University of Michigan — Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Now operating in its third century, the University of Michigan (U-M) continues its mission to serve the public through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values. Currently, the main campus in Ann Arbor, comprised of 3,200 acres, has approximately 44,000 faculty and staff and an enrollment of 48,000 students, about a third of whom are in graduate and professional studies. U-M is consistently ranked among the top institutions of higher education globally with 102 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally. The total operating budget for the Ann Arbor campus is approximately $10 billion for fiscal year 2021, including about $5 billion for the university health system.

The Position
The EVPCFO is a position of broad leadership for U-M, serving as one of three executive vice presidents reporting to the university’s president. This position’s portfolio includes U-M’s investment office, finance and accounting, facilities and campus operations, human resources, and shared services, as well as serving as the president’s chief advisor on financial matters. The EVPFCO is an executive officer of the institution and a member of the president’s executive leadership team. Within the portfolio of the position’s responsibilities, the EVPCFO has oversight responsibility that is inclusive of UM’s health system and academic medical center and its campuses in Dearborn and Flint, Michigan. The position oversees nearly 2,700 staff members in Business & Finance and an annual budget of approximately $609.9 million.

Candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience in leading and managing the financial, investment, human resource and/or operational affairs of a large, complex organization, including exceptionally strong strategic finance experience. The University will welcome senior leaders from industries outside academia, whether public or private, such as professional & financial services, life sciences, multi-lateral organizations and others. A combination of public sector and private sector experience and an understanding of the research university environment and medical centers or hospitals are desirable. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess significant experience in leading and managing change in an organization with multiple senior stakeholders; proven experience in leading functionally diverse teams of substantial size; and a track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and of commitment to equal employment opportunity.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin March 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at or Heather Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.