Job No: 493595 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Business Affairs Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Accounting/Finance
Position Summary: Yeshiva University seeks a vice president for finance and administration (VPFA) to form a strong partnership with an exciting and visionary new president, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, and his leadership team to shape the next chapter of the University's important history. Yeshiva University is the world's premier Jewish institution for higher education. Rooted in Jewish thought and tradition, it sits at the educational, spiritual and intellectual epicenter of a robust global movement that is dedicated to advancing the moral and material betterment of the Jewish community and broader society.
As the University works to achieve its strategic priorities, it seeks a financial leader with a distinguished record of achievement as a senior director and a superb communicator with exceptional analytical skills.
Reporting directly to President Berman and as a member of his senior team, the VPFA will serve as an essential partner and strategic advisor to and work collaboratively with board members, other senior leaders, deans, faculty, students and staff in advancing the institutions strategic priorities. The VPFA will provide strategic financial leadership, strengthen budget processes that prioritize academic planning, and optimize structures and processes to maximize effectiveness and impact. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful senior leadership in finance and administration, and demonstrated accomplishments developing and attaining strategic goals and objectives, preferably in higher education or a similarly complex organizational setting. While successful leadership experience in higher education is preferred, analogous experience outside higher education will be considered.
Experience & Educational Background:
Candidates must bring a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. The VPFA will understand and respect shared governance and will be an advocate for an environment that promotes inclusive decision-making, best practices, student success and a sense of community across the University. An MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and should be submitted via email to
For fullest consideration application materials (including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae/resume and the names and contact information for five references) should be received by September 30, 2019. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.
Material that must be mailed may be sent to:
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Attention: Dennis M. Barden and Kim Brettschneider
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, Dennis M. Barden and Kim Brettschneider, at 630-575-6152.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.