Chief Business and Finance Officer/Vice President
Saint Joseph’s College (Standish, ME) is accepting applications for the position of
Chief Business and Finance Officer/VP (CBFO).
Reporting to the President, the CBFO serves as a member of the College’s seven-member leadership team and supervises the Finance and Facilities Departments with a staff of forty and two direct reports. The CBFO will lead the business and financial planning functions to achieve strong operating results and a stable capital financing plan, develop reporting systems and processes to inform College leadership about the financial impacts of decisions, and be responsible for the College’s risk management, compliance, and grant administration functions.
The CBFO will work collaboratively with colleagues across the College to ensure that each major division has a sustainable business plan that supports the near, mid-, and long term goals of our learning community and that aligns with the College’s business plan, for which the CBFO is primarily responsible. The CBFO will be proactive in assisting the College to achieve the strategic goal of being financially sound, in addition to being a key partner in the strategic work of enhancing and diversifying the College’s revenue streams. The CBFO will be effective in fostering the College’s core values in all aspects of the business and finance operations and a strong advocate for the College’s efforts in the areas of sustainability, equity, and inclusion.
Saint Joseph’s College, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic liberal arts college enrolling roughly 1000 students of all faiths on campus in the traditional 4-year college, while another 2,400 working adults take online courses from locations throughout the country and the world. The beautiful 430-acre campus is located on Sebago Lake, one half hour from Portland, Maine and two hours from Boston.
The successful candidate will: be a creative, strategic, collegial and entrepreneurial administrator who values transparency and shared governance; have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible financial leadership and management experience; demonstrated experience and success in the areas overseeing treasury functions, financial reporting, annual and strategic budgeting, long-term and endowment investments, real estate development, long term debt management, risk management and new business development (including public/private partnerships). A Master’s degree is preferred, the certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is a plus and experience in higher education is not required although helpful. She or he must be willing to support the mission of Saint Joseph’s College and will be comfortable in the dynamic and evolving environment of contemporary higher education.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Application materials should be submitted via email to SJCME@hyatt-fennell.com. Submit applications prior to May 31, 2019 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential and should include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references. Saint Joseph’s College is an EEO employer.
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