Elmhurst University is a private institution in suburban Chicago with a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to professional preparation.

Vice President for Business and Finance
Elmhurst University

Elmhurst University, a private institution in suburban Chicago with a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to professional preparation, is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Business and Finance.

Reporting to the President and a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Business and Finance will serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible for the direction of finance, financial aid, human resources, risk management and certain contract service relationships. The selected candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all sectors of the University’s constituencies, providing ongoing communication, education and knowledge of Elmhurst’s financial objectives, conditions and strategies while promoting a strong culture of service.  This position will supervise the Controller, the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Executive Assistant, and the Dining and Bookstore Partners.

The selected candidate will have a master’s degree in a finance-related field or MBA; five years of experience in a similar higher education setting; a financial background that includes experience in managing a large and complex budget whose resources come from multiple sources; an in-depth knowledge of financial and business operations; knowledge of technical accounting skills; a strong work ethic and visibility on campus; and the ability to work collegially with Cabinet peers and across the University community.

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst University is a private, four-year University affiliated with the United Church of Christ.  Elmhurst combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city. Located in a beautiful suburb outside of Chicago, the University offers everything the students need to reach their full potential.  The University boasts an enrollment of almost 3,500 students with an average class size of 18 students. (https://www.elmhurst.edu/about/facts-figures/)

Elmhurst University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell; Cheryl Hyatt and Robert Head.  Submit application materials to elmhurst@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications will include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

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