Saint Martin’s University seeks a collaborative and seasoned leader to partner with the President and senior leadership; cultivate a team environment; articulate and execute the strategic plan; manage growth; allocate resources; facilitate budget and capital-project planning; and strengthen business, budget, and financial reporting and analysis.
The Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the on-going business, budget, and financial reporting and analysis needs of the University. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the Executive Cabinet, the Vice President provides leadership and supervision for the offices of finance, student financial services, business office, payroll, facilities, investments, purchasing, mail services, bookstore, and indirectly works with the President in overseeing Information Technology. The Vice President reviews and monitors contractual agreements of the University, leads the budgeting and audit processes, serves as staff liaison to the Finance, Audit, Facilities, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees, and works closely with senior leadership and key members of the community in articulating and implementing the University's strategic plan.
Founded in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is a Catholic Benedictine coeducational institution. The University offers 26 baccalaureate and 10 graduate degree programs in four colleges and schools: the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering, the School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education and Counseling. The University has a student enrollment of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 250 graduates and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. The physical beauty of the 380-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the University curriculum cultivates creativity, the ability to communicate and pursue ideas, critical thinking, independent inquiry, academic proficiency, the formation of sound ethical judgments, and service to humanity. The school's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Great Northwest Athletic Conference at the Division II level.
Lacey, Washington, a city of 36,000 people; and neighboring Olympia, the state capital, combine for a total population that exceeds 100,000. Located near the waters of southern Puget Sound, the city is less than an hour from Seattle, 30 minutes from Tacoma, and two hours from Portland, Oregon. With its surrounding metropolitan area, Lacy and the greater Olympia area attract nationally recognized entertainers, artists, and musicians, providing cultural opportunities that complement the University's educational experience. The southern Puget Sound area is quite picturesque with an abundance of natural beauty. Swimming and other water activities are as close as five minutes from campus; Pacific Ocean beaches are just 50 miles west; and hikers, skiers, backpackers, birders, and other outdoor enthusiasts can pursue their favorite pastimes in the mountains less than an hour away.
Saint Martin’s University is pleased to partner with the search firm Strategic Search Advantage. To learn more about this opportunity, please view the position profile at https://tinyurl.com/SMUVPFinance
To apply, please submit a complete resume and letter of application. The letter should summarize your professional qualifications and the accomplishments that reflect the skills, background, and experience to be successful in this key position. Successful applicants will provide specific examples of past work experience as it relates to the position responsibilities and qualifications. Send your application materials to Gary Rhoads at the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, December 14, 2018. First consideration will be given to those who apply by this date and the position will remain open until filled.
To arrange a day and time for a confidential conversation, please contact Gary at the email address below.
If a colleague comes to mind you feel might have an interest, please forward your nomination to Gary at the email address below or contact him by phone.
The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.
Required qualifications include a graduate degree in Business, Finance, or related discipline from an accredited institution and designation as a Certified Public Accountant. Financial management experience within higher education or not-for-profit institutions and administrative experience with on-going business, budget, and financial planning, reporting, and analysis in an environment of limited resources are also essential. Preferred qualifications include excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, especially the ability to communicate financial information to diverse constituents; a high degree of personal and professional ethics, character, and integrity that inspires trust and confidence; and an interest in and ability to support the Catholic Benedictine tradition of the University.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Saint Martin's University
Located at the south end of the magnificent region surrounding Washington’s Puget Sound, Saint Martin’s University in Lacey is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 1895 by monks of the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the Saint Martin’s community is shaped by its Benedictine heritage, which is characterized by a commitment to intellectual and spiritual growth, hospitality, and service.
Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures. Today Saint Martin’s enrolls approximately 1,200 students on its Lacey campus in four academic colleges / schools and an additional 500 students at off-campus locations and online. Located near the waters of southern Puget Sound, Saint Martin’s is less than an hour from Seattle, 30 minutes from Tacoma..., and two hours from Portland, Oregon. It is conveniently near Interstate 5 and major shopping areas.
Saint Martin’s University does not discriminate in employment or the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except noted below), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability. Students are entitled to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. The University has the right to consider religious affiliation as a bona fide occupational qualification for select position to the extent allowed by state and federal law in the hiring of all employees. Questions or complaints regarding employment discrimination may be directed to the Cynthia Johnson, Associate Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA, 98503, 360-486-8131.