Grinnell College, a nationally-recognized liberal arts institution, seeks an exceptional and experienced vice president for finance and treasurer of the college. This is a tremendous opportunity for an accomplished financial manager with expertise in both strategy and finances to partner with President Raynard Kington and to lead all aspects of the financial operations of this first-rate college.

Located in Grinnell, Iowa, Grinnell College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college known for its strong tradition of social activism and rigorous academic environment.  Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students in more than 27 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.  Among the nation’s small liberal arts colleges, Grinnell has emerged as an institution of the first rank, with an excellent faculty, a consistently strong and increasingly diverse student body, a well-equipped and memorably beautiful campus, and a formidable financial position.

The vice president will report directly to the president and serve as a member of his senior leadership team. She or he will oversee all financial operations and will steward the College’s assets, manage risk carefully, and provide wise and timely financial counsel. The vice president will work collaboratively with the other members of the senior staff and provide strategic leadership to a complex portfolio of services, including financial operations, human resources, facilities management, and auxiliary services. Alongside the other members of the senior leadership team, the vice president will assume a broad leadership role in the development and continuous improvement of administrative practices across the institution.

The ideal candidate will bring to the position integrity, strong analytic skills, and superb communication skills. She or he will have significant experience in budgeting and planning, financial forecasting and analysis, and significant senior administrative leadership experience, preferably in higher education.

Grinnell College has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence to:

Jack Gorman, Vice President & Director

Dan Rodas, Vice President

Kelly Shenk Koontz, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

Telephone: (617) 262-6500

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.