Linfield University — Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO

During this time of growth and change, Linfield University seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the next Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer (VPFA). The VPFA will play an essential role in shaping the future of the University as it builds upon its reputation as one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Linfield occupies a unique space in the world of higher education, offering a traditional, in-person liberal arts undergraduate experience as well as the School of Business on its McMinnville campus, the School of Nursing on its Portland campus, and online and continuing education programs for distance learners. The VPFA will be responsible for overseeing all of the finance and administrative functions across the University and will develop short- and long-term planning that will strengthen Linfield’s financial position into the future. 

Reporting directly to the President, the VPFA will oversee a range of financial and administrative functions and positions including: Financial Services/Controller; Budget; Environmental Health and Safety; Facilities and Auxiliary Services; Human Resources; Information Services; and, an Executive Administrative Assistant. Working in collaboration with leaders and colleagues across the University, the VPFA will be responsible for overseeing the composition and administration of Linfield’s $60 million budget. The VPFA will be an essential spokesperson for Linfield, articulating financial and operational information to both internal and external audiences. They will communicate with clarity and transparency and will ensure that there are strong bridges between the Office of the VPFA and all other areas of the University. The strongest candidates for the VPFA role will demonstrate a record of strategic, innovative, and collaborative leadership, outstanding communication skills, and a clear appreciation for the value of a diverse and inclusive learning community.

Established in 1858, Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high-quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, home to the School of Nursing, is located in northeast Portland on a 20-acre campus with 11 buildings. Enrollment totals more than 1,900 with students coming from 24 states and 23 countries. Linfield has been ranked 1st among liberal arts universities in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to U.S. News & World Report.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Ethan Dubow, Managing Associate

For more information, please visit the full position profile and Linfield University’s home page at

Linfield University Values Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Linfield community believes that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. Linfield welcomes applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on Linfield’s diversity and inclusion efforts.