled, materials received after this date are not guaranteed full consideration and will be reviewed at the sole discretion of the search committee.

    Application materials include:
  • A letter of interest that aligns experience and skills with the position requirements (not to exceed 5 pages)
  • A resume (chronological preferred)
  • Contact information including email and direct telephone number for a range of at least 6 professional references

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    Search Consultant:
    Sheila Lehker, President
    Cizek Associates, Inc.

    Salary and Benefits Information

    Salary: $140,613-$175,766 Initial salary placement will be dependent on education level and years of experience.

    Perks of Working at TMCC
    • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
    • 15.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, a beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holiday
    • Life insurance, long-term disability, generous annual and sick leave - NSHE Benefits
    • Sports and Fitness Center with annual or monthly membership options for employee and spouse/domestic partner.
    • ComPsych supports employees through life's difficult moments.
    • Professional Grant-in-Aid: TMCC 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.
    • Free parking on all TMCC campus locations.
    • No State income tax
    • All full-time faculty and staff are provided with a variety of discounts and employee purchase programs.


    Full-Time Equivalent

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    Note to Applicant

    Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

    This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

    All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

    Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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    Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCCs five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

    A vital leader in the New Nevadas growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to or view our virtual tour at

    The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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