Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Washington College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA).

Reporting directly to newly-appointed President Mike Sosulski, the VPFA serves as the chief business officer for Washington College and provides strategic and operational leadership management for the institution’s financial, information, and physical resources. The VPFA is responsible for an institutional budget of approximately $55 million that supports a student enrollment of approximately 1,100 and a workforce of approximately 375 benefit-eligible employees and an additional 100 part-time and contractual workers. The VPFA directs the College’s capital renewal program and land development opportunities, provides coordination and oversight of the management of the College’s endowment and its property and liability insurance and risk management portfolio, and provides functional oversight of non-financial business operations (information technology) and auxiliary enterprises (dining services, bookstore, and summer conferences).

The VPFA must possess a bachelor’s degree; an advanced professional degree in accounting, finance, business, law, or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate will have an established record of significant fiscal management experience with a minimum of five years as a financial/operations executive and a minimum of ten years as a financial/operations practitioner, preferably with experience in a broad range of financial/operations activities. Candidates will also be expected to have a command of financial modeling, physical plant maintenance and renewal, construction and property management and information technology infrastructure/software to support an institution of higher learning. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess demonstrated administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills, as well as excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Experience within a college or university environment is especially valued. 

Washington College is a private liberal arts and sciences college in historic Chestertown, Maryland serving about 1,100 undergraduate students through emphasizing excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. The College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The 112-acre campus is augmented by an additional 10-acres on the Chester River. The College takes full advantage of its proximity to the nation’s capital and to the educational and co-curricular opportunities presented by the Chesapeake Bay. The College has established three centers of excellence, which highlight key aspects of its identity: the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Center for Environment & Society, and the Rose O'Neill Literary House. It is also home to the Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation’s largest undergraduate literary prize. 

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.

The College seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. For more information about the College, please consult the college’s website (www.washcoll.edu) and view the college’s diversity statement (https://www.washcoll.edu/people_departments/offices/president/diversitystatement.php).

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to WashCollVPFA@wittkieffer.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, disabled persons, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.