Education, Financial Officers, Higher Education

Vice President, Financial Planning and Chief Business Officer

  • Merrimack College
  • North Andover, MA

This position has been filled.

Merrimack College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Business Officer (VPFP&CBO). This is an opportunity for a highly strategic and results driven leader who can be the strategic business officer for the College and a strong partner to the President and College leadership on financial modeling, process improvement, forecasting as well as act as point person on major financial negotiations for the College.

The Office of Financial Planning and Budget is responsible for overseeing a broad array of financial and organizational matters of the College. The VPFP&CBO will report directly to the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (EVP/CFO/COO), advise the President, and work closely with the Vice President of Finance and Controller. The VPFP&CBO will oversee two direct reports in the budget office.  With the ongoing growth that is occurring at Merrimack College, this position is a great opportunity to play an essential role in being part of an emerging new structure at Merrimack as the college continues its unprecedented growth and transition to a research focused institution. Merrimack will look to continue implementing a new budget model with an RCM mindset, and the VPFP&CBO will work well with academic leadership to implement this initiative.  This role will be expected to lead internal analysis of current processes and procedures, helping to identify and propose plans for efficiencies and innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities to invest in future growth, as well as being responsible for oversight of major vendor contract negotiations and financial arrangements. Working with the EVP and President, this position will also work with the Board of Trustees on long range financial analysis and strategic initiatives for the College. 

The review of materials will begin immediately. Application materials shall include a resume and a cover letter outlining interest; administrative experience; academic experience; and experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning. All applications and nominations will be treated confidentially. For best consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to

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