The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth announces its search for a Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO). Reporting to the Deputy Dean and with the support of an outstanding team, the CFAO will lead Tuck’s financial planning and oversee campus development, facilities, and information technology to assure their alignment with the school’s fiscal stewardship and service excellence strategies. With accountability for developing, interpreting, and reporting multiyear income and cost projections to inform plans and decisions, the CFAO will partner with and advise senior school officials in setting financial objectives and managing budgets for:
Tuition and student housing, scholarships, and financial aid;
Philanthropy, research grants, and corporate partnerships;
Campus construction, physical space improvements, and infrastructure;
Dining, facilities, and student life amenities;
Instructional, business operations, networking, and personal technology;
Curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programming;
Faculty teaching, research, and scholarly development; and
Faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, and retention.
The CFAO will co-lead with the heads of talent management and academic operations the school’s commitment to service excellence, ensuring Tuck creates welcoming, enriching, and lifelong impressions on our students, alumni, and guests.
We seek a visionary, meticulous, and business savvy financial planner with compelling ideas and proven approaches to revenue growth and enhancement, wise capital investments and operating efficiencies, and strengthening and sustaining a world-class service culture. Success will require outstanding constituency engagement and analytical skills, integrity, and demonstrated excellence as a supervisor, executive team contributor, and professional service role model. An impressive track record of accomplishments in financial leadership and consulting roles at preeminent organizations is essential, as well as a firm grasp of the economic challenges facing higher education.
Tuck is a vibrant community of scholars, learners, professionals, support staff, and administrators. While we are driven to excel in our work and value the fellowship of our colleagues, we also cherish the many advantages of living in rural New England. We invite you to explore Tuck, the Dartmouth campus, and the New Hampshire/Vermont Upper Valley region at www.tuck.dartmouth.edu.
We will evaluate applications promptly and the search will continue until we fill the position. While we will only accept applications via the Dartmouth job portal, you may direct referrals and inquiries about this search to Executive Director of Talent Management Tye Deines at email@example.com.
Leads and directs financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, and fiscal risk management, including alignment of campus planning, service excellence, operational and technological infrastructure, and other capital investment initiatives with Tuck’s mission, strategy, and institutional priorities.
Envisions, develops, articulates, and implements plans for achieving alignment of the school’s financial, service, and operational goals and priorities; engages with fellow senior officers, faculty and professional staff colleagues, and Dartmouth officials to achieve goals and priorities, and to anticipate, identify, and deal with financial and operational challenges; evaluates and reports progress achieving plans using data analytics, particularly actual and projected spending against budgets and available funding; and updates goals and priorities with direction from the deputy dean. (10%)
Sets the overall direction for service excellence at Tuck, Tuck financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, and fiscal risk management; applies financial plan objectives and budget projections to making funding decisions involving campus planning and facilities, operational and technological infrastructure, and other capital investment initiatives (30%); prepares and delivers budget presentations, announcements, and regular progress reports (10%); co-approves with the head of talent staff hiring and compensation proposals (5%); provides financial consultation related to faculty hiring and compensation (5%); and represents Tuck in Dartmouth financial initiatives and activities (5%).
Contributes ideas, input, and support to initiatives, decisions, and communications with service excellence, financial, and operational implications. (10%)
Collaborates with Tuck and Dartmouth leadership, faculty, and professional staff colleagues to conceptualize, develop, co-lead, and complete cross-functional service initiatives and projects according to financial plan objectives and available funding. (10%)
Gains and applies knowledge of and shares insights into pertinent service excellence trends and innovations through market research, participation in peer networks and associations, and attending and representing Tuck at conferences, seminars, and speaking engagements. (5%)
Hires and supervises team members, including specifically the officers leading campus planning and facilities, finance, and information technology; determines their key accountabilities, provides coaching, and nurtures their learning and career advancement. (10%)
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned
Experience and skill successfully leading and directing financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, and fiscal risk management at a selective higher education institution or other organization of similar complexity and stature, including experience effectively supervising or partnering with the heads of key operational departments (e.g., campus planning, facilities, information technology, human resources, etc.).
Knowledge of higher education or nonprofit financial management, including an understanding of the current economic challenges facing colleges and universities, gained through a master’s degree in business, or a related field of study, or a combination of a liberal arts education, continuing financial education, and relevant work experience.
Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow professionals.
Able to anticipate, deliver on, and exceed the service expectations of senior officers, faculty and professional staff colleagues, and supervisees.
Able to introduce and drive financial and service innovation in ways small and large.
Able to collaborate with others as primary means to achieve lasting results.
Able to seek out and create learning opportunities, including through those revealed by setbacks and failures as well as successes.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.