Chief Business Officer

Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS), Emory University’s largest undergraduate division, seeks an accomplished and experienced leader to serve as its next Chief Business Officer (CBO). Reporting to the Dean of Emory College, the CBO will oversee and strengthen the College’s business and financial operations, strategic resource planning, and data-informed decision capabilities in support of its educational mission.  As a member of the leadership team, the CBO will be a trusted partner to the Dean, other senior leaders, faculty, and staff of the College as well as the broader University. 


The ideal candidate will be an effective leader, natural collaborator, skilled communicator, and will build trusting relationships across Emory. The candidate will also have a strategic, decision-enabling mindset, and keen financial acumen that will allow them to effectively advise and partner with College leadership and key stakeholders.  The CBO should have experience with financial analysis, reporting, and strategy, preferably in a higher education environment, as well as knowledge and experience of operational areas, particularly facilities management, research administration, and information technology. The ideal candidate should be committed to transparency and playing an engaged role within the College and across the University with dedication to the educational mission.


The successful candidate should hold a master's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration; and have ten years of related financial and business experience which includes a minimum of five years senior level experience in fiscal and business management.


Emory University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence to:


Rebecca Kennedy, Partner

Ryan Leichenauer, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER: Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.