Bethel College (soon to be Bethel University) seeks a mission-aligned, forward-thinking, Christian leader for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer.
The College: Bethel College is a four-year Christian college of the arts and sciences that will officially become Bethel University on May 6, 2019.
Founded in 1947, the college community of 225 dedicated professionals supports and educates 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and several nations. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many thousands of community members in support of its 38 national athletic championships.
The Vice President/CFO: The Vice President for Administration and Finance / Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and is one of five senior leaders of the College/University, working beside vice presidents for Academic Services, Enrollment Management, Student Development, and Advancement.
Lead the Operations Team of six direct reports: Director of IT, Director of Physical Plant & Auxiliary Services, Director of Public Safety, Director of Human Resources, Controller/Business Office, Director of Institutional Research & Assessment;
Know, champion, and fulfill the Bethel College mission and values;
Support the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees as staff liaison -- data, communication, strategy, networking, responding to need, etc.;
Contribute meaningfully to strategic, College-wide decisions in partnership with the other four vice presidents on the President’s Cabinet;
Refine and execute weekly Scorecard metrics and quarterly major commitments in the GROW priorities;
Direct financial operations for the College, including monthly and quarterly financial reports in accordance with GAAP;
Forecast operations budgets for three years ahead, and cash flow one year ahead;
Administer internal controls and risk management protocols;
Represent the College to auditors, bankers, attorneys as needed; and
Other duties as assigned by the President to tailor the position around a candidate’s strengths
Nominations & Applications: EFL Associates (https://eflassociates.cbiz.com/), an executive search firm, is assisting Bethel College with its search for this key roll. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public. In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate
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Applications should include:
A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly. Please note that references will not be contacted until further in the search process with prior approval by the applicant.
The ideal start date is no later than August 1, 2019, but is negotiable
Bethel College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. In keeping with the mission of the institution, Bethel College seeks applicants with a strong commitment to the values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity and who profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian institution, we require faculty and staff to adhere to the College's Covenant of Lifestyleand to enforce a religiously based statement of responsibilities for all College employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel College, as an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Missionary Church, reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).
CPA preferred; MBA desirable;
10 years of experience in senior leadership; higher education sector preferred;
Finance experience (beyond accounting);
Experience in managing across complex systems; and
Illustrative history of staff development.
Determining Mission Fit: Qualified applicants will be asked as they advance through the process to write their Christian testimony (1 page), demonstrate enough maturity in the Faith to disciple another person, sign and support our Lifestyle Covenant, and be vetted during interviews, in part, by fit with our understanding and expression of core Work Values: (1) Love God – Love People, (2) Creative Grit, and (3) Humble Excellence.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Bethel College
Bethel College, affiliated with the Missionary Church, is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.
In 2022, Bethel College celebrates its 75th Anniversary. That threshold is not an insignificant flip of the calendar. It could be a gateway, an appointed time which affects how we work now. Years pass swiftly whether we pay attention or not. Bethel decided to pay attention.
Bethel College prepares its students for their calling and career and to be ambassadors for Christ in the world. Founded in 1947, Bethel is an accredited evangelical Christian college of the arts and sciences. Students graduating from our programs (we offer more than 50 areas of study) have achieved:
Double the national average medical school acceptance rate . . .
100 percent job placement rate in nursing . . .
99 percent job placement rate in music education . . .
President Gregg A, Chenoweth, Ph.D. expects G...REATer things for Bethel. The GREATer Agenda: 2014–2018 was launched in March 2014, and focuses on five specific priorities: growth, revival, encore, aesthetics, and testify (GREAT).