Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer (Deputy Director)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
March 13, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, a renowned art museum and distinguished center for research and higher education, seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to serve as its Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer (Deputy Director). With a visionary Director and a strong and dedicated leadership team, the Deputy Director will build upon the Clark's historic strengths as a renowned art museum and distinguished center for research and higher education whose experiential education and community engagement advance a vision that celebrates the distinctiveness of its constituent parts. Reporting directly to the Director, the Deputy Director will provide strategic leadership in the areas of Business and Operations, Finance, Information Technology and Digital Transformation, Human Resources, and Building and Grounds. The Deputy Director will serve as an integral member of the Director's leadership team, assisting the Director in setting strategic goals, determining policy, and resolving the range of significant issues that arise from daily management to long range financial concerns.
The incoming Deputy Director will be an accomplished financial and operational leader who will supervise finance, facilities including campus security, information and media services, retail/ museum shop, risk management, outside catering and food service vendors, grounds, and human resources. In addition, the Deputy Director works regularly with the Institute's legal counsel, insurance underwriters, and government agencies, and other staff and special projects as needed. With the Director, the Deputy Director will serve as the staff liaison for the following Board committees: Executive, Budget and Finance, Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Investments, Nominating and Governance.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following capabilities and attributes:
Significant experience leading and managing day-to-day operations in a complex setting;
Success as a chief financial officer, with an understanding of the operational complexities associated with non-profit and/or higher education institutions;
Experience supporting governing boards and participating in committees or subgroups of a financial, administrative or operational nature;
Demonstrated understanding/expertise in strategic financial planning, budget planning, financial and investment management, debt financing, cash flow management, investment strategies, and other financial functions;
Ability to lead information technology within finance, digital technology, capital projects, and facilities management, and other administrative areas;
Possess the ability to lead with a decisive, consultative, and hands-on leadership style, foster open communications, and proactively build positive relationships exhibiting a high level of integrity that inspires trust and confidence;
Ability to operate with transparency and communicate financial information to senior leaders, and board members, as well as colleagues across the institution who do not have a finance background;
Curiosity about and willingness to embrace the complex and mutually beneficial relationships that exist within the museum, and between other affiliated institutions;
Demonstrated interest in increasing the transparency of business and operational practices;
Successful record of hiring, developing, managing, and mentoring a large staff; and
A Master's degree in a related discipline is preferred.
Andy Evans and Mo Lashendock of Koya Leadership Partners have been retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. The institute provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. This policy applies throughout the Institute, and all departments and personnel are responsible for its implementation. Please see the full position profile for more information.