Yeshiva University seeks a vice president for finance and administration (VPFA) to form a strong partnership with an exciting and visionary new president, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, and his leadership team to shape the next chapter of the University’s important history. Yeshiva University is the world’s premier Jewish institution for higher education. Rooted in Jewish thought and tradition, it sits at the educational, spiritual and intellectual epicenter of a robust global movement that is dedicated to advancing the moral and material betterment of the Jewish community and broader society.
As the University works to achieve its strategic priorities, it seeks a financial leader with a distinguished record of achievement as a senior director and a superb communicator with exceptional analytical skills.
Reporting directly to President Berman and as a member of his senior team, the VPFA will serve as an essential partner and strategic advisor to and work collaboratively with board members, other senior leaders, deans, faculty, students and staff in advancing the institution’s strategic priorities. The VPFA will provide strategic financial leadership, strengthen budget processes that prioritize academic planning, and optimize structures and processes to maximize effectiveness and impact. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful senior leadership in finance and administration, and demonstrated accomplishments developing and attaining strategic goals and objectives, preferably in higher education or a similarly complex organizational setting. While successful leadership experience in higher education is preferred, analogous experience outside higher education will be considered.
Candidates must bring a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. The VPFA will understand and respect shared governance, and will be an advocate for an environment that promotes inclusive decision-making, best practices, student success and a sense of community across the University. An MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.
A comprehensive leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and should be submitted via email to YeshivaVP@wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration application materials (including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae/resume and the names and contact information for five references) should be received by September 30, 2019. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Dennis M. Barden and Kim Brettschneider, at 630-575-6152.
Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.