North Lake College Vice President of Business Services

North Lake College seeks applications for the position of Vice President of Business Services (VPBS). Reporting to the President, the VPBS is responsible for the organization and administration of the fiscal and business affairs of the college.

Additionally, the VPBS is responsible for the administration of the non-instructional support services of the college including, Facilities Services, IT support, Accounting/Cashier’s Office, and Auxiliary Services

North Lake College is a two-year public community college located in Irving, Texas, serving Irving, Coppell, and northwestern Dallas County. North Lake College opened in 1977, becoming the sixth of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). The DCCCD consists of seven separately accredited colleges led by a Chancellor who reports to an elected Board of Trustees. College operations are supported by centralized District offices. As part of the DCCCD education network, North Lake College works in collaboration with its six sister colleges and the District offices.

The college’s Central campus sits on 276 acres in the Las Colinas area of Irving. Notable Facilities include a 380-seat performance hall, a 59,000 sq. ft. library, 2,000 seat gymnasium, Olympic-size covered natatorium, lake-view walking/ jogging trail, an Outdoor Education Center shared with Irving Independent School District, and on-site DART Orange Line light rail station.

In addition, North Lake operates three community campuses: North Campus in Coppell, South Campus in South Irving, and West Campus adjacent to DFW Airport. Courses are offered at area high schools for dual credit, and implementation is underway for four Early College and P-Tech High Schools.


Irving, Texas, is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth close to the DFW International Airport. The DFW Metroplex offers numerous options for dining, entertainment, arts and sporting events. The Las Colinas area of Irving is home to some of the most iconic corporations in the United States, as well as other national and international companies


North Lake’s student body is racially and ethnically diverse. Of the 11,539 credit students enrolled in fall 2018, 41% identified as Hispanic, 19% as Caucasian, 14% as Asian, and 18% as African American. Approximately 8% of the student body are international students. Approximately 4,000 additional students per year take non-credit courses. Approximately 80% of our students attend college part-time. While many students pursue Career and Technical programs, approximately 75% declare their goals as transfer to a university.

Student Life

Students at North Lake enjoy a vibrant student life environment with 24 student clubs, numerous honor societies including an award-winning Phi Theta Kappa chapter, and special events and celebrations throughout the year. Athletic programs include: men’s basketball and baseball; and women’s soccer and volleyball. The student newspaper and literary magazine are consistent award-winners.

Instructional Programs

The college offers technical and academic courses at the freshman and sophomore level and is authorized to grant the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and the Associate of Applied Science degrees. Instruction is offered in class, online, and in hybrid combinations of in-class and online.

The college’s signature programs include construction management and technology, logistics, the sciences, information technology, and video technology

Major Initiatives

  • A new 96,000 square foot Construction Technology facility is being designed in partnership with industry leaders on the North Campus.
  • $1.1 billion General Obligation Bond Special Election on May 4, 2019, authorized by DCCCD Board of Trustees

Special Areas of Focus

  • Achieving the Dream Leader College
  • Guided Pathways to Success
  • State of Texas Strategic Plan 60x30TX
  • Dallas Promise
  • Early College High Schools
  • Pathways in Technology (P-Tech) Early College High Schools
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Sustainability and Global Citizenship

Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values

An obligation to uphold the Vision, Mission and Values of the college in carrying out duties is inherent in this position. A commitment to sustaining a student-centric approach to the student experience, professional interpersonal behavior, strong oral and written communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to students, employees, and the community is essential.


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Perseverance

Responsible for the organization and administration of the fiscal and Timeline and business affairs of the college. Additionally responsible for the administration of the non-instructional support services of the college, including Auxiliary Services.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Master's degree or higher in related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience to include fund accounting and high level supervisory/ management/budgeting experience.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of computerized business/ accounting/budget applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • The ability to model high-quality customer service.
  • The ability to lead collaboration across the college, and the DCCCD network.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the financial planning of the college.
  • Projects income and expenditures, analyzes and coordinates budget development within the college budget allocation.
  • Monitors and controls expenditures within guidelines established by DCCCD policies and limitations of budget allocations.
  • Responsible for fiscal accountability for the college, including final responsibility for all financial transactions, recordkeeping, report preparation, inventory control, financial and personnel/ payroll document control.
  • Develops, negotiates, and maintains contractual agreements on behalf of the college.
  • Hires, trains and supervises the personnel responsible for directing Facilities Services, IT support, Accounting/Cashier’s Office, college safety and security, mail/copy/print shop services.
  • Provides guidance to lease operations in the areas of food service, vending, and the college store. Interprets and ensures compliance with college/DCCCD policy and procedures and state and federal laws as they apply to the business office and personnel/payroll functions.
  • Supervisory liaison to police force assigned to college.
  • Responsible for sustainability efforts and environmental health and safety programs on campus.
  • Serves on the college Executive Team reporting to the President.
  • Participates as a member of the Vice President of Business Services Council for the DCCCD.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

North Lake College of the Dallas County Community College District has retained the executive search services of Gold Hill Associates to assist in the recruitment and evaluation of potential candidates for the North Lake College Vice President of Business Services position.

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Friday, May 31, 2019.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, submit the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Current resume.
  3. A cover letter that succinctly addresses the position profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve
    the needs of North Lake College (not to exceed two pages). Cite examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise.
  4. Unofficial college transcripts required with application.

For confidential inquiries, contact:
Gold Hill Associates, Dennis Michaelis,, Phone: 254-297-9896


NLC Quick Facts

Annual Operating Budget: $45.5 million

Fall 2018 Enrollment

FTE: 6,772

Headcount: 11,539

Average Age: 25

Part-Time: 79%

Full-Time: 21%

Hispanic: 41%

White (not Hispanic): 19%

African American: 18%

Asian: 16%

Asian: 5.7%

Credit Hours: 81,261

Contact Hours: 1,578,658


Faculty Full-Time: 114

Faculty Part-Time: 295

Faculty Full-Time: 251

Faculty Part-Time: 218

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