Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Franklin College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from accomplished individuals who will provide this nationally recognized liberal arts and science college with outstanding leadership during a time of exciting change and development. The College seeks a skilled professional of the highest integrity who embraces a team approach and who works with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. The new Vice President will possess the experience, skills and leadership required to help advance the future of this institution.

The VP/CFO will be an integral member of an experienced, creative, collaborative and effective senior leadership team, led by Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D., and will bear primary responsibility for the non-academic operations of the college. Each member of the senior leadership team is expected to be both an expert in her/his areas of responsibility and to contribute with peers to the broad educational and management opportunities that face a contemporary liberal arts and sciences college in a rapidly changing world.

The VP/CFO position requires expertise and a record of accomplishment in finance, budget and operations. The position offers a broad array of leadership opportunities and challenges in the additional areas of physical plant, human resources, risk management, construction management, as well as food service and the campus bookstore. She/He will be a results-oriented, innovative visionary with substantial, progressive experience in financial management in a complex nonprofit organization, preferably in higher education. The next vice president will be expected to serve as the leader for business operations, campus growth and enhancement, be a promoter of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, an effective team builder and a campus and community leader.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences college in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis. With a total enrollment of more than 1,000 students, Franklin offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in more than 50 majors from 24 academic disciplines, along with a Master of Science in athletic training and a Master of Science in physician assistant studies, inaugural class in 2019. The College employs 75 full-time faculty members and 151 full-time staff. The average class size is 15 with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

The profile, with additional information about the College, the opportunities for the Vice President and CFO, and instructions for application, may be found at: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-president-and-chief-financial-officer-franklin-college

The Franklin College Vice President and CFO Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until a new vice president is selected. To ensure most favorable consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by December 1, 2017. Start date for the new Vice President and CFO will be February 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Nominations, inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to: Lori Schroeder, chair of the search Committee, at fc-vpcfo@agbsearch.com.

The search is being assisted by: Dr. Richard F. Giese, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
richard.giese@agbsearch.com

434-202-0935 (Office)

330-428-4271 (Cell)

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals' abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is the college's policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person on the basis of protected status shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any college program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.