Chief Finance and Administrative Officer

Position Overview

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Chatham University invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Finance and Administrative Officer. The CFAO will play a critical role in developing and implementing financial strategy while having the ability to lead and shape five immediate  strategic opportunities: Optimization of new revenue and growth initiatives, implementation of a new finance system, development of a 5-Year Capital & IT Plan for the University, enhancement of processes and organizational structures, and advancement of initiatives to lower costs and enhance affordability.  

The CFAO will be an experienced and dynamic leader who will partner and collaborate with the president, other senior leaders, trustees, and the entire campus community. The CFAO will inspire confidence and demonstrate creative, action oriented, and fiscally responsible leadership. They will be asked to engage with transparency, authenticity, and empathy to multiple stakeholders while developing realistic objectives and effectively communicating financial information and plans. 

Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—one of the  country’s most livable cities and great college towns—was  founded in 1869 as an undergraduate women’s college. Today,  Chatham is a vibrant all-gender University with three campus  locations and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students across  undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability and health, the arts and sciences, and business and enterprise.  

Nominations and Applications 

To apply for the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer position please click the following link: CFAO Application by June 14th, 2024 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made. 

Candidates are requested to submit the following for full consideration: 

  • a resume or curriculum vitae; 
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and 
  • contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).  

To submit nominations nominations, or should you encounter any difficulties please email or contact the AGB search consultants listed below: 

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Plympton, Principal: / (484) 554-4542

Monica Burton, Principal: / (917) 825.2961