Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), located in Chicago, Illinois, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA).
The new VPFA will join NEIU during a time of optimism and forward momentum. Dr. Gloria J. Gibson was appointed President by NEIU's Board of Trustees on March 15, 2018 and is embarking on a bold vision of transformation to further the institution's mission of providing an exceptional academic experience and preparing a diverse community of students for leadership and service within the region and beyond as outlined in NEIU’s Strategic Plan.
Reporting to the President, the VPFA will serve as the chief finance officer of the University, sit on the President's cabinet, and provide leadership and a broad strategic focus for all financial and operational matters. The VPFA is responsible for supporting the executive team and other stakeholders with key financial and operational information and driving a culture of innovation in managing NEIU's business operations. The VPFA will advise the President and the campus community on all aspects of the University's financial affairs, including financial planning, policy and analysis, financial records and reporting, budget development, cash management, risk management, management of the external audit process, and the development and implementation of a comprehensive technology plan.
Northeastern is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is deeply committed to affirmative action principles. At Northeastern, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our campus community, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Northeastern is dedicated to building a Cabinet that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. NEIU seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial leader who is forward thinking and committed to fostering fiscal and operational excellence. The successful candidate will be an exceptional member of a senior team that values collaboration, cooperation, inclusivity and transparency. The VPFA will bring experience overseeing financial operations and business functions, ideally in a university setting, and will display successful stewardship of University assets and management of risks in alignment with the organization's mission and vision.
Founded in 1867, NEIU is a vibrant public research and learning community. Over the past 151 years, the University has trained teachers and school administrators, produced leaders representing the Chicago metropolitan area in city, state, and national politics, and enriched the lives of our students by fostering their academic and professional excellence. NEIU provides a supportive learning environment which has a student-teacher ratio of 16-to-1 and supports mentoring relationships and experiential learning. NEIU is the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The ethnic, cultural, age, sex/gender, economic and language diversity of the University is one of the most precious resources and a fundamental responsibility of the institution.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 1, 2019. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Northeastern Illinois University’s consultants Amy Crutchfield and Andrew Bowen at NEIU_VPFA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can also be reached through Paula Verace at email@example.com.
Northeastern Illinois University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.