Vice President of Finance and Operations (CFO) & Treasurer

Liberty, Missouri
Aug 14, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About William Jewell College
Located in Liberty, Missouri, William Jewell College sits at the edge of urban and rural landscapes. In one direction are rolling hills and Midwestern countryside and in another direction sits the Kansas City skyline. William Jewell, the Critical Thinking College®, is a four-year, HLC-accredited, private college with a long history of cultivating thought leaders and innovators who have pursued meaningful lives throughout the world. Jewell has been called “the campus of achievement” in recognition of student’s prestigious scholarships and fellowships, placement in the country’s finest graduate schools, and contributions to their professions and communities.

William Jewell College is consistently ranked for value and academics by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Monthly, Money, U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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Leadership Role

William Jewell College seeks an experienced, strategic leader to join our leadership team as Vice President for Finance and Operations/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is an opportunity to have impact on the future of the Kansas City Region by advancing the College’s Mission with the aim of strengthening the College’s financial profile and leading the College in adopting strategic growth opportunities.

Serving as the Treasurer for the College per its Bylaws—and thus as an Officer of the College—the CFO directs the organization’s financial planning, accounting practices, and its relationship with lending institutions, donors, and the financial community. The position provides strategic support to Trustees, the President, and the Cabinet as the College continues to strengthen its financial profile and market presence. The CFO also provides direction, coordination, evaluation, and leadership for all administrative and ancillary functions of the College. The position also works closely with key constituents to create and enact strategies designed to ensure William Jewell’s long-range sustainability. The CFO reports directly to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet.

Education and Experience:

• Master’s degree or progress toward a Master’s degree required. CMA or CPA certificate strongly preferred.
• Five or more years of progressively responsible senior-level experience in most or all of the reporting areas required.
• Knowledge of the higher education landscape preferred.

Additional information
This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period, 10 days of vacation per year, 12 sick days and a minimum of 14 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: long-term care insurance.

Application Procedure
Candidates must submit the following documents via email to [email protected]:

• Letter of application
• Resume
• William Jewell College application
• Salary Requirements

The application can also be found on our website at

Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 415-6904

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.

All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.