July 16, 2021 – Ottawa University invites applications from, and nominations of, dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Ottawa University (located in Ottawa, KS and Surprise, AZ) is an institution with a proud 157 year heritage of educating adults and students of traditional ages for lifetimes of faith, service, leadership and significance. From its founding in 1865 in Ottawa, Kansas, the university has grown to an institution today that serves nearly 5,000 students through its residential campuses, adult and graduate studies campuses, and online. Ottawa University offers exceptional breadth and depth in its curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels which is constantly being updated and enhanced to make the greatest possible impact on the lives of its students.
Ottawa University invites applications from, and nominations of, dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. This leader is the senior business and finance officer of the University responsible for accounting, budget management, fiscal operations, financial aid administration and information technology. This position is expected to facilitate business process improvement, oversee contract negotiations, develop strategic financial plans and advise the President & CEO regarding organization and investment opportunities. The CFO is a member of the President’s Cabinet (reports to the President & CEO) and works collaboratively with the other senior officers. She or he will also work closely with, and act as a staff liaison to, the Board Budget and Finance, and Audit committees. The CFO manages finance, accounting, receivables, payables, payroll, tax, treasury, banking, financial aid, and IT departments on behalf of the entire university system. S/he interfaces heavily with compliance and HR as well as each of the operating and enrollment units.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
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THE SEARCH FIRM
EFL Associates (https://eflassociates.cbiz.com), an executive search firm, is assisting Ottawa University with its search for this important leadership position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.
Steve Waldron, JD
VP & Managing Director, Higher Education Practice
APPLICATION QUESTIONS & NOMINATIONS
If you would like to provide a nomination, please email all pertinent information (including an email address and phone number of the nominee) to:
Ms. Angela Lilje
Practice & Project Manager, Higher Education Practice
Ottawa University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other applicable statutes and University policies. Ottawa University prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence.