Vice President of Finance & Operations

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • Little Priest Tribal College
  • 601 E College Drive, Winnebago, NE 68071
  • Jul 29, 2020
Full time Accounting Education

Job Description



Opening Date: July 21, 2020                                                     Closing Date:  Until Filled                                  


Position: Vice President of Finance & Operations                       FLSA Status:  Salary, exempt


Department: Finance & Operations                                           Job Status:  Full-time


Reports To: President of LPTC                                                 Work Schedule:  Day hours, additional

Hours may be required on an as needed basis


Salary: $75,000 - $85,000; dependent on qualifications and experience


Organization and Location: The position is located at Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) in Winnebago, Nebraska, 68071.


Nature of Work:

The best candidates for this position will bring strategic, critical and creative thinking abilities to the financial and operational areas of Little Priest Tribal College. She/he will be skilled at diplomacy, collaboration and consultation, and have proven broad-based leadership and management skills. The best candidates will be motivated by the opportunity to have an impact and will have a history of making significant organizational improvements in their institutions.


We are looking for an individual performer who cares about the students and the Winnebago community, thinks outside the box for creativity to incorporate and the ability to resolve problems, embraces the idea of continuous improvement and thinks strategically for the benefit of the College and the Community. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Will advise the President of the College on all financial dealings
  • Manage the operations and daily activities of several departments including Business Office
  • Is responsible for completing all federal, state and tribal reports on time as needed
  • Work with the Director of Grants for drawdowns and compliance
  • Conduct meetings on a regular basis with direct reports
  • Will lead the formation of a possible LPTC Foundation
  • Attend all board meetings as needed
  • Work with the CFO of the Tribe on tribal appropriations etc.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned



  • A seasoned executive with an extensive financial and business background, including financial and investment management, general administration, facilities management, contract negotiations and administration, short/long term operational planning, and strategic planning. Strong knowledge of higher education is an important consideration.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, policies and processes; internal controls; and business ethics.
  • Knowledge of building construction; plant operations; utilities; and sustainability practices, including recycling, green building practices and energy conservation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, presentation and listening skills.
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills on different levels, including interaction with governing boards and committees.
  • A trusted decision-maker and strategic thinker with sound business, professional and ethical judgment.
  • Confidence, influence, humility, sense of humor, pragmatism and innovative thinking.



  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively to manage all business operations of the university.
  • Ability to foster an environment that promotes strong customer service, organizational growth, and the ability to mentor and develop others.
  • Proven record of achieving institutional cost savings in a decisive yet collaborative and professional manner.
  • An understanding of and respect for the mission of Little Priest Tribal College and a desire to contribute to the ongoing efforts to achieve its goals.
  • Ability to build strong and collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. An advanced degree, preferably an M.B.A. or a C.P.A., is preferred.
  • Experience working in a TCU is highly preferred.


To Apply:

Applicants can submit a cover letter, resume, college transcripts and a letter of reference to Human Resources Coordinator, P.O. Box 270, Winnebago, NE 68071 or email to


Applicants may also go to and complete the on-line application.

At LPTC, we are committed to hiring a workforce that is as diverse and inclusive as the people and communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are free of discrimination. Indian preference applies. All other applicants have equal opportunities of employment irrespective of their race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. LPTC will uphold these principles and ensure that this philosophy is administered appropriately. Arrangements for reasonable accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting the Human Resources office.