Vice President for Finance and Operations

Muskingum University (, a private university in New Concord, Ohio, is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations. Reporting to the President, the Vice President is a strategic advisor and member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team.

As the university’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Vice President aligns financial and operational strategies with the university’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. The Vice President optimizes the university’s assets to promote student access and success, with a focus on inclusion, innovation and effectiveness.  Supported by strong department leaders, the Vice President provides vision, oversight, and stewardship for financial services, information technology, physical plant and facilities, campus safety, institutional research, and human resources and risk management. In addition, the Vice President provides support to the Board of Trustees’ University Capacity and Audit Committees.

With a strong balance sheet, balanced budget, and experienced finance and operations leadership team, Muskingum University provides a great opportunity for a creative and strategic leader to partner with the president in positioning the university for a thriving future.

The selected candidate will have a bachelors’ degree in business management, finance, or other related field; an advanced degree such as an MBA or certification such as a CFA is preferred; a record of success in a senior level financial or administrative position; proven success in creatively managing complex and evolving environments; highest level of integrity; strong leadership skills; and a demonstrated record of strategic formation and implementation. A cooperative and collaborative management style and the ability to work with a variety of constituencies typical of a university setting is essential.

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Founded in 1837, Muskingum University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Muskingum emphasizes entrepreneurial and experiential learning opportunities on its campus, in the community, and around the world. The University boasts an enrollment of 2,500 students in undergraduate, graduate and adult learning programs and offers more than sixty majors, four graduate degrees, and multiple degree completion and certificate opportunities.

Muskingum University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Submit applications and nominations to Cheryl Hyatt or Robert Head at Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications must include a detailed letter of interest, resume/cv, and five professional references.

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