Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Goucher College

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration


Goucher College seeks a collaborative, innovative business leader with exceptional financial, strategic, and interpersonal skills to join the leadership team as Vice President for Finance and Administration (CFO), reporting to President Kent Devereaux. The CFO serves as a key member of the President's Cabinet and is Goucher’s chief financial officer responsible for providing strategy, leadership, and direction for the optimization of the College’s finances, administrative processes, human capital, and technology in service of the College’s mission. 


The CFO will be the institution’s senior finance and administrative leader and will partner with the president, provost, senior leaders, and the board to provide comprehensive, strategic fiscal, and operational leadership across the College and ensure that planning, operational, and budget activities support institutional goals. The CFO, working with a team of 40 full-time staff members, will steward the long-term financial sustainability of the College’s mission to continue providing a premier liberal arts education for many years to come.


Goucher’s recognition as one of the “Most Innovative Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report, and commitment to social justice, creative thinking, and global education create a broad platform for a distinctive liberal arts education that prepares students with a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry. Goucher is among the 40 “Colleges That Change Lives”.


A baccalaureate degree plus relevant financial leadership and extensive management experience are required. An advanced degree such as an MBA or other advanced degrees and/or certification in the fields of accounting (e.g., CPA), business, finance, or management is preferred. 


In addition, ideal candidates will have financial and administrative expertise, strategic and entrepreneurial leadership, be a relationship builder and collaborator, and have a passion for Goucher’s mission, history, and work.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Please submit information and materials here. To view the complete job description, visit Koya’s website at All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Goucher College is committed to creating a campus environment where everyone is welcome and encourages applications from individuals of diverse or underrepresented communities, as well as applicants with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.