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Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland (US)
$240K - $285K
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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Goucher College welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (CFO/SVP). Reporting to President Kent Devereaux, the CFO/SVP will oversee the financial, human resources, and administrative operations of the College and provide strategic leadership direction in the areas of budget and planning, auxiliary services, controller and financial services, treasury, and human resources. The CFO/SVP will be steadfast in their understanding and advocacy for strong financial governance, be collaborative, entrepreneurial and possess exceptional financial, strategic, and interpersonal skills.

The ideal CFO/SVP will possess a strategic, results-driven approach, strong leadership, and a proven track record in complex roles. They should have a robust financial leadership background, excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and sound decision-making abilities. This individual will emphasize innovation, efficiency, and collaboration. They should be tenacious, adaptable, analytical, and incorporate industry best practices while advocating for robust financial oversight.

Goucher’s community is seeking a leader who champions the values of liberal arts colleges and embraces Goucher’s focus on fostering critical thinking, global perspectives, and a commitment to study abroad and international education. Named one of the best national liberal arts colleges, most innovative colleges, and best colleges for study abroad by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College provides the academic and career experience that helps students become who they are meant to be. Goucher believes in the power of global education and makes it possible for 100% of its students to study abroad as part of their undergraduate education. With a range of in-demand programs and small class sizes, the core curriculum equips students to collaboratively address complex problems, successfully navigate a global economy, and tackle humanity’s most pressing issues. With a recent $55 million legacy gift, the largest in the College’s history, scholarships will be sustained in the coming years, securing ongoing opportunities and support for Goucher students.

Goucher College is a small, private, residential liberal arts institution in Towson, Maryland, serving approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate and post-baccalaureate students from across the United States and 28 countries around the world. Goucher’s scenic 287-acre campus is conveniently situated in the Baltimore suburbs, approximately one hour by train from both Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and two and a half hours from New York City. Goucher’s longstanding commitment to social justice, innovation, and global education is the foundation of its distinctive liberal arts education that prepares students within a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry, creativity, and critical and analytical thinking.


Goucher College has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Kenna Boyd, Associate Partner, and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications (resumes and letters of interest) electronically and in confidence to Thomas Lapierre at

The range of compensation for the position is expected to be between $240K - $285K. To learn about Goucher College’s outstanding benefits, see the website:


Goucher College is committed to creating a campus environment where everyone is welcome and encourages applications from individuals of diverse or underrepresented communities, as well as applicants with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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