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Assistant Chancellor for Finance/CFO

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Chancellor for Finance/CFO
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant Chancellor
POSTING DATE: June 7, 2024

Essential Job Functions

The Assistant Chancellor for Finance/CFO plays a vital role in advancing the financial health and sustainability of UW-Green Bay and supporting the mission of access, student success, and community engagement. This position will serve as a visionary leader with a deep understanding of finance, a commitment to UW-Green Bay's strategic priorities, and a dedication to fostering a culture of integrity, transparency, fiscal responsibility, and entrepreneurship. 

UW-Green Bay seeks a financial leader that can help us build on the positive momentum of the University.  With a strong CFI and steadily growing and diversified enrollment and revenue streams, the University is positioned well for the future.  The Assistant Chancellor will be integral in continuing the current trajectory of the University.   

Reporting directly to the Chancellor as a member of the University Cabinet, the Assistant Chancellor is responsible for leading all aspects of financial planning, analysis, reporting, and fiscal compliance. Areas of oversight include Budget, Controller's Office (Accounting, Procurement, and Student Billing), and the University Union. The Assistant Chancellor serves as the major fiscal steward of the University and ensures fiscal integrity of all University assets. Financial modeling and forecasting will be critical elements of the role, related to assessments of internal and external factors that impact revenues and expenses. 

The Assistant Chancellor will collaborate with the Chancellor and other leadership to direct and oversee financial activities and controls of the University. They will foster strategic thinking, creativity, and collaborative approaches to advance the financial health of the institution. The Assistant Chancellor will be steadfast in their understanding and advocacy for strong financial governance, be entrepreneurial, a clear communicator, and demonstrate exceptional financial, strategic, and interpersonal skills.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and implement comprehensive and forward-thinking financial strategies and policies aligned with the institution's mission and strategic priorities.
  • Oversee the annual budgeting process, financial forecasting, and long-term financial planning initiatives, championing forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into UW-Green Bay's operations and business plans.
  • Oversee the financial management and reporting of the institution and provide data-driven processes to support innovation, accountability, and strategic decision-making. 
  • Ensure overall financial compliance, audit, and risk management.
  • Provide executive-level leadership for oversight of departments, committees, and workgroups. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to support the planning, development, and administration of the University's long-range capital plan, recommending strategy and vision, and Phoenix Innovation Park.



  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field such as accounting, economics, or finance at time of application
  • Evidence of significant progressively responsible experience in financial administration
  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical, and financial modeling skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of predictive budget modeling and revenue forecasting methods
  • Demonstrated history of effective communications with internal and external stakeholders, including the ability to present complex financial information to various audiences in a manner easily understood by non-financial professionals
  • History of progressive supervisory experience, to include direct management over a team of financial professionals


  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of UW and/or State of Wisconsin financial rules and/or a background in accounting for large, complex organizations
  • Experience implementing new systems that streamline fiscal operations

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.  Occasional evening and and/or weekend work should be expected. 

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates will be asked to provide names, email contact information, and/or phone numbers for three (3) references, with at least one being from a manager or supervisor, during the interview process. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen:

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  • Select "Assistant Chancellor for Finance/CFO"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Eva Cruz Martinez
Phone: (920) 465-2207

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.