Vice President for Finance and Administration
Defiance College (Defiance, Ohio) a private, independent college invites applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). Defiance College seeks a leader who is energetic, strategic, entrepreneurial and collaborative; the successful applicant will contribute to President Richanne Mankey’s vision as outlined in the strategic plan to grow Defiance College to 1,000 students by 2025. The VPFA is responsible for leading and managing the College’s finances and operations, as well as overseeing business and service functions in Information Technology, Facilities and Housekeeping. This professional works closely with the Board of Trustees as the administrative liaison for the finance, retirement and audit committees.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of progressive experience in leadership, as well as management of people, knowledge of budgeting processes, financial accounting, endowment management, risk management, contract management, legal complaints, and debt and investment management. This position requires a master’s degree with a CPA certification with at least 10 years of progressive leadership and management experience in finance. Higher education or non-profit experience preferred.
Defiance College provides fulfilling and remarkable learning encounters connecting the classroom to the real world. As a United Church of Christ-related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Defiance is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs of study with graduate degrees in education and business. Building on a strong foundation of more than 150 years of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers.
Applications should include a letter of interest that addresses the above criteria, resume, and the name and contact information for at least four references. Applications will be treated confidentially and should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF to: Dr. Agnes I. Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the VPFA Search Committee at [email protected]. Review of applications begins January 14, 2019. The appointment for the new Vice President is spring 2019.
Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.