National Institute on Aging

St. Lawrence University — Vice President for Finance and Administration


St. Lawrence University, a private, liberal arts university located near the St. Lawrence River in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, seeks a collaborative, operationally minded, and financially savvy leader to serve as its next Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA will have the distinct opportunity to leverage the university’s unique mission, location, and positive momentum on campus to help this esteemed institution continue to achieve its mission “to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise.”

St. Lawrence is a nationally recognized, independent, private, non-denominational, predominantly undergraduate university serving 2,175 students. The oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State, the University has a vaunted history of delivering highly personalized and meaningful college experiences for motivated students from all backgrounds and particularly those from rural upstate New York, exposing them to new opportunities; developing a holistic sense of self; and providing a path toward independence, personal and professional resilience and nimbleness, preparation for global citizenship, and intellectual breadth. The powerful student experience produces impactful and fiercely committed alumni and contributes to a strong sense of community for Laurentians on campus and beyond.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration will be a motivating and inspiring change agent who will work with senior leadership and financial stakeholders across the institution’s breadth to continue shaping St. Lawrence’s strategic, financial, and operational visions and goals. They will be one of the main drivers leading the institutional community to operationalize and internalize a newly crafted financial vision predicated on long-term financial stability, a vision that will allow for continued programmatic innovation and institutional development.

St. Lawrence University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this important search and to help identify outstanding candidates. All inquiries, applications, and nominations for this opportunity should be directed to the search firm as indicated below.

Dan Rodas, Partner
Katy Ryan, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

All members of the St. Lawrence University community are valued equally. We are committed to inclusiveness and diversity in our faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum. Awareness training for students, faculty and staff is designed to eliminate all forms of unlawful discrimination. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and subscribes fully to all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s legally protected status, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York Human Rights Law. The University does not discriminate against students, faculty, staff, or other beneficiaries on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, color, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, military status, familial status, prior arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other legally-protected status. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply for employment with the University.