Chief Business Officer

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 by University of Maine System

Maine, ME
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Chief Business Officer located on the Augusta campus of the University of Maine, expected start date February 1, 2019.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Chief Business Officer (CBO) of a campus serves on the president's cabinet as the chief financial and business advisor to the president and the campus leadership team and is the campus' primary liaison to the functionally aligned services.

Essential Duties:
  1. Serves as the chief fiscal and business officer of the campus including development of the annual campus budget request with the president and the leadership team in support of the campus mission and strategic priorities;
  2. Oversees the management of the annual campus budget as approved by the Board of Trustees (as well as other all other campus funds) and advises the president and the leadership team on innovative and practical approaches to meeting the campus' fiscal needs;
  3. Responsible for the overall financial management of the campus including the commitment of campus resources for grants and contracts;
  4. Serves as a liaison to functionally aligned services managed at the system level to ensure campus' needs are met and to support the campus mission and strategic priorities;
  5. Participates in long-range planning and goal setting for the campus and provides analytical support and reports for routine and complex projects;
  6. Actively participates in the development of policies and procedures at the system and campus level; and
  7. Oversees the administrative functional units managed at the campus level, including responsibility for financial reporting, cashier functions and student customer service, day-to-day (hands on) functions for maintenance and operation of plant, campus-managed auxiliary services, and other duties as assigned by the president and the CFO.
About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state's largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation. Two-thirds of its alumni-approximately 120,000 people-live in Maine. The University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities-some with multiple campuses-located across the state, as well as a law school, an additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine System Chancellor's office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from campuses across the state.

University of Maine at Augusta
Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third largest public university in Maine with a statewide student population of more than 4,000. In addition to its main campus in the state's capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through University College centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college while maintaining busy lifestyles.


  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate field such as finance, accounting, business management, or public administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years experience managing in a complex organization.
  • Commitment to public higher education dedicated to teaching, research, public service and student development.
  • Masters degree in an appropriate field such as MBA, MPA, finance or accounting.
  • Experience in higher education or public sector organizations preferred.
Other Information:
Competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Generous benefits package including a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration materials must be submitted by December 28, 2018. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which includes contact information for 3 references); upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

Reference: 599196354

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