An Opportunity Invitation
Executive Director, Master’s Program in Financial Analysis
Gordon College seeks an executive director for its recently approved Master of Financial Analysis academic program. This new graduate program builds upon a growing undergraduate program in finance and is designed to prepare students for the CFA Level I and Level II exams, and to equip them for work in an increasingly global field through a variety of academic and professional opportunities, including internships in Hong Kong. A twelve-month (full-time) Master’s program, the M.S. in Financial Analysis will serve as an on-ramp for Christian liberal arts graduates to move into careers in finance and to gain a graduate education that is shaped by Christian values and ethics. We are excited by this vision and seek an executive director who can build a preeminent program that combines rigorous academic preparation in finance with robust spiritual formation.
The preferred candidate will have a terminal degree in a relevant area and a background in finance or related fields. The director must be able to build programs in a collaborative environment and have a track record of success in developing budgets, analyzing costs, developing business plans and marketing strategies. Moreover, the director must be able to recruit students and additional supporters for the program. As such, a background that will be respected in both the academy and the marketplace will be indispensable. An understanding of the field of higher education and aptitude for curriculum planning is also preferred.
The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator and collaborator, able to provide informed and persuasive leadership while maintaining strong working relationships with existing College colleagues. The ideal candidate will possess the maturity of a seasoned leader with the innovative spirit of an entrepreneur. Like all Gordon faculty and staff, the program director is required to support the College's Statement of Faith, Philosophy of Education, and Statement of Life and Conduct.
The Executive Director will:
- Advance the visibility of the program nationally and internationally
- Finalize the development of the curriculum of the Master’s in Financial Analysis
- Recruit and lead program faculty
- Ensure program quality through the establishment of entrance qualifications, internship experiences, and CFA exam passage rates
- Develop and oversee the budget and business plan for the program, in conjunction with the Dean of Academic Initiatives and Global Education
- Devise effective strategies for recruiting a diverse group of students into the program
- Work with the supporters of the program to advance the visibility, financial sustainability, and quality of the program
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges, and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. Gordon is located just north of Boston, with its renowned universities and vibrant industries in finance, technology and health care, Gordon is well positioned to expose students to world-class learning and professional opportunities. Faculty members have ready access to vibrant intellectual and research communities, connections that energize their scholarship, teaching and mentoring. The combined blessings of location, heritage, scholarship and global vision continue to inspire the mission of Gordon College: to graduate women and men distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.
The review of applicants will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses qualifications; a current resume; and the names and complete contact information for five professional references by March 31st.
For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.gordon.edu/hr/adminpositions
Gordon College believes that diversity is a necessary component of our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.