Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

University of Alaska

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

University of Alaska System

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast invites applications for an Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) in Juneau. The CFAO is a senior-level administrator for the School of Arts & Sciences, responsible for fiscal and operational management in support of the faculty, staff, and leadership of A&S.

UAS School of Arts & Sciences programs take full advantage of the majesty of beautiful Southeast Alaska, which includes the famed Inside Passage—a majestic array of islands, channels, and fjords abutting coastal mountains, icefields, and glaciers. Our students have opportunities for field study and research in the Tongass National Forest, in intertidal marine environments, and on nearby icefields. Our Juneau Campus is located in Alaska's capital city, which provides opportunities for student internships in Alaska's legislature.

The Chief Financial & Administrative Officer will help to foster an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are vital to present and future success. The University's excellence in teaching, research, and service is best realized by faculty, students, and staff who share a commitment to these values and advance the University's DEICS (diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural safety) mission. We encourage applicants to to learn more about the A&S focus on excellence, access, service, and engagement.

We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


• Advance knowledge of accounting theory and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Fiscal financial or budget analysis skills that include knowledge/use of spreadsheet, database, and query development tools.
• Knowledge of UA fiscal rules and regulations is preferred.
• Familiarity with grants and restricted funds management.
• Strong project management skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Experience with process improvement techniques and demonstrated effectiveness in managing in a culture of change and/or transition.
• The person in this position must exercise good judgment in financial decision making and ability to seek direction.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field is required.
• Master's degree in business administration, public administration, or management related field is preferred.
• Five years of progressively responsible fiscal experience in, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
• Previous experience in higher education is preferred.
• Experience successfully working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska campus in Juneau. This position's classification is, and is a, full-time, exempt, 12-month position complete with a UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek, HR Coordinator, at

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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Juneau, AK

15 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-05-03