Roosevelt University invites nominations and expressions of interest for Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (VP/CFO) for a unique leadership position in a vibrant, dynamic and diverse academic community. Reporting directly to the President and serving as guarantor of fiscal integrity for the University, the VP/CFO is an advocate for the most effective use of fiscal and capital resources to deliver the University's mission and vision.
Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 in a courageous effort to make higher education more accessible with a mission to provide higher education to all students who qualify academically, regardless of their background. Roosevelt is proud of its heritage and dedication to social justice, diversity, democracy and roots of a liberal education focused on humanity. The university leadership is committed to building a stronger University that will provide students with a premier education and prepare them for future careers. New academic programs are being developed in Cybersecurity; Health Administration; Biomedical Sciences; Library Technology; Real Estate and Performing Arts Administration. And with a record year of fundraising, Roosevelt is better poised to offer students financial aid and scholarships.
The VP/CFO manages a budget of over $110 million and oversees the University's finance and facilities operations. In addition, the VP/CFO is responsible for financial management analysis, strategic short-term and long-range financial and capital planning, institutional administrative functions, implementing capital projects, physical plant operations and maintenance, property acquisitions and records, bursar, purchasing, and contract administration. The Office of Finance, primarily housed in Chicago at the University's downtown campus, includes three associate vice presidents for: Finance, Budget, and Campus Planning and Operations.
The leadership opportunities for the next VP/CFO have both a framework and momentum. The new VP/CFO will play an essential role in ensuring streamlined, contemporary, efficient, and effective administrative and operations processes that support the University's core mission of academic quality and student success for undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral students on two distinct campuses in Chicago and suburban Schaumburg and online.
The VP/CFO will work closely and partner with the President, Provost & Executive Vice President, Vice Presidents, and Deans to advance the University's overarching strategic goals and initiatives specifically to:
Reconsider financial planning and budgeting models
Enhance operational performance of administrative areas
Enhance the risk management practices of the University
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Candidates should possess an earned degree as well as 10 years of demonstrated leadership and line management experience in higher education, the not-for-profit sector and/or business where he or she has led an organization through change.
This position requires an experienced leader with a strong track record of accomplishment and collaboration in the strategic management and improvement of institutional operations and functions.
An earned Bachelor's degree.
10 years of experience.
An earned Master's degree and CPA.
Standard office equipment.
Working Conditions Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress. Occasional travel within the local or regional setting may be required.
Priority Application Instructions Consideration of nominees and candidates will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent electronically to: CFOsearch@roosevelt.edu