August 13, 2018
Education and Nonprofit
Sioux Falls, SD
Augustana University seeks a Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) who will form a strong partnership with its new President and her leadership team to write the University’s next chapter and shape its future. The University invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for this exceptional leadership opportunity. The University seeks a financial leader with a distinguished record of achievement and a superb communicator with exceptional analytical skills. Reporting directly to the President and as a member of her cabinet, the VPFA will serve as an essential partner and strategic advisor to the President and work collaboratively with board members, administrators, faculty, students and staff in advancing the institution’s strategic priorities and mission. The VPFA will provide strategic financial leadership, strengthen budget processes that prioritize academic planning, and optimize structures and processes to maximize effectiveness and impact. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful senior leadership in finance and administration, as well as demonstrated accomplishments in developing and attaining strategic goals and objectives in a similarly complex organizational setting.
Candidates must bring a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. The VPFA will understand and respect shared governance and will be an advocate for an environment that promotes inclusive decision-making, best practices, student success, and a sense of community across the University. An MBA or advanced degree is preferred. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to Augustana University’s consultants Ann Yates and Khalilah Lawson at AugustanaVPFA@wittkieffer.com.
Senior Executive (President, CEO, CFO, CIO, COO)
Ann Yates and Khalilah Lawson