Harper College invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Executive Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services (EVP). The EVP will be an experienced senior level administrator who has a strong financial and administrative background with the demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, complex, unionized institution that values shared governance, collaboration, transparency, equity, and data-informed decision-making. The successful candidate will demonstrate the skills, knowledge and ability to lead the finance and administrative areas of the college.
A public comprehensive community college, Harper serves more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago's northwest suburbs and is one of the nation's premier community colleges. The majority of Harper's activities take place on the 200-acre campus in Palatine, Illinois. The College also has two extension sites, the Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights, the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg; partners with Elgin Community College at the Education and Workforce Center in Hanover Park; and offers onsite classes at individual company locations on a contracted basis.
Harper's associate degree and certificate programs are organized in 10 academic areas of interest, including: Art, Design and Performing Arts; Business, Entrepreneurship & Information Technology; Education; Engineering, Math & Computer Science; Health Science; Liberal Arts, Language & Communication; Manufacturing & Construction; Physical & Life Science; Public Service; and Social Science. In addition to its degree programs and certificates in more than 40 career programs, Harper also offers workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes and developmental education. Harper is home to 1,465 employees: 646 faculty (205 full-time and 441 part-time), and 819 non-faculty (516 full-time and 303 part-time).
Reporting to Dr. Avis Proctor, who began her tenure as the sixth President of Harper College on July 1, 2019, the EVP will serve as the chief financial officer of the college. The Executive Vice President supports the college's mission, vision, strategic plan, philosophy, and core values by leading a finance and administrative services organization to provide sound institutional financial planning and management, efficient facilities, Information Services and Technology management, Human Resources Management, public safety and campus master planning services.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by January 13th, 2020. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here.
RH Perry & Associates is assisting Harper College in their search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Mr. Jesse Thompson at (617) 901-4880, Mr. Paul Doeg at (406) 220-2129, or to HarperEVP@rhperry.com.