Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology was founded to “furnish education in the mechanical arts.” Today, almost 4,000 undergraduates pursue degrees in 23 engineering, technology, design, and management disciplines across five schools. In addition to offering certificate programs, graduate students may pursue 13 master’s degrees. 

While Wentworth offers traditional semesters, the hallmark of a Wentworth education remains the robust co-op program, offering hands-on experiences that offer depth of learning, relevant experiences, and valuable networking opportunities. More than 38 percent of the class of 2023 were offered post-graduate full-time employment by their co-op employer. This approach to professionally relevant education is uniquely woven into the fabric of Wentworth, where students are encouraged to make connections across disciplines, in classrooms, labs, and as active participants in industry. Among the Class of 2022, 95 percent were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Additionally, of those employed, 97 percent reported working in their desired field or major, while earning a median starting salary of $70,020 (an increase of approximately nine percent from the prior year).

Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, and shares many facilities, resources, and activities with nearby institutions. With this membership, Wentworth students are entitled to register for courses with participating neighboring institutions at no additional cost. Wentworth is also a member of the Tuition Exchange, a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at 645+ member schools nationwide.

Wentworth earned the top spot in the latest New York Times college ranking when prioritizing earnings, economic mobility, and economic diversity among colleges in Massachusetts.

The Institute’s current operating budget is $151 million, and the value of its endowment is $161 million. In April, Moody’s affirmed Wentworth’s credit rating at the current level of Baa1 with a stable outlook.

By integrating a hands-on approach into academics, in the classroom, and through co-op, Wentworth prioritizes the long-term career success of our students. This close connection between academic experience and on-the-job proficiency directly translates to higher earnings and accelerated career growth.

The Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (“SVP”) will oversee budgeting and forecasting, financial planning and analysis, finances, accounting, treasury, and endowment. The SVP will provide premier service to the university in the stewardship of its financial, human, physical, technological, and informational resources. 

In a newly expanded critical role, the SVP is a key partner in developing the Institution’s financial strategy and working collaboratively with the President and University leadership, as well as the Board of Trustees, ensuring that the institutions operational and capital resources are deployed responsibly and consistently with the strategic plan of the institution. The SVP will directly report to the President.

With a focus on operational excellence and service, the SVP will oversee a portfolio of divisional units, including the following:

  • Finance
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Purchasing and auxiliary enterprise services
  • Information technology
  • Facilities planning and business management
  • Real estate and capital projects
  • Human resources and people operations
  • Legal compliance and risk management
  • Campus safety units

The successful candidate will have an established record of progressively responsible positions in relevant finance and administrative roles. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an MBA, CPA, or other advanced degree is preferred.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be sent to WITSVP@russellreynolds.com

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

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