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Vice President for Finance


Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance (VPF). As the chief financial officer of the College with primary responsibility for fiscal affairs, the VPF is a key member of the President’s senior leadership team, contributing to overall institutional strategy and operations. The VPF will be joining the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, VP for Institutional Advancement, VP for Enrollment and Communications, VP for Institutional Planning and Assessment, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Special Assistant to the President on this Leadership Team. This individual will lead and direct the business office and the budget processes and will provide administrative support and advice to the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. The new VPF will join the Millsaps College community no later than January 1, 2016.

Founded in 1890, Millsaps College celebrates 125 years as an academic community committed to disciplined learning and the ideals of a liberal arts education as keys to a rewarding life. In keeping with its character as a residential liberal arts college and its historic role in the mission of the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College seeks to provide a learning environment that increases knowledge, deepens understanding of faith, and inspires the development of mature citizens with the intellectual capacities, ethical principles, and sense of responsibility that are needed for leadership in all sectors of society. Millsaps offers outstanding liberal arts and business programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degrees through the Else School of Management. Through these academic programs and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society, and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

To provide the leadership required in this position, the VP for Finance should possess a certain combination of personal qualities and professional expe¬rience. S/he should possess deep integrity, a high level of energy and an outstanding work ethic. Preference will be given to those with a master’s degree in a related field and/or a CPA and to candidates with experience in higher education; however, candidates from other areas of financial manage¬ment will be considered. The new VP for Finance  will have a proven track record of strategic decision-making and leadership as well as knowledge and understanding of fund accounting, cash flows and endowments, facilities planning, risk- and debt-management and budgeting. A collaborative person with the ability to communicate with the Board, colleagues across the university, and external constituents is critical. For a detailed profile of the position, please go to www.agbsearch.com/current-searches.

The Vice President for Finance search process will involve continual review of applicants until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be complete by September 7, 2015; however, applications will be received and considered until the position is filled.  Applications must include a letter of interest, resume and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word preferred) to: millsapsfinance@agbsearch.com

The search is being assisted by:
Oscar C. Page, Ph.D. Senior Consultant
AGB Search


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.