Northwestern College is seeking a vice president for finance and operations beginning Jan. 1, 2020, who is responsible for all financial matters—including budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and risk management— and who leads the finance department to drive institutional results. The vice president is ultimately responsible for the administration and coordination of the following program areas:
Mailroom & printing offices
The vice president will be appointed by and report directly to the president and serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The VPFO will also staff the Board of Trustees Finance Committee, with the primary objective of stewarding the financial and other resources of Northwestern College in the fulfillment of its mission, vision and strategic initiatives.
The successful candidate should possess the following qualities:
Bachelor’s degree (preference for candidates who possess a CPA and/or MBA)
Five to ten years of successful experience in senior leadership positions in finance and operations
Prior experience at a college, university or not-for-profit organization in a similar position preferred
Experience with investment and retirement plan management as well as benefit plan management
Knowledge of and a strong commitment to the distinctively Christian mission of Northwestern
Ability to select, train, supervise, inspire and lead teams of people
An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within the college leadership and with external vendors at the individual and organizational level
Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
Ability to function as a liaison between architects & contractors on building projects to make sure college interests are represented, good working relationships are maintained, and construction is completed on time and on budget
Personal qualities associated with successful senior leaders, including integrity, excellent oral and written communication skills, sound judgment, initiative, attitude and personality
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin Oct. 1. To apply, send letter of application, resume and Northwestern College application form to:
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
That’s our heritage. That’s our mission.
Northwestern College values diversity and is committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of a diverse community of learners. That commitment finds expression in numerous ways.
A multicultural community
Northwestern's student body includes students from 17 different countries.
Among our faculty and staff are individuals from Argentina, Canada, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.
A number of faculty and staff have lived, studies or served in more than 30 countries, including Argentian, Bahrain, China, Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.
Bridge Scholarships for students from underrepresented populations
Scholarships of $2,500 are available to students from historically underrepresented populations who are accepted into Northwestern's Bridge Scholars program.
Global learning and living
Northwestern offers semester-long study abroad programs in Oman, Rom...ania and dozens of other countries around the globe. Learn more
Spring Service Project trips offered each March give students cross-cultural experiences here in the U.S. and at three international sites. Learn more
Northwestern's Summer of Service program gives students the opportunity to spend up to 10 weeks serving in an overseas hospital, school, refugee camp or other missions setting. Learn more
Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee (MERC)
A 10-member team of faculty, staff and students, the Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee promotes the biblical values of intercultural competence and racial reconciliation. The committee works to strengthen multicultural education and awareness through student programs, curriculum development, diversity training, and campus-wide structural change. It also supports the recruitment and retention of an ethnically diverse faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and student body.
Vision for Diversity
Guided by the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration, Northwestern College strives to pursue God’s redeeming work in the world by courageously and faithfully engaging the fullness of our similarities and differences in our learning and living together.
We embrace diversity in God’s creation,
valuing each person as created in the image of the triune God and thus intended for community
respecting the complexity of human identities
recognizing human differences as central to an education that fosters critical thinking, empathy and dialogue
We lament human brokenness,
grieving out thoughts, words and actions that diminish, caricature or isolate one another
confessing our failure to hear and respond to marginalized voices on campus and in the world
recognizing our past and current participation in unjust social systems
repenting from any form of dehumanization that distorts God’s creation
We reconcile with one another,
bridging divisions that separate people from one another and from God
partaking in courageous conversations where varied perspectives are welcome
challenging unjust systems of power, privilege, and oppression
building and sustaining social structures that foster the common good
We embody shalom,
anticipating restored creation, where people from every nation, tribe and language worship God and live in harmony
pursuing human flourishing in our relationships, curriculum, staffing, resource allocation and corporate actions
affirming that all things hold together in Christ, to the glory of God