The President and College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) community seek an experienced, visionary and strategic leader to serve as the College's Chief Financial Officer. The Elms College community – approximately 900 full-time undergraduate students and 700 part-time and graduate students, over 60 full-time and 110 part-time and adjunct faculty, and over 140 professional staff – combines academic excellence, student-centered learning, a strong sense of community and a commitment to social justice all within the framework of Catholic social teaching.
Elms offers more than 37 majors, minors and certificate programs within five Divisions (Humanities & Fine Arts; Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Technology; Business; Education and Social Sciences) and two Schools (Nursing and Graduate and Professional Studies). There are Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies and Pre-Physician Assistant programs. A variety of graduate programs, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice, are offered. In addition to the main campus in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Elms has seven off-campus locations, providing accessible and flexible bachelor's degree completion programs. Accredited by NEASC, Elms is also a member of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS), a group of eight private and public colleges that offers the Elms community the educational resources of a university while retaining the vitality of an independent college.
Over the past several years, Elms College has achieved significant success, including: • Strengthened financial stability through consistent budget surpluses from unrestricted operations since fiscal year 2007, including surpluses in excess of $2 Million over the last four years. • Continued strong performance in retention (82% vs. 69% peer group) and graduation rates (6 year at 68% vs. 47% peer group) evidencing the commitment to student success. • The development and expansion of off-campus degree completion programs to serve adult learners at eight locations throughout Central and Western Massachusetts and, most recently, at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut. • The completion of the new $13.5 million Lyons Center for Natural and Health Sciences in 2014. • The newly-opened Center for Student Success in Alumnae Library and the establishment of St. Joseph Chapel Berchmans Hall.
The Vice President of Finance & Administration serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the College and, as such, provides leadership for all financial and business activities. Reporting directly to the President and serving on the President's cabinet, the Vice President of Finance & Administration plays a significant role in strategic planning and is responsible for the oversight, planning and administration of the financial and business affairs of the College.
Applications are due by December 15th, 2017. Prior to submitting application materials, candidates should carefully review the Executive Search Profile to understand the unique opportunities and qualifications for this position. https://rhperry.com/Profile/ElmsVPFAProfile.pdf
RH Perry & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Elms College in this search. All communications may be directed in confidence to Mr. Jesse Thompson, Senior Consultant or Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, at ElmsVPFA@rhperry.com.
Elms College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.