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Vice President of Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer

Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, Illinois

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Vice President of Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer


Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown, Aurora Fox Valley, and Plano, Illinois

The Waubonsee Community College President and Search Committee invite applications and nominations for the Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Waubonsee Community College is a vibrant two-year college that provides exceptional learning through accessible, equitable, and innovative education. The college is committed to enriching the lives of students, employees, and community by working together to create opportunities to discover new passions, share knowledge, and embrace diversity.

Waubonsee draws its students from a diverse community of learners that includes more than 425,000 residents across 624 square miles in Chicago’s western suburbs. Minority students make up more than 40% of the college’s student body, and the college is proud of its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Credit and noncredit educational offerings are delivered online and in person across a four-campus network. The main Sugar Grove Campus is situated on 243 wooded acres, while the Aurora Downtown Campus is in the heart of Illinois’ second largest city. The Aurora Fox Valley and Plano Campus are more highly specialized, with the former devoted to health care programs and the latter serving as the college’s Innovation and Design Center.

The CFO will be a fiscally responsible, strategic, visionary leader who embraces the college’s student-centered culture and commitment to student success. This position reports directly to the President and has key responsibility for financial services (including serving as treasurer to the Board of Trustees), campus safety and operations, information technology, legal and compliance, risk management, and college and community engagement.

The most competitive candidates will have a strong background in finance and a working knowledge of the key areas that report to the CFO. The CFO will communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to align resources with strategic priorities, develop an Information Technology Master Plan, update the Facilities Master Plan, and focus on risk management.

A master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field is required. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in finance and administration is required, with 10 years of experience preferred. Higher education experience is preferred. A Certified Public Accountant designation and financial experience in a non-profit or public institution are preferred. Experience in information technology, auxiliary services, campus operations and/or safety is desired.

A complete Search Profile with additional information about the college and the responsibilities of the position can be found here.

Nominations and Applications

The application deadline for best consideration is February 16, 2024. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A detailed letter of interest that should be addressed to the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategy Search Committee and focus on key elements of the profile
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate)

All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this link.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to

Nominations and confidential inquiries should be directed to:

Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant / (937) 470-9068

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Senior Executive Search Consultant / (712) 299-2544

Waubonsee does not discriminate on the basis of any individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, marital status, order of protection status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs or activities.



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