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Interim Vice President of Finance and Business
Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California
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Date Posted 09/13/2019
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Salary <p>$200,180.04 – $208,995 /Annually</p> -  
Employment Type Classified Administr
Application Deadline 09/27/2019

Job Number


Position Title

Interim Vice President of Finance and Business

Position Type

Classified Administrator

Number of Months Assignment


Starting Date

October 10, 2019

Salary Range

VP Salary Schedule


$200,180.04 – $208,995 /Annually




Main Campus


Finance and Business (Dept)

Open Date


Closing Date


Basic Function

Under executive direction of Superintendent/President, to plan organize, coordinate, direct and administer the College and District’s fiscal, Information Technology, and Business Services functions including accounting, investments, auditing, computer systems, warehousing, print shop, purchasing, switchboard, bookstore and food services; to provide expert advice and assistance to the Superintendent/President and cabinet; to include oversight of Facilities Services in conjunction with the Superintendent/President and to perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is a single position executive classification with overall accountability for the Fiscal, Financial and Business Services division of the College District, with overall accountability for fiscal and financial services of the District.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree with a major in Finance, Business Administration or a closely related area, and four years management level experience in Finance, including work with computer based accounting systems. Experience in an educational setting is highly desirable. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Other Requirement:
As an exempt employee, the incumbent may be asked to work variable schedules. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to travel for meetings and College functions. In accordance with Title V, must possess a master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.



Essential Duties

The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, administers and directs the work of the fiscal/business services and information technology division of the College, through subordinate managers.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the division; monitors developments related to division activities, evaluates their impact and implements policy and procedure improvements; serves as a member of the Superintendent/President’s Cabinet and participates in establishing and achieving institutional goals in accordance with the District’s educational master plan.
  • As Chief Financial Officer, responsible for preparation, coordination, presentation, development and management of the annual budget for the institution; and development of various funds including general fund, capital project fund, ASO, ASB, Financial Aid fund, Child Development fund; coordinates fiscal management of grants in conjunction with the Grant Development office.
  • Oversees all fiscal and financial areas including cashiers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, general liabilities, and investment management; provides recommendation on fiscal areas to the Superintendent/President regarding the Foundation; oversees fiscal matters related to construction, plant maintenance, improvement and state schedule maintenance and capital fund.
  • Responsible for investments, annual audit and ongoing internal auditing; monitors District financial status to ensure financial solvency; monitors District cash positions to maximize investment/interest income, selects and recommends investment funds, works with investment firms.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of annual, quarterly and other required reports to federal, state and local agencies; and of a variety of studies and reports related to current issues and long-range fiscal, Information Technology and Business Services needs, and oversees development of specific proposals to meet them; prepares and maintains written reports, records and correspondence.
  • Plans, oversees and manages general obligation bond proceeds and investments; audits bond.
  • Makes recommendations to Superintendent/ President on bond authorizations and bond sales.
  • Represents the District as the chief business officer for California Community Colleges.
  • Provides executive direction, through subordinate managers, of the College’s Information Technology and Business Services departments.
  • Plans, delegates and oversees execution of division programs and activities.
  • Directs the selection, management, and performance appraisal of division staff and provides for their training and development.
  • Coordinates the work of the division with other College divisions, programs, outside agencies, and other entities, and represents the College as liaison.
  • Serves on, chairs and otherwise may participates in a variety of internal and external committees including cabinet, Planning Fiscal Council, County Office of Education, civic and community organizations.
  • Ensures compliance of College fiscal, and division activities to applicable codes, regulations and guidelines.
  • Promotes equal opportunity, student and gender equity to effectively serve the District’s diverse community.
  • Principals and practices of facility management and maintenance, local and state laws and regulations.

Job Related and Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Administrative principles and methods including goal setting, program planning, implementation and evaluation, fiscal management, budget development and maintenance.
Principles and practices of management at the executive level including leadership, motivation, participative management, work planning, performance appraisal, discipline and related human resource practices.
Federal, state and other laws, codes and regulations affecting financial and business services operations of the College.
Principles and practices of finance, government accounting, budget management, investment, fixed asset accounting, and fiscal management of grants.
Computer applications related to finance and accounting.

Skill in:
Planning, organizing, assigning, coordinating, directing, reviewing and evaluating fiscal and business services programs and activities.
Selecting, training, motivating and appraising division staff, directly and through subordinate managers.
Developing, implementing and evaluating financials, budget, business services, Information technology goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, services and activities.
Analyzing complex management problems related to budget, finance, investment, Information technology and business services, evaluating alternatives, and formulating and implementing effective courses of action.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, including cabinet level administrators, outside entities, and individuals of diverse academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Representing the division or College effectively internally and externally.
Preparing clear, concise and effective reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

Working Conditions

Physical Characteristics
The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:
Vision to read printed material and computer screens; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; mobility and dexterity to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment and computers.

Position Description

Applications are currently being accepted for Interim Vice President of Finance and Business.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

  • Rio Hondo College online application
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.

Additional Information

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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