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Vice President for Finance and Business Development

Organization: CCCU
Date Posted: 1/21/2019
City: Washington
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Finance
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) seeks a Vice President for Finance and Business Development who is responsible for directing the full financial and strategic operations of this $12 million non-profit firm in 3 states and 6 countries. The successful candidate will be a certified public accountant who has the expertise to forecast, manage budgets, and test the feasibility of new endeavors. More significantly, this position will also assist the President to seek and propose new business opportunities and partnerships to enhance the CCCU’s value to its 180 members. Candidates should be familiar with higher education and the non-profit sector. Candidates without higher educational background but with a financial and strategic experience in secular settings will be considered if he or she demonstrates a full appreciation of the CCCU mission. Finally, this position also directs the administrative functions of the organization which include information technology and facilities and provides business oversight to the international educational programs of the CCCU. The Vice President for Finance & Business Development reports to the President and serves on the cabinet. This position also interfaces with the CCCU board of directors (i.e. Presidents of leading CCCU institutions) and often staffs board directed tasks. The successful candidate will have an executive mindset which enjoys being part of a cabinet team, seeking to build and develop immediate team members and enhance overall organizational wellbeing. All CCCU employees work to understand not only their own particular responsibilities but also the work of the entire organization. This enables all employees to pray for and work towards the success and flourishing of all colleagues and their work. The position requires domestic and international travel.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS • Have an understanding and a strong appreciation for the Christian mission and purpose of the CCCU and its BestSemester programs • Hold a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license • Preferably hold a Masters of Business Administration or an equivalent degree • Have minimum of ten years of significant financial administration experience; international financial accounting experience is a plus • Be a team builder who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and who possesses excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills • Have experience with grants, contracts, and real estate opportunities • Be a strategic visionary with sound analytical ability, good judgment, innovative thinking, and a strong operational focus • Be willing to occasionally travel domestically and internationally (~20%)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS • Abiding faith in Jesus Christ and committed to the Nicene Creed • Resolutely committed to Christ-centered higher education • Commitment to the ideals of Christian living and leadership • Prayerful dependence on God and gracious in leadership • Large capacity for hard work and giving credit to others, practicing gratitude • Good sense of humor .


How to Apply / Contact


We encourage nominations by others to this position; names of interest may confidentially be submitted to Dale Kemp of KEMPsearch.

Applicants and expressions of interest require an online application by emailing to KEMPsearch as indicated below. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a statement of your Christian faith.

Nominations and applications received by February 1, 2019 will receive first attention; later applications will be accepted until the position is appointed. Please, no paper applications or phone calls to the CCCU.

Applications should be emailed to Dale A. Kemp, and include:

• Letter of Interest

• Resume or curriculum vitae,

• A statement of your Christian faith

Further description of this opportunity may be found at



Dale A. Kemp, MBA, CPA


243 Lugonia St.

Newport Beach CA 92663