The University of Providence seeks applications and nominations outstanding candidates to consider for the position of Vice President for Finance. The successful candidate will be a student-centric, collaborative and transparent person of high character, a seasoned finance leader with progressively responsible experiences in higher education, who will partner with the President and senior leadership team to strengthen the financial health of the University.
The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university offering both face to face and online programs, with its main campus located on 44 park-like acres in Great Falls, Montana. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is a ministry of Providence Health System and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry as well as other needs within the larger region.
The University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and offers 30 undergraduate and six graduate academic programs through the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Health Professions. Nearly 400 students matriculate on campus and participate in numerous recreational and club activities and organizations.
The Vice President for Finance reports to the President and provides executive leadership and guidance for all financial and human resources aspects of the University. The Vice President evaluates existing systems and plans, develops, and implements modifications and/or new procedures relating to the financial operations of the University and is accountable for all outcomes by ensuring proper legal and regulatory compliance. Reporting to the Vice President are the Controller and the Director of Human Resources.
The Vice President for Finance at the University of Providence will be an experienced financial executive who brings energy and enthusiasm to their craft. They possess the ability to make difficult decisions in a dynamic environment with the goal of always moving the University forward. They have a reputation for implementing best practices to maximize results in a tuition dependent institution, including tuition discounting. The Vice President will envision and implement opportunities to increase net revenue that provide the University the resources to make wise choices benefitting all members of the University community. A master’s degree in business administration or a related field is required, with a doctorate preferred.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by April 15, 2023. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at https://rhperry.com/ProvidenceFinance.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting the University of Providence in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Mr. Thomas DaRin, Senior Consultant; Ms. Pam Kellam, Senior Consultant; and Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer, at ProvidenceFinance@rhperry.com.