University of the Arts (UArts) seeks a collaborative, innovative, student centered, and business-minded leader to serve as its next Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPF&A). A strategic partner with the President, Board of Trustees, Chief Academic Officer, and members of the leadership team, the VPF&A has overall responsibility for the management, leadership, guidance, and direction of the financial and administrative services of the University.
Managing a broad portfolio of finance and operations functions, the VPF&A will build a culture of trust and transparency in the business office and embed a customer service approach in working with stakeholders across the university. The ideal candidate will possess 7-10 years of progressively responsible and relevant leadership in administration, finance, and operations in a higher education setting. A master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field from an accredited institution is required. A true connection to UArts’ mission and demonstrated interest in and openness to the arts will be equally important.
UArts’ mission – to advance human creativity – is rooted in the belief that creativity is the most essential skill for success in an ever-changing world. With roots in arts education that stretch back more than 145 years in Philadelphia, UArts offers a comprehensive slate of programs spanning design, visual arts, film, music, dance, theater, museum studies, and writing. The new VPF&A will join UArts under new presidential leadership and enjoy close collaboration with the President, Board of Trustees, and other campus leaders. UArts offers a flexible, rich curriculum to approximately 1,400 degree seeking students. The University’s FY22 budget was $52.7 million. It operates on a tuition-driven budget model and uses a zero-based yearly budgeting process. In 2018 the University launched Uniquely UArts: The Campaign for Creative Capital, which exceeded its $50 million goal, raising more than $67 million. For more information, visit UArt’s website at: https://www.uarts.edu/
For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile above.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in July and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by July 7, 2023.
Candidates should provide:
Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to: UArtsVPFA@agbsearch.com
Please direct nominations and inquiries to:
Ms. Monica Burton, Principal, email@example.com / (917) 825-2961
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org / (484) 554-4542
Mr. Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Associate, email@example.com / (802) 345-1279