Associate Chancellor / Vice Provost for Finance, Budget and Capital Resources

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a preeminent public research university and the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks an Associate Chancellor/Vice Provost for Finance, Budget and Capital Resources who will embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with expanding excellence at a premier land grant institution.

Founded in 1867 as one of the nation’s original public land-grant institutions of higher education, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers transformative undergraduate and graduate education, conducts ground-breaking research, engages in significant extension and public outreach activities, provides unique continuing education and online learning opportunities, and promotes a diverse learning environment that welcomes, cultivates and respects the contributions of all. As a major national research university and member of the Association of American Universities with a strong foundation in both STEM and the liberal arts, the university is known nationally and internationally for excellence in education, passion for discovery and a tradition of public service. The university offers a collegial intellectual community that draws students and scholars from around the world. Research is a key economic driver in the state, and the university has numerous close collaborations with major industries across Illinois. The university uses a modified activity-based model for allocating resources, and the FY24 operating budget is nearly $3.36 billion. In FY23, the cumulative grant spending from the university’s researchers totaled $725 million.

The campus community includes approximately 35,000 undergraduate students; 21,000 graduate and professional students; 3,250 tenure system and specialized faculty members; 3,900 academic professionals; and 4,300 civil service staff members. The campus is home to 16 colleges and schools that address a variety of disciplines and fields including: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; College of Applied Health Sciences; Gies College of Business; College of Education; The Grainger College of Engineering; College of Fine and Applied Arts; Graduate College; School of Information Sciences; School of Labor and Employment Relations; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Media; Carle Illinois College of Medicine; School of Social Work; the University Library; and the College of Veterinary Medicine. With over 500,000 alumni from around the world, Illinois fully embraces its global presence while remaining committed to its land-grant heritage.

The Associate Chancellor/Vice Provost for Finance, Budget and Capital Resources provides strategic budget planning and allocation advice to the chancellor and provost; guidance and leadership to campus in areas related to budget, finance, planning and resource allocation; leadership and management of the campus budget office; and serves as the campus’s chief financial officer and a member of the chancellor’s and provost’s leadership teams. The campus budget and finance office is a unit of the Office of the Provost.

The Associate Chancellor/Vice Provost for Finance, Budget and Capital Resources will have a bachelor’s degree and 10 or more years of progressively responsible fiscal management experience, including leading an organization in the development and implementation of its financial strategies and overseeing an organization’s fiscal administration and budget; the demonstrated ability to formulate and implement financial strategies to meet institutional priorities; experience working within electronic financial systems; exceptional interpersonal skills; a record of successful supervision; excellent verbal, written, organization and critical thinking skills; demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; experience in a large and complex organization; and commitment to the mission and vision of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will be a solutions-oriented leader, comfortable with leveraging the tools available, and interested in exploring opportunities for additional resources and support to gain efficiencies across the university.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has partnered with Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via electronic mail to:

Rebecca Kennedy, Partner (she/her)
Becky Piper, Managing Associate (she/her)
Iliana Gonzalez, Senior Associate (she/her)
Elizabeth Arvanitis, Search Coordinator (she/her)

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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