Vice President for Operations & Finance
Covenant College is seeking a gifted senior leader with experience in operations and finance to provide strategic leadership for, and ensure execution in, the College's business functions. The successful candidate will be an individual possessing business acumen, creativity, and a bias for execution who can build and guide effective teams, set long-term direction while ensuring day-to-day effectiveness, and develop strategies for preserving institutional business sustainability. In an era when the value and viability of traditional, residential higher education have been called into question, this individual will work alongside other members of the College's senior leadership to ensure Covenant College's ongoing mission effectiveness and financial sustainability.
The Vice President for Operations & Finance is responsible to the President for setting direction for and overseeing execution in all operational and financial aspects of Covenant College. The VPOF is charged with developing and ensuring implementation of the College's strategic financial plan as well as its annual budget. In addition, the VPOF serves as a member of the College Cabinet, providing business perspective on the educational services offered by the College and functioning as an integral member of the senior leadership of the College. The VPOF oversees the strategic direction and management of Finance & Accounting, Facilities/Maintenance & Operations, Human Resources, Technology Services, and Auxiliary Enterprises/Independent Operations.
Covenant College is a four-year, residential college offering degree programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and in pre-professional disciplines. Covenant is one of only five members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that are ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the only one of those located in the South (one of the more demographically vibrant regions of the country). The College boasts outstanding outcomes, both academically (94% of graduates who attend graduate school are enrolled in their first- or second-choice graduate program; recent placements include Columbia Law, NYU Law, Georgetown law, John Hopkins School of International Studies, the University of Virginia's School of Public Policy, Duke Medical School, Washington University Medical School, Cal-Berkeley's PhD program in Economics) and spiritually (96% of graduates report that they remain committed to the Christian faith, and 95% report that they are members or regular attenders of a local church). Covenant is the college of the Presbyterian Church in America, standing squarely in the midst of a tradition that values deeply the redeeming work of Jesus Christ in the lives of his people and the theological commitments of the Reformed tradition. The College is located on a stunningly beautiful, mountaintop campus and is adjacent to the vibrant city of Chattanooga, which was rated by Outside Magazine in 2016 as the Best Town Ever for those who love the outdoors and was described by President Barack Obama as a "tornado of innovation" for its dynamic startup scene.
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Interested and qualified candidates should send the following application materials to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Letter of Interest
- A testimony of Christian faith and experience (no more than one page)
- A response to the following documents (no more than one page per document):