Mount Holyoke College (MHC), a highly selective liberal arts college in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). Reporting directly to the president, the VPFA serves as a key member of the College’s leadership team, with a broad portfolio overseeing the College’s financial and physical assets as well as its human capital.
Founded in 1837 as the first and oldest of the original Seven Sister colleges, Mount Holyoke established a legacy of preparing students to become ambitious changemakers. Today, as a women’s college that is gender diverse, the institution equips students with the tools to thrive and lead in a global, pluralistic, and changing world.
Mount Holyoke just completed its search for its 20th president, and the community is excited to welcome President-elect and outgoing Dean of Howard University School of Law, Danielle R. Holley. The VPFA will join her cabinet at an exciting time, playing a critical role in fortifying the school’s capacity to achieve its ambitions.
The VPFA’s portfolio includes the following operational areas: financial services; facilities management, including environmental health and safety, and auxiliary services; compliance & risk management; and conferences and events. The VPFA shares responsibility with the president for human resources and endowment management. The College has adopted an annual operating budget for FY23 of $154.7 million; in FY22 it was $146.4 million. Mount Holyoke’s finances are strong, and the administration has consistently delivered balanced budgets in recent years. The endowment, managed by the College’s in-house chief investment officer, sits at just over $1 billion.
Mount Holyoke College has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications can be sent electronically, in confidence, to the following:
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.