Vice President for Finance and Administration

Position Overview

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Marian University, in Wisconsin, is seeking a strategic leader to serve as the institution's next Vice President for Finance and Administration.  This collaborative member of the executive team will coordinate and integrate financial, physical, and human resources.  The incumbent’s top priority will be to develop and propose thoughtful data-informed strategies that will advance the financial sustainability of the university. 

Marian University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive, teaching-centered institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition and renowned for its outstanding professional programs. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes (CSA), Marian University values community, learning, service, social justice, and spiritual traditions. The University seeks a leader who shares and will champion these values and objectives.

Marian University offers more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of delivery modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online to more than 1350 students of diverse backgrounds.  The University is located in Fond du Lac, a charming town along southern shores of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake.

The University seeks a candidate with significant experience in a senior management role with a proven track record of success in achieving financial sustainability.  The successful candidate will also have strong intellectual, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills.

The position has direct oversight of the Business Office, Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, Information Technology, and Auxiliary Services (Food Service, Facilities, and the Spirit Store). 

The Position Profile, with additional information about the University, the opportunities for the VPFA, and instructions for application, can be downloaded above.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications in early November and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials, as described in the Position Profile, should be received by October 27, 2021.

Candidates should provide: 

  • A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile, and including a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé;
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

Please direct inquires and nominations to:

Mr. Larry Ladd, Executive Search Consultant, / (508) 274-0910

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.