Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, California
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Jan 14, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
Government & Institutions
Finance Officer

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Office of the President


Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.


We are seeking an experienced professional to serve as the institution’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at our administrative headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.



Under the leadership of the President, The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing all financial aspects to ensure the long term health and viability of the organization. This includes providing leadership in the areas of long term planning, development and implementation of financial policies, and sound management of fiscal operations.


Position Responsibilities

• Coordinate long term financial planning in alignment with the University’s strategic plans.

• Responsible for all financial related information reported to the Board of Trustees, senior management and governance groups.

• Lead daily operations of the accounting team.

• Advise the President and Board of Trustees on a broad range of issues that have financial impacts on the University.

• Work closely with the Sponsored Research Program Office on federal grant administration.



A Master’s degree in business, accounting or related field and 7 to 10 years of experience managing financial aspects of an education institution or non-profit organization is required.



Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, 2 weeks of vacation per year, 12 paid sick days per year, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, life insurance coverage, and professional development opportunities.




Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.


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Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at Opens a New Window.  to learn more.


We are committed to social justice and diversity and we encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.