Associate Vice President for Finance

Colorado College

Search for the Associate Vice President for Finance

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado College, a private liberal arts college serving 2,000 undergraduate students at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, invites nominations and applications for an Associate Vice President for Finance (AVP) to join the Division of Finance and Administration. Founded in 1874, Colorado College offers students an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum on a unique academic calendar known as the "Block Plan" where faculty teach and students study one course at a time for three and a half weeks in an immersive learning environment.

Colorado College seeks a strategic and innovative Associate Vice President for Finance (AVP) who will serve as the deputy finance officer in financial administration and work closely with the Senior Vice President on a range of financial leadership services and initiatives. The AVP will direct the college’s accounting operations including finance, endowment, accounting, payroll, taxes, student business operations, contract review, audit control and compliance and technology resources. They will also serve as the assistant treasurer. In addition to running essential finance and accounting duties, the AVP will lead and cultivate a highly collegial and effective staff, contribute to strategy and management of campus creative projects, and build and maintain cohesive partnerships internally and externally.

The Division of Finance and Administration at Colorado College provides critical support for all of Colorado College’s students, faculty, staff, and community partners. The division is home to 136 staff across the areas of accounts payable, budget, cashier, controller, facilities, human resources, payroll, and student accounts. With fiduciary oversight from the Trustee Committee on Investment and guidance from the college’s investment consultants, the division plays an integral role in managing the college’s $743 million endowment.


The AVP will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of seven years experience at the director level or above within a finance and administration arena that includes progressively responsible management experience in accounting, audits, investments and debt, and a broad range of business operations. A minimum of five years’ experience supervising finance and accounting staff is required. For a full list of qualifications, including a full position profile, please visit the link below.

Colorado College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please visit the Isaacson, Miller website: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Deborah Hodson, Courtney Wilk-Mandel, Camille Sheffield

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA  94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.