Vice President for Finance and Administration
Application deadline: January 12, 2024
Senior Consultant: Caroline Whitson
Associate Consultant: Carolyn Kelly
Wilson College invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The college seeks a creative, visionary leader of the business affairs staff and for the campus community who will be a valued, proactive partner for President Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D. and the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who will work with other members of the senior leadership team to enable Wilson to respond to the changing higher education environment and create a vision for a sustainable future for the institution.
Wilson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1869 as a college for women by two Presbyterian ministers, the Rev. Dr. Tryon Edwards and Rev. James W. Wightman, and remains affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Sarah Wilson, for whom the College is named, provided the initial gift for the establishment of the College. She was the first living woman in the United States to endow a college for women. Today, Wilson admits women and men of all ages to its bachelor’s and associate degree programs, as well as post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. By providing a quality, private education at a price competitive with regional public institutions, Wilson remains committed to delivering value and affordability to its students and their families.
The new VPFA will be called upon to demonstrate expertise in financial and human resources management and oversight of contract facilities management. The VPFA will be a valued partner, a creative thinker, and a proactive, visionary leader of the business affairs staff and campus community, and an important member of the senior leadership team. To be successful, the new vice president must share the resilient spirit of innovation that characterizes Wilson, be adaptable and embrace change, and value transparency. The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in alternative resource generation and collaborative partnership with senior leadership to advance institutional engagement and innovation. The next VPFA will continue to move Wilson College forward and will secure the future of the College as a visionary partner for transformative leadership.
The Search Committee for Wilson College’s next VPFA is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to WilsonVPFA@academicsearch.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by January 12, 2024, can be assured full consideration.
Applications should consist of (in three separate PDF attachments) a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationships with each; references will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. For more information about the opportunity, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website. Confidential conversations about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant, Caroline Whitson (Caroline.Whitson@academicsearch.org).
Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion/creed, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or status as a veteran or any other characteristic protected by the applicable federal, state or local laws.