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LIM College’s faculty and staff are an essential part in providing quality education centered around the business of fashion. We strive to provide employees with a friendly and comfortable working environment with opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

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We’re dedicated to helping students reach their educational and professional goals through experiential learning that extends beyond the classroom. Our industry-connected and academically trained faculty are an integral part of providing a quality education centered around the business of fashion.

BENEFITS

LIM College established benefit programs designed to help you and your family throughout life experiences. The employment benefit programs and terms and conditions of your participation are subject to change at any time.

  • Hospitalization, Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • School and Holiday Closings
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • Health Club Membership
  • TransitChek from TransitCenter©

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Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting

LIM, a private college located in the heart of New York City, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting (AVP). LIM has an enrollment of 1781 students and a budget of $52 million. LIM is a college on the move which has experienced significant enrollment growth over the last 15 years along with the addition of several new academic programs especially at the master’s level including on-line programs and additional facilities in NYC.

This position will report to the Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Treasurer (EVP), Michael T. Donohue. This is a new position for the College. The EVP has been at LIM for 18 years and this position has become necessary because of the College’s growth. Reporting directly to the AVP are the Accounting Manager, the Senior Director of Student Financial Services and the Director of Business Operations.

Under the general direction of the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Assistant Vice President is responsible for ensuring the accurate internal and external recording and reporting of financial transactions. The position will direct, coordinate, maintain, and control the College’s accounting system to ensure that it properly reflects the financial position of the College. Working with the Accounting Manager, the AVP will oversee the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, fixed asset management, etc. The AVP will ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory, and College procedures and will serve as a resource in all aspects of accounting.

This position will be responsible for the successful operation of the Student Financial Services Department which includes the functions of financial aid, and bursar. The AVP will monitor department policies and procedures and recommend improvements to them. This position will consult with the Senior Management team and participate in establishing and implementing major goals and objectives for the College. The AVP will be responsible for assigning, directing and appraising all of his/her direct reports.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Provide Exceptional Customer Service to the Campus

Provide Leadership to and Supervision to Staff

Be a Thought Partner on the New Strategic Plan

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business management or related field is required and a CPA license is highly desirable. At least ten years of progressively increasing experience in financial management, some of which must be in higher education, as well as experience dealing with financial aid funds (Title IV) are required. Experience in for-profit higher education or other for-profit industries a plus. The new AVP must be a collaborative team player with excellent management and communications skills. The AVP should be customer focused and have impeccable integrity. The AVP should enjoy working with faculty and students and be interested in the development of his/her staff.

Additional information about LIM can be found at www.limcollege.edu and the position profile can be found at http://lapovsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/LIM-profile-3.pdf

APPLICATIONS, INQUIRIES AND NOMINATIONS

A cover letter and resume should be uploaded to: http://lapovsky.hiringthing.com. Nominations, confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Lucie Lapovsky at lim@lapovsky.com or 917-690-1958. Review of applications will begin immediately and candidate material received by December 15th will be assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until an appointment is announced. LIM College is being assisted by Lapovsky Consulting in this search.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, marital status, genetic information or an individual's membership in any other class or category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

DIRECTOR OF RETENTION AND STUDENT SUCCESS

LIM College, in partnership with the national search firm of Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Retention and Student Success. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Treasurer, the Director is responsible for partnering with all offices on campus in order to successfully develop, implement execute and assess a comprehensive and coordinated student retention program. The Director administers the operational, financial, and personnel functions to accomplish the College's retention goals and objectives, provides leadership in retention of students while using data to make evidence - based decisions, and develops and directs fiscal and resource strategies, plans and policies.

The College and Midtown Manhattan: LIM College was founded in 1939 and officially became co-ed in 1971. LIM educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries, within a close-knit learning environment that encourages students to develop strong connections with their professors. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation’s fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.

Midtown Manhattan is the central portion of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Midtown is home to some of the city's most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as Rockefeller Center, the Broadway theater district, and Times Square. The majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, are in Midtown. The area hosts commuters and residents working in the area’s numerous offices, hotels, and retail establishments. Midtown Manhattan is the country's largest commercial, entertainment, and media center, and also a growing financial center.

The Position: The Director’s position will require both broad oversight as well as a hands-on management style, including a working knowledge of current best-practices in student retention and data-driven retention forecasting. The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Analyzes data relevant to student needs, retention, attrition, student success, persistence and graduation rates and educates the College community on findings.
  • Evaluates administrative policies, procedures, rules, regulations and communication for their implication and possible impact on student retention.
  • Coordinates College-wide efforts to promote student success, persistence and graduation, demonstrated through meeting retention and graduation goals.
  • Designs training programs for campus constituencies in support of retention and student success goals.
  • Tracks student progress, trends in student services, evaluation activities, services and programs to ensure activities are current and relevant and meet student needs.
  • Leads a collegial effort to regularly bring together departments that work with students (Student Financial Services, Housing and Residence Life, Registrar and Student Life) to identify and track students at risk of attrition and develops interventions.
  • Collaborates closely with faculty and staff to identify and assess retention - related issues and develop effective strategic retention plan to enhance student success.
  • Ensures that faculty and staff are actively participating in instructional, student development, enrollment and outreach programs that promote student access and retention.
  • Explores ways in which retention practices and programs can be “built into” the institutional budget and organizational structure of the College.
  • Works closely with academic advisors, faculty and others to closely monitor performance of at-risk students.
  • Administers periodic workshops for the College and intermittently communicates retention information to the College community.
  • Leads in reconnecting with withdrawn students who are eligible to return to the College and possibly re-recruiting them.

Qualifications: The person selected should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • General knowledge of various student retention models and the means by which to assess those models
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a combination of student affairs-related areas in a higher education environment
  • Analytical ability and excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with faculty, students and administrators across the entire College community

Application and Nomination Process: The College has partnered with Scott Healy & Associates in managing and overseeing the entire search process. All applications and nominations must be sent electronically to:

Scott Healy & Associates
Attn: Mr. Jamie Marcus, Associate Vice President
jamiemarcus@scotthealy.com

Scott Healy and Associates

Applicants must apply electronically by submitting a Cover Letter outlining their experiences and success in all areas indicated in The Position, a complete and up-to-date Resume, and the names of five professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address, and direct telephone number.

The search process is confidential and no references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate. Applications submitted by November 16, 2018, will be given priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, marital status, genetic information or an individual's membership in any other class or category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.