Search for Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Howard University, one of the nation’s leading research universities seeks a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader to serve as its next Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (CFO). Reporting to the President and serving as a key member of the university’s senior leadership team, the CFO will join the university at a critical time marked by significant growth and forward momentum. As such, the CFO will be charged with overseeing and strengthening the university’s financial position as it continues to embark on an ambitious strategic plan aimed at positioning Howard University as a model of excellence in education, research, health sciences, and community service. As Howard continues to capitalize on its existing strengths and strong market presence, the University will need an astute leader, adept at leveraging the institution’s collective strengths, building a sustainable infrastructure, effectively overseeing fiscal resources, fostering a diverse and welcoming environment, and collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders.
Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, including law, business, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, divinity, and architecture. In addition, it owns the teaching hospital. Howard is one of only two nonmilitary schools in the U.S. that are federally chartered and receive an ongoing direct federal appropriation.
The University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world. With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.
Howard’s next CFO will serve as a trusted, strategic partner to the President, Board of Trustees, Cabinet and Deans – on behalf of all faculty, students and staff – in achieving and maintaining sustainable financial stability for the entire University along with all of its schools and component units. The CFO is charged with helping Howard University be a responsible steward of all fiscal resources entrusted to the University by its students and their families, donors, grantors and other supports.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned financial leader who is well versed in all facets of strategic resource management and fiscal oversight. The CFO must be a highly accomplished financial executive with strong technical knowledge coupled with the ability to employ best practices to enable and improve business processes. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of effective fiscal management in support of key strategic initiatives and priorities. The CFO must be an excellent communicator committed to the highest ethical and professional standards with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a diverse academic community.
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including curriculum vitae and letters of interest responding to the position challenges and objectives outlined above) should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website.
Howard University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment as well as in its education programs and activities. To maintain a workplace in which all employees are treated with respect and decency, Howard University prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, family status and responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, matriculation, unemployed status, or any other classifications, activities or conditions protected by applicable law.