Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the experience level, credentials, and characteristics of the candidate. An outstanding benefits package will be included as part of a complete compensation package.
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Graceland University invites applications and nominations from dynamic, entrepreneurial financial professionals for the position of
Vice President, Business & Finance.
The new Vice President for Business and Finance (VPBF) will engage with Graceland President Dr. Patricia H. Draves, a deeply committed andexperiencedadministrativeteam,andanactive,engagedboard of trustees.
Together these groups will continue to develop and implement a strategic plan that builds upon Graceland’s rich history and leads to the support and development of graduates pre- pared for success and fulfillment.
The VPBF serves as the senior business and finance officer of the University, responsible for accounting, budget management, fiscal operations, facilities, human resources, and information technology. This position is expected to facilitate business process improvement, develop strategic financial plans, oversee all financial matters, risk management and related compliance issues of the University and advise the President and Board regarding business model improvement, investments, and talent management strategies as well new streams of revenue. The VPBF is a member of the President’s cabinet and works collaboratively with the other senior officers and university staff and faculty.
Master’s degree in business, accounting or finance is expected.
Minimum of five years’ experience in financial management.
Experience in leading growth initiatives and projects.
A leader, mentor, and manager able to direct and inspire, Human Resources, Accounting, Business Services, Facilities IT, and a digital transformation of the
Adept at understanding long-range economic trends and able to project their impact on future growth and market share.
Sees and resolves financial issues and evaluates performance against
Experience in strategic planning, financial assessment, and development of policy to enhance growth.
Demonstrated success in shaping and developing administration and creating collaborative relationships across all facets of the university.
EFL Associates (https://eflassociates.cbiz.com), an executive search firm, is assisting Graceland Universitywith its search for this important leadership position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search; at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.
Graceland University is a private university with campuses in Lamoni, Iowa, and Independence, Missouri. The university offers degree completion and master's degree programs at satellite campuses in Centerville and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Trenton, Missouri. It also offers undergraduate and graduate programs online. The university was founded in 1895. Graceland was established by, and is affiliated with, the Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS Church).
Graceland's main campus in Lamoni offers over 50 academic programs, including 9 preprofessional programs and 35 undergraduate majors. The residential campus also offers 18 varsity sports, campus-wide activities, and intramural sports.