Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

The Opportunity

The Johns Hopkins University was America’s first research university, founded for the express purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students arrayed across 230-degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. In the past five years, research awards and expenditures have grown from $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion. The University’s annual revenue exceeds $5.7 billion. The University’s endowment is over $7 billion.

Johns Hopkins seeks a Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (“Senior Vice President” or “SVP”) to lead all financial and administrative affairs for the university. Reporting to the President and serving as a senior member of the President’s executive team, the Senior Vice President will work closely with deans, faculty and senior administrators throughout the University and Health System to manage and strengthen Johns Hopkins’ business, financial, and administrative policies and strategies to achieve the institutions goals in support of its academic, research, patient care, professional education and service missions. 

Serving as a member of the President’s executive team for all major decisions affecting the University and providing information and counsel to the President, Board of Trustees, and other executive officers on fiscal and administrative matters related to University-wide planning, policies, and procedures.   The SVP will serve as the chief business and finance spokesperson with the Board of Trustees, local government and community, and other educational and non-educational institutions. S/He will be accountable to the following committees of the Board of Trustees:  Audits and Institutional Risk Management; Committee on Finance; Committee on Intermediate Sanctions; and Committee on Investments; as well as related subcommittees. Advisor to Trustee Compensation Committee and President on management compensation. 

JHU has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry.  Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

Ken Kring, Senior Client Partner

Beau Lambert, Senior Client Partner

Vickie Antolini, Senior Associate

JHU specific email:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.