Vice President for Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer

Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

La Roche University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer (VPFA/CFO). Reporting to the President, the VPFA/CFO is the chief financial officer for the University, and works in collaboration with the president's executive council to achieve the strategic goals of the university. The VPFA/CFO has direct responsibility for financial and business operations, risk management, facilities, human resources, and student accounts. The position is available October 1, 2019.

Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963 in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds and maintains a legacy of social justice and commitment to international exchange. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs in service to its mission to prepare students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

The position of VPFA/CFO requires a bachelor's degree at a minimum, with a preference for an earned graduate degree or appropriate certification (e.g. CPA, CFA); the position also requires progressively significant leadership experience. The successful candidate will be an experienced and innovative leader in financial and operational management, and must be capable of helping to refine and execute a robust and forward-thinking strategic vision for a small, Catholic, liberal arts University. Additional information on the institution and position, including a full list of responsibilities, can be found in the position profile at

How to Apply: La Roche University is partnering with Academic Search to assist with the search for the next Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. References will not be contacted without first obtaining permission from applicants. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position will remain open until filled, but only those applications received by July 12, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Individuals interested in this position are strongly encouraged to talk confidentially with the search consultants: Eric Richtmyer, at or Bernadette Gray-Little, at, or at 202-332-4049.

It is the policy of La Roche University to promote equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color creed, age, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, non-job related disability or medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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