Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer

Position Overview

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President Putnam and Central College, located in Pella, Iowa, seek a seasoned, highly accomplished visionary financial executive as its next Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer.

Central is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, its leadership formation and, most importantly, for its work creating genuine connections among students, faculty, coaches and alumni that help graduates realize their career aspirations for a lifetime. The college is steadfastly devoted to cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the depth and breadth of its academic programs and career preparation through experiential learning.

The Central academic community is dedicated to educating undergraduate students. Nearly 350 full-time faculty and staff members, serve approximately 1,120 undergraduates, who hail from Iowa and more than 35 other states and countries around the world. The power of the Central global network through alumni, parents, donors and corporate partners brings significant opportunities for the college and its students.

Central’s home of Pella, Iowa, is a thriving community of more than 10,000. Pella impressively appears in Oprah’s 2021 “60 Charming American Towns You Haven’t Heard of But Should Visit ASAP.” The community is famous for its annual Tulip Time Festival, its Dutch pastries and its fully functional 1850s-style windmill. Pella is located just minutes from Red Rock Lake, Iowa’s largest lake, and is the corporate headquarters of several international companies, including Vermeer Corporation, Pella Corporation, Precision Pulley & Idler and Lely North America. Niche.com named Pella one of the Best Places to Raise a Family in Iowa and one of the Best Places to Live in Iowa in 2021.

The next Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer must have comfort with ambiguity and welcome the opportunity to consistently reframe issues to continuously strengthen the college. Successful experience in a private enrollment-driven higher education institution is a plus. Central also welcomes candidates from other post-secondary sectors and professional walks of life outside higher education. Applicants should present the attributes outlined in the Search Profile or clearly show the requisite aptitude and track record of mastering new subject matter. Candidates will embrace Central’s mission. Candidates whose careers have been in areas outside higher education must demonstrate previous engagement with post-secondary education. Illustrative examples include teaching, volunteer service and leadership.

A complete position profile may be found above.

Additional information about Central College may be found at: central.edu

Nominations and Applications

The college is seeking a diverse pool of candidates. To receive full consideration, materials should be received on or before Monday, January 10, 2022, with anticipated announcement of a new VPFA in mid-February. Starting date to be determined in consultation with the successful candidate.

Candidates are asked to submit electronically in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF:

  1. A letter of interest reflecting on the leadership attributes noted in the Search Profile;
  2. A resume;
  3. The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references. References will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the candidate.

Please direct inquiries to:                                                 

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Executive Search Consultant, fred.moore@agbsearch.com /    (712) 299-2544

Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination in employment is specifically prohibited except in cases of a bona fide occupational qualification. Additionally, the college prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information (for employees), or any other characteristic protected by law. Central College students have equal rights, privileges and responsibilities unless specifically restricted by college disciplinary action.