Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

College Hill, Northampton County / Easton, Northampton County / Glendon, Northampton County / West Easton, Northampton County / Williams Township, Northampton County
Jun 17, 2014
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Lafayette College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer. Lafayette College is one of the nation’s most academically competitive and selective residential undergraduate institutions and offers a rare combination of programs in the liberal arts and in engineering. Located in an appealing area within easy reach of Philadelphia and New York City, the institution’s 110-acre College Hill campus, overlooks the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. Over the past 15 years, more than $200 million has been invested in Lafayette’s physical infrastructure. With an enrollment of approximately 2,435 undergraduates, Lafayette offers 49 areas of study across four academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Lafayette faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship as well as personalized attention to students, and the College maintains a 10.5:1 student-faculty ratio. Lafayette’s operating budget is $174 million, and the market value of the Lafayette endowment is in excess of $800 million. For more information on Lafayette College, please see: Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for Lafayette’s financial operations, plant operations including capital project management, purchasing, insurance and auxiliary services. Preferred qualifications for the Vice President include a demonstrated ability to identify avenues to utilize resources to support an organization, as well as strong strategic financial abilities and excellent communication and organizational skills. Higher education and/or not for profit experience is helpful, but not required. An undergraduate degree is required, and a graduate degree and/or CPA are preferred. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please provide applications or nominations on or before July 15, 2014. Lafayette College will be assisted by Lorraine Hack, Ellen Brown Landers, and Jessica Nagle of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to: Lafayette College Search Committee Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor New York, NY 10036 Telephone: 212 551 0535 Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.