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Vice President for Finance

Position Description

Millsaps College invites applications for the position of Vice President for Finance. The Vice President for Finance is the chief financial officer of the College and has primary responsibility for the fiscal affairs of the College. The Vice President develops and executes sound fiscal policy and is responsible for budget planning, execution, and control; accounting and financial reporting; student accounts and financial services; physical plant oversight; purchasing operations; insurance and property control; risk management; and human resources oversight. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President is a member of the Executive Staff and College Cabinet and serves as liaison to the Finance, Investment, and Audit committees of the Board of Trustees.


Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; a CPA and Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field are highly preferred. A minimum of ten years of experience in college or university finance and business is strongly preferred, while related experience or an equivalent combination of education and training will be considered. Experience in a selective liberal arts college setting is also preferred.

Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills in addition to well-developed skills in written and oral communication are expected. Candidates must also demonstrate experience in strategic planning and as a strategic thinker.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a current resume, a letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy of strategic financial planning and management in higher education, and three references who may be contacted about the candidate’s experience and past performance. Review of applications will begin on July 15 and continue until August 15, or until the position is filled. Materials including resume, references and salary requirements should be submitted via email to Julie Daniels, Director of Human Resources. Please write “Vice President, Finance” in the subject line of the email.

Millsaps College is a selective, nationally ranked, privately supported liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. A member of the Associated Colleges of the South ACS and NITLE, Millsaps has an NCATE accredited education program and is one of only eight colleges in the nation with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an AACSB accredited MBA program. The College occupies an attractive 100 acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson, the capital of the state and its political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center. It is located across from a major medical center and several blocks from a state park and natural science museum. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.