Director of Finance

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The New York City Metropolitan Area


St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) President Kenneth D. Daly and the Search Committee invite applications and nominations for its newly created position, Director of Finance. 


STAC, with a Fall 2020 enrollment of approximately 2,000, is an independent liberal arts college providing high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students from all backgrounds. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top-Tier Regional University, by Colleges of Distinction 2020-2021, both the NY and Catholic Editions, as a Military Friendly Institution, and by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. STAC is a safe, welcoming place and offers over 100 majors, minors, and specializations in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education


Located in idyllic Sparkill, STAC’s beautiful 72-acre campus is just 15 miles north of New York City, offering students quick access to learning, cultural, internship, and career opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Sparkill also provides easy access to the gorgeous Hudson Valley, 


President Daly assumed office on July 1, 2020. He is a charismatic, collaborative leader with impressive financial acumen. The new President has been actively developing funding programs to ensure access and affordability for all students, making strategic investments, and setting the stage for the development of a strategic plan. 


STAC seeks a new Director of Finance with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, financial and systems acumen, and impressive interpersonal and communication skills. Strong candidates will require a substantial track record of data analytics, financial and managerial achievements, a successful strategic planning background, and the courage to make and effectively communicate data-informed decisions. Small college experience is preferred.


A complete Leadership Profile may be found at Further information about St. Thomas Aquinas College may be found at


The Director of Finance Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in mid-May. Although applications will be received until the position is filled, materials should be submitted by June 2, 2021, to receive the most favorable consideration. Final selection will be made by early July and the new Director will be invited to begin work on or about August 1, 2021.


St. Thomas Aquinas College is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates representing diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted electronically to Please address the letter of candidacy to Mr. Joseph Donini, Treasurer and Vice President for Administration and Finance.


Applications must include a letter of candidacy that responds directly to the Search Profile; a complete CV or resume and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references, none of whom will be contacted without permission of the candidate.


Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Frederick V. Moore, J.D./M.B.A.

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

(712) 299-2544


Melinda L. M. Leonardo, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

(919) 280-4901



St. Thomas Aquinas College does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or expression, disability, age, religion, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, veteran status or any other legally-protected category. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State and with Federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact:  EEO, Section 504/ADA and Title IX Compliance Officer, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976, 845-398-4044. This employment application is valid for a one-year period after submission.