Saint Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary here is seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer [CFO] to direct and oversee all seminary financial activities, including preparation of current financial reports and projections for the future. The CFO is also responsible for supervising seminary operations.
The CFO will report to the Dean and serve as administrative liaison on the Finance Committee of the seminary’s Board of Trustees. The CFO also will meet on a regular basis with the seminary’s department heads and Business Manager to coordinate effective functioning of general operations, auxiliary enterprises, and other activities bearing on the financial well-being of the seminary.
Candidates for the position should have proven ability in administration and finance, with good analytical, organizational, communication and management skills, a strong commitment to the seminary’s mission, and an eagerness to help shape its vision for the future. He or she must be able to think strategically, possess a broad institutional perspective, and be able to interact with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, seminary benefactors and supporters, and ecclesiastical and corporate entities. While a degree in business administration or accounting is not a prerequisite for the position, a candidate must have a solid knowledge of budgeting, accounting, business operations, financial management, and the use of information systems, including computer database and accounting application systems. A collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork is a necessity, as are high ethical standards and strength of character.
A detailed description of the position and its responsibilities, together with additional information, may be found by logging on to the seminary web site or by writing to CFO Search, Office of the Dean, Saint Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Road, Crestwood NY 10707.
Established in 1938, Saint Vladimir Seminary offers a variety of academic programs designed to prepare clergy, lay ministers, religious educators, choir directors, and other Church workers for ministry in the Church. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, serves as the seminary’s President.