Vice President for Finance and Administration

Department/Agency of position: 
South Dakota State University
Location of position: 
Brooks, SD
Not specified
Date Posted: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Job Description: 

South Dakota State University seeks a dynamic, strategic executive to serve as its next vice president for finance and administration.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced financial and administrative executive with a successful record of managing diverse operations, broad intellectual interests and a personal commitment to sustaining and strengthening the distinctive identity and mission of South Dakota State University. The VPFA will be a collaborative, transparent team member and skilled communicator with impeccable integrity. He or she will have substantial expertise in financial management to include strong understanding of responsibility centered management practices, accounting, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, internal controls and regulatory compliance, human resources, facilities management, as well as experience with diverse auxiliary business operations. Additional information can be found at

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 18, 2018. Candidates are asked to provide a resume, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Sophie Stava at

The South Dakota State University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.