Search for the Vice President of Finance and Administration
Salt Lake City, Utah
Westminster College, a comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah—and the only independent, private institution in the state—seeks a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA). Situated in a thriving metropolitan area with an increasingly diverse demographic, Westminster offers a unique education for undergraduate and graduate students interested in achieving a “meaningful life through learning.”
The Vice President of Finance and Administration will join Westminster at a transformative time, working closely with the new president, Bethami (Beth) Dobkin, and her leadership cabinet, to help shape an institution around pillars of academic quality, diversity, and student experience. In collaboration with the Westminster community, the VPFA will strategize future financial directions for the College, ensuring adherence to Westminster’s core values1, while simultaneously making strong operational and strategic choices influencing the future vitality and financial success of this distinctive intermountain institution.
Founded in 1875, Westminster was originally established as a preparatory school and became a four-year liberal arts institution in 1949. Over the last 30 years, it has added professional programs with the establishment of degrees in business, nursing and health sciences, and education. The College has a strong academic reputation, deep community and alumni support, and a legacy of providing a student-centered, liberal arts, and professional education that transforms lives. It offers an intimate college experience to approximately 2,500 students, comprising two thousand undergraduates and five hundred graduates.
As a key member of the President’s Cabinet, the VPFA will join an engaged and collegial group of campus leaders in working with the College at a time of significant change and energy. The VPFA will bring significant financial and administrative experience and demonstrated success. The successful VPFA will address a number of key opportunities and challenges, including:
Craft a strategic and sustainable financial model in alignment with the College’s strategic plan
Collaborate with others to develop new and creative revenue generation strategies
Support the development and maintenance of facilities
Help build and mentor a strong team to ensure financial stability and longevity and strengthen organizational culture
Provide open and transparent communications about financial operations and strengthen relationships across the College
Westminster 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/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: http://www.imsearch.com/7119. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Regan Gough, Emily Chiswick-Patterson, and Jaime Morgen
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.
1 These values are impassioned teaching and active learning, respect for diverse people and perspectives, collaboration and teamwork, personal and social responsibility, College-wide excellence, and high ethical standards.