Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance & Administration

Golden Gate University (GGU) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration (CFO). Reporting to the President, the CFO is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction, and oversight for all business functions of the University, including finance, accounting, facilities, HR, and IT in support of the achievement of the mission, vision, and values, and the strategic goals of Golden Gate. The position is a key strategic, leadership, and managerial role at Golden Gate University, and is a unique opportunity for a transformational leader to affect change at both the program and university levels by bringing innovative ideas for structure and growth to a long-standing institution with a commitment to quality and serving a diverse student body, including a substantial number of working student learners.

In leading the financial portfolio, the CFO will oversee finance, human resources, and information technology and systems functions across the University. The CFO’s advice and counsel will be critical in conversations regarding GGU’s financial future with the opportunity to innovate and improve services toward greater integration, optimization, and efficiencies.

The ideal candidate will have a record of successful and progressively responsible financial management, administrative, and business roles within medium-sized, complex organizations. As a successful leader, the CFO will bring a demonstrated record of success in building relationships and communicating with confidence across organizations with a variety of constituents, including University administration, staff, faculty, students, and external partners. In leading a team to manage the University’s finances, the ideal candidate will utilize sound business judgment and an analytical mindset to navigate complex financial situations and develop innovative problem-solving strategies.

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Beth Schaefer and Marisa Chock of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Golden Gate University 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.

Golden Gate University is an equal employment opportunity employer. The university supports inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g., family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all, especially women, minorities, people of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.