Vice President for Administration and Finance

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Emerson College

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Emerson College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Reporting to President Lee Pelton, the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) serves as the Chief Financial Officer and oversees Finance and Accounting, Procurement, Facilities, Campus Services, Construction and Real Estate, and Human Resources. The VPAF manages the College’s budget as well as its $180 million endowment. In FY 2020, annual operating revenue is projected to be $163 million, net of $50 million in financial aid. The new VPAF will oversee the campus master plan and will work closely with the Board of Trustees’ Executive, Audit, Finance, Investment and Facilities Committees. The VPAF will play a key role in implementing strategic priorities and managing the related finances.

The successful candidate will have outstanding financial, human resources, and administrative management skills, experience in real estate development and financing, endowment management, a record of building and leading diverse teams, and a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of an innovative and increasingly global institution devoted to the arts, communication, and the liberal arts. Candidates must demonstrate a successful track record of communicating effectively with a range of internal and external constituencies and clear enthusiasm to be an active participant in a thriving academic community. The next VPAF will have the opportunity to manage a diverse portfolio as well as major capital projects that are currently underway and on the horizon.

Established in 1880, Emerson College is named for its founding president, Charles Wesley Emerson, an orator, preacher, and teacher. Over the years, the institution has evolved from a small New England school of oratory to a multifaceted college with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands and degree programs in Boston, Paris, and Lugano, Switzerland. While Emerson remains committed to its historic mission as a specialized academic institution, its curriculum reflects the emergence of interdisciplinary study as a mode for teaching and learning, and affirms new directions for the fields of the arts, communication, and the liberal arts. Located in the heart of Boston, Emerson is internationally recognized in areas of specialization that include: communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing. Currently, the College enrolls 3,800 full-time undergraduate and 650 full- and part-time graduate students.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Storbeck, Managing Partner

Ethan Dubow, Principal

Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

EmersonVPAF@storbecksearch.com

Diversity and inclusion are core values for Emerson College. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.