Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

The Opportunity

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), internationally renowned for its innovative academic programs in a range of disciplines, groundbreaking research and scholarship, and leading-edge patient care, seeks its next Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration. Driven by an intensely collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is the economic engine of the region with a statewide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion annually. UAB is Alabama’s largest single employer with more than 23,000 employees (including nearly 3,000 faculty members) and supports more than 64,000 jobs state-wide—one of every 31 Alabama jobs. As a leading academic medical center, UAB also translates its research into the highest quality medical care for the state and region, treating more than 1.6 million patients annually, including $62 million in charity care. UAB’s robust research enterprise had a record $602 million in research funding awards in fiscal year 2019, which ranked #8, in NIH-funding, amongst public institutions.

Reporting to the President, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (“SVP”) will be responsible for overseeing all administrative responsibilities for the University’s financial and administrative functions. The SVP will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet for all major decisions affecting the University as well as provide information and counsel to the President and other executive officers on fiscal and administrative matters related to University-wide planning, policies, and procedures.  The SVP will represent the University in interaction with internal operating units, as well as outside civic, regulatory, and accrediting agencies.  The SVP will also serve as chief business and finance spokesperson to other University personnel, Board of Trustees, local government and community, state agencies and other educational and non-educational institutions.  While ensuring University policies are uniformly disseminated and properly interpreted and administered, the SVP will also develop, secure approval of, and establish operating policies consistent with President’s broad policies and objectives, and ensures execution of same.  The SVP has responsibility for the long and short-term planning and execution of UAB’s master plan, real estate and business development planning and large-scale capital construction program.  The SVP will have direct supervision of the finance office, facilities, HR, business services, emergency management, and compliance. 

UAB has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry.  Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

Beau Lambert, Senior Client Partner

Ken Kring, Senior Client Partner

Vickie Antolini, Senior Associate

Katie Gleber, Associate

UAB specific email:

University of Alabama at Birmingham does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and Institute policies. University of Alabama at Birmingham also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.