Loras College
  • VP & COO
  • Dubuque, IA, USA
  • To be discussed at interview
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Time Salaried Benefits


Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa announces the search for a new Vice President & Chief Operations Officer (VP & COO). The VP & COO will lead the Finance and Administrative Services division and report directly to the President of the College. As a member of the President's Executive Team, the VP & COO provides strategic direction and thought leadership to the formulation, implementation, and administration of College-wide financial and operational policies and goals. The VP & COO will work closely with the President and Board of Regents in developing strategic initiatives for the growth and financial well-being of the institution. The successful candidate will be a strategic problem solver who takes a value-based approach to leading all aspects of the College's financial and business operations to include regular interactions with campus community leaders, banking partners, and vendors. The VP & COO will respect shared governance and promote teamwork, inclusive decision-making and a sense of community. The appointee will take office in the fall of 2021.


Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation programs, as well as several graduate programs. The Loras College community embraces the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service that define the way we work, behave, and relate to others. These values align with our college mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makes, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles.


A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field is required. A CPA, CMA or MBA is preferred. While higher education experience is desirable, comparable experience outside of higher education will be considered. At least seven to ten years of related progressive experience is expected. Candidates should have a successful track record of senior leadership in business management, finance, operations or a related area(s). Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work in a team environment; collaborative management style; and a strong commitment to diversity are critical. Candidates will be expected to support and advance the mission of the College and effectively advocate the College's Catholic identity.


Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, tuition remission/exchange programs, membership at the Wellness Center and Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, and free admission to many college events.

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Loras College will be evaluating applications as they are received and will narrow the pool by the earliest possible date. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new VP & COO is selected, candidates should submit their materials as soon as possible for the most favorable consideration.

Applicants must go to https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs to apply and to view the comprehensive VP & COO Profile. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with the email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before a written offer is extended.

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