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Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hamline University
Saint Paul

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Hamline University
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hamline University (MN), a private comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). As the chief financial officer of Hamline University and as assistant to the treasurer of the Board of Trustees, the VPFA will assist in fulfilling Hamline's mission by leading all financial activities of the university and collaborating on a variety of campus-wide initiatives designed to further its success. The VPFA will take office in early Summer 2024, or soon thereafter.

Hamline enrolls almost 2,500 students in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the capital city of the state and part of the beautiful Twin Cities metropolitan area. The VPFA position is a direct report to Acting/Interim President Kathleen Murray and is a member of the University Leadership Team, with the responsibility of providing business and financial oversight of the university and also serving as a strategic advisor to the President and the Board of Trustees on all matters related to the business and financial affairs of Hamline University. The VPFA is responsible for the on-going business/budget/financial reporting and analysis needs of the university. The position has seven direct reports and is also responsible for the supervision and leadership of the following university offices and functions: finance office, student accounts, human resources, information technology services, facilities services, risk management, payroll, accounting, and financial analysis.

Hamline University seeks an outstanding and collaborative leader with a keen appreciation of the university's distinctive mission and a desire to create and maintain a quality teaching and learning environment. The VPFA has broad and strategic responsibilities and provides significant financial, administrative, and managerial support. The ideal candidate will have a holistic mindset and be deeply committed to Hamline University's mission, social justice, inclusivity, and equity.

Hamline University is being assisted in this search by Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Vice President and Senior Consultant and by Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant from Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to Although application materials will be accepted until a new VPFA is selected, candidates should submit materials by March 28, 2024, for the most favorable consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download on the Academic Search website. Additional information about Hamline University is available at

Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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