Mount Mercy University, founded more than 85 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic University that provides excellent student focused baccalaureate and graduate education. The campus is located on a 40-acre campus in a tree lined residential neighborhood in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, equi-distant from Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis.
The University welcomes women and men of all beliefs to join in the pursuit of a distinctive quality education where there is an integration of liberal learning, professional preparation and service to those in need. Mount Mercy University’s mission is to promote reflective judgment, strategic communication, purposeful living, and the common good through its curriculum. With over 38 majors, including 10 accelerated degree programs for working adults and six graduate degrees in Business, Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Strategic Leadership, and Criminal Justice, the University has an enrollment of 1800 students and more than 300 faculty and staff.
The Vice President for Finance and Business is an executive level appointment, reporting directly to the President of the University and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the University’s senior administrative team. As fiduciary officer of the University and its Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President for Finance and Business is responsible for ensuring the fiscal integrity and strength of the institution by:
The individual in this position must demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to the University as a Catholic, Mercy institution of higher learning.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field; master’s degree and CPA along with higher education experience highly preferred. The candidate must be a proven leader with 5-7 years of success in leading the financial operations of a vibrant, contemporary organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate extraordinary proficiency in effective budget administration, strategic financial analysis and planning along with prudent investing and risk management. The successful candidate will also be familiar with contemporary financial aid leveraging/net revenue management systems.
APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a cover letter which outlines the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae/resume and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “VP for Finance.”
Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer.