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Vice President of Business and Finance-Brite Divinity School

Brite Divinity School

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Vice President of Business and Finance-Brite Divinity School

  • 499396
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 11 2024 at 09:00 CDT
  • Brite Divinity School

Job Summary:

A world transformed by God’s love, mercy, and justice. Brite Divinity School, affiliated with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for Vice President of Business and Finance. Related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Brite Divinity School maintains an ecumenical spirit as reflected in its curriculum and in the denominational and religious diversity of its students, faculty and staff. Brite welcomes persons of different races and ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, and regional and national origin. Its formal relationship with a major university and its location in one of the fastest-growing, dynamic, and exciting metropolitan areas further enriches the character of this graduate theological institution. Brite has an endowment in excess of $85 million and an operating budget of over $9 million. The Vice President reports to the President.

A resume and letter of interest addressed to Stephen Cady, President, Brite Divinity School, should be attached at the end of the application in a MSWord document.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Ensures the finances of the Brite Divinity School are sound, and the internal controls and reporting tools enable successful management and stewardship of the resources. Serves as the senior advisor to the President on all fiscal and administrative matters.
2. Prepares and oversees the operating budget, monitors cash flow and expenditure plans, fund management, and contract management on a multi-year basis. Directs the preparation of Brite’s annual and long-range operating budgets.
3. Develops principles and strategies for resource allocation within Brite Divinity School. Secures new revenue sources that allow for continued growth of the School. Collaborates with colleagues, especially Advancement, to secure new revenue sources that allow for continued growth of the School.
4. Collaborates with the Vice President for Advancement and other colleagues to steward philanthropic resources, ensuring appropriate and timely tracking, investment, allocation, expenditure, and reporting.
5. Implements practices and develops infrastructure resources that promote and enhance the financial and business operations of Brite and its departments.
6. Advises key employees, within the various areas of the School, on operations and programs of an administrative nature.
7. Assists in developing responses to and assuring compliance with external and internal audits, and monitors expenditures in accordance with Brite fiscal policy.
8. Acts as a representative of the President in interactions with partners to build relationships and develop new programs/initiatives.
9. Implements initiatives to transform and promote a culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Empowers executives and directors to understand and manage departmental budgets.
10. Supports effective business affairs interactions between the various Brite departments and external partners.
11. Provides direct supervision of the Senior Accountant and the Director of Brite Housing.
12. Serves as a member of Executive Management Team.
13. Acts as a liaison to Board of Trustees on financial, investment, audit and facilities management issues. Serves ex officio to the related Trustee committees. Interacts and collaborates with relevant TCU departments and officers on matters of finance.
14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Master's degree in business, finance or a related field OR equivalent work experience.
• 5 years upper level management experience.
• In-depth working knowledge and experience in financial issues unique to non-profits (including such areas as accounting standards; endowment investment management; and IRS regulations and reporting).
• Sympathy for and accordance with the mission and work of a divinity school.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• CPA License

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Strong working knowledge of financial technologies and internal controls.
• Interpersonal skills for developing and sustaining productive working relationships with diverse constituencies.
• Excellent strategic thinking and conceptual skills.
• Proven abilities in financial reporting and communications.
• Ability to convey complex financial information in lay terms.
• Appreciation of shared governance.
• Respect for Brite’s core values of scholarship that engages churches, the academy, and public life; justice that enhances diversity, flourishing and wholeness; and practice that enlivens intellectual, spiritual and professional growth.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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