Simpson College — Vice President for Business and Finance

Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, invites nominations and expressions of interest as the College begins its search for a new Vice President for Business and Finance.

Simpson College is a four-year, comprehensive private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located just south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson’s picturesque 85-acre campus in Indianola is home to about 1,400 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 400 non-traditional students at two campuses in the Des Moines metro area.

The Vice President for Business and Finance reports directly to the President, is a member of the leadership team of the College and is charged with contributing to all aspects of College-wide strategic planning and implementation of the plan. Simpson seeks a person with a record of progressive leadership and management, strong financial acumen, and a passion for the small college. Reporting to the Vice President are the assistant vice president for business services, controller, director of procurement, director of human resources, campus services, food service, and bookstore.

The Search Committee is open to considering a variety of pathways to the vice president’s role. A bachelor’s degree is required and a CPA and/or Master’s degree desirable. While experience in higher education is desired, candidates from other areas of financial management with a strong record of leadership, management, and achievement with a clear understanding of the work of the academy are encouraged to apply.

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A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, complete applications should be received on or before October 11, 2016 and include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least four professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to:

Jill Johnson, Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations
Chair, CFO Search Committee
Simpson College

This search is being assisted by:

Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
AGB Search
Cell: (563) 380-4919

It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish) to apply. The entire Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: