Clemson University Foundation — Chief Financial Officer

The Clemson University Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Foundation. The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader who has an innovative, ambitious and strategic perspective on how to grow and invest philanthropic funds for a large, complex public research university foundation and a vision for the stewardship and rapid growth of a $1 billion plus endowment. 

The CFO reports to and partners with the CEO, playing a critical role in developing, growing, and implementing fiscal management and reporting strategies across the CUF in support of the Foundation’s and Clemson University’s mission. In addition, the CFO will serve as advisor to the President and CEO, board of directors, and other relevant internal stakeholders and is an important partner to campus finance departments regarding management of gift funds. The CFO is responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. 

The Upstate region of South Carolina is geographically situated at the heart of the booming Charlotte-Atlanta corridor and is part of a 10-county region anchored by Greenville and Spartanburg. Good schools, good jobs, a booming international community and more make this an attractive place to relocate from anywhere in the world. The University’s 1,400-acre campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Clemson, SC.

A complete Position Profile may be found at: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/chief-financial-officer-of-the-foundation-clemson-university. 

For further information about the Clemson University Foundation, please visit: https://www.clemson.edu/giving/cufoundations/.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than the target date of October 17, 2022.

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ClemsonFoundationCFO@agbsearch.com and must include: 

  • Letter of interest stating how their experience and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the leadership profile.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided. References will not be contacted without prior authorization of the applicant.

Please direct nominations and inquiries to: Julie Staggs, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, Julie.staggs@agbsearch.com, 571.970.7895 or Larry Ladd, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, Larry.ladd@agbsearch.com, 508.274.0910.

Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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