Vice President for Administration and Finance

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Application deadline: March 20, 2020

Senior Consultant: Wanda Bigham

Consultant: Shally Wise

Cottey College, an independent, non-sectarian, liberal arts and sciences college for women located 90 miles south of Kansas City in Nevada, Missouri, seeks a dynamic and experienced Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) who can build on recent successes and further the College’s mission and vision. The VPAF, a member of the President’s Council, reports to the President of the College, Dr. Jann Weitzel, and works collaboratively with other executives, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

This vice president will provide sound, forward-thinking financial direction to the College, based on established institutional values and strategic planning priorities while serving as a change leader, relationship-builder, and steward of the institution’s human, financial, and physical assets. The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience and a record of progressive achievement to the position, as well as the ability to develop and implement strategies that leverage the unique assets and opportunities of the College. Prime candidates will have a master’s degree in business administration or a related field and seven years of progressive experience in higher education management or a related setting.

Cottey College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultant Wanda Bigham at For additional information about Cottey College, please visit Please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website at

Applications should be submitted electronically to and must include a cover letter that addresses the credentials and experience noted in the position profile, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 20, 2020 can be assured full consideration.


Cottey College is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees in all aspects of campus life. The College does not unlawfully discriminate in educational programs, recruitment and admissions of applicants, school-administrated activities or programs, or employment opportunities, policies, or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

In addition, and in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Cottey College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, school-administrated activities or programs, or employment opportunities, policies, or practices.