Bethel College (soon to be Bethel University) seeks a mission-aligned, forward-thinking, Christian leader for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer.
The College: Bethel College is a four-year Christian college of the arts and sciences that will officially become Bethel University on May 6, 2019. Affiliated with the Missionary Church, the college is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an organization of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world, whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education.
Founded in 1947, the college community of 225 dedicated professionals supports and educates 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and several nations. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many thousands of community members in support of its 38 national athletic championships.
The Vice President/CFO: The Vice President for Administration and Finance / Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and is one of five senior leaders of the College/University, working beside vice presidents for Academic Services, Enrollment Management, Student Development, and Advancement.
Lead the Operations Team of six direct reports: Director of IT, Director of Physical Plant & Auxiliary Services, Director of Public Safety, Director of Human Resources, Controller/Business Office, Director of Institutional Research & Assessment;
Know, champion, and fulfill the Bethel College mission and values;
Support the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees as staff liaison -- data, communication, strategy, networking, responding to need, etc.;
Contribute meaningfully to strategic, College-wide decisions in partnership with the other four vice presidents on the President’s Cabinet;
Refine and execute weekly Scorecard metrics and quarterly major commitments in the GROW priorities;
Direct financial operations for the College, including monthly and quarterly financial reports in accordance with GAAP;
Forecast operations budgets for three years ahead, and cash flow one year ahead;
Administer internal controls and risk management protocols;
Represent the College to auditors, bankers, attorneys as needed; and
Other duties as assigned by the President to tailor the position around a candidate’s strengths.
CPA preferred; MBA desirable;
10 years of experience in senior leadership; higher education sector preferred;
Finance experience (beyond accounting);
Experience in managing across complex systems; and
Illustrative history of staff development.
Determining Mission Fit: Qualified applicants will be asked as they advance through the process to write their Christian testimony (1 page), demonstrate enough maturity in the Faith to disciple another person, sign and support our Lifestyle Covenant, and be vetted during interviews, in part, by fit with our understanding and expression of core Work Values: (1) Love God – Love People, (2) Creative Grit, and (3) Humble Excellence.
Nominations & Applications: EFL Associates (https://eflassociates.cbiz.com/), an executive search firm, is assisting Bethel College with its search for this key role. 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. In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate
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Applications should include:
A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly. Please note that references will not be contacted until further in the search process with prior approval by the applicant.
Bethel College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. In keeping with the mission of the institution, Bethel College seeks applicants with a strong commitment to the values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity and who profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian institution, we require faculty and staff to adhere to the College's Covenant of Lifestyleand to enforce a religiously based statement of responsibilities for all College employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel College, as an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Missionary Church, reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).
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About Bethel College - Indiana
Bethel College is a four-year Christian college of the arts and sciences that will officially become Bethel University on May 6, 2019. Founded in 1947, the college community of 225 dedicated professionals supports and educates 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and several nations. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many thousands of community members in support of its 38 national athletic championships.