Vice President of Finance and Operations, Chief Operating Officer
University of North Dakota
December 19, 2017
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Full Time - Experienced
The University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking versatile and strategic candidates, with strong interpersonal skills, for the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations/Chief Operating Officer (VPFO/COO).
Reporting directly to the President, the VPFO/COO will serve on the President’s Council and will provide leadership and a broad strategic focus for all financial and operational matters. The VPFO/COO is responsible for supporting the executive team and other stakeholders with key financial and operational information, and driving a culture of innovation in managing UND’s business operations.
A successful candidate for the position is expected to be an experienced and entrepreneurial leader who is visionary and committed to fostering fiscal and operational excellence. The VPFO will be a person who has experience with and enjoys working with others as part of a leadership team that values collaboration, cooperation, inclusivity and transparency.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of credentials will begin in January and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references who will not be contacted without prior approval. These materials (three separate Word or PDF files preferred) should be sent to the University of North Dakota’s consultants, Mercedes Chacon Vance and Jane Courson at: UND_VPFO@wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, materials should be submitted before February 28, 2018. The consultants may also be reached by telephone via the desk of Cara Drew at 781-564-2626.
UND is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action and ND Vet’s Preference employer.