Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer

The Clark Art Institute seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to serve as its Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer. Working alongside a visionary Director and a strong leadership team, the Deputy Director furthers the Clark’s mission as both an art museum and a center for research and higher education. The Deputy Director provides strategic leadership in the areas of business and operations, finance, information technology and digital transformation, human resources, and building and grounds.
As an integral member of the Director’s leadership team, the Deputy Director is an accomplished financial and operational leader who supervises facilities including campus security, information and media services, retail/museum shop, risk management, outside catering and food service vendors, grounds, finance, and human resources. In addition, the Deputy Director works regularly with the Institute’s legal counsel, insurance underwriters, and government agencies, and other staff and special projects as needed. With the Director, the Deputy Director serves as the staff liaison for the several Board committees.
The ideal candidate has:
- Significant experience leading and managing day-to-day operations in a complex setting;
- Success as a chief financial officer, with an understanding of the operational complexities associated with non-profit and/or higher education institutions;
- Experience supporting governing boards and participating in committees or subgroups of a financial, administrative, or operational nature;
- Demonstrated understanding/expertise in strategic financial planning, budget planning, financial and investment management, debt financing, cash flow management, investment strategies, and other financial functions;
- Ability to lead information technology within finance, digital technology, capital projects, and facilities management;
- Ability to lead with a decisive, consultative, and hands-on leadership style, foster open communications, and proactively build positive relationships exhibiting a high level of integrity that inspires trust and confidence;
- Ability to operate with transparency and communicate financial information to senior leaders and board members, as well as colleagues across the institution who do not have a finance background;
- Curiosity about and willingness to embrace the complex and mutually beneficial relationships that exist within the museum, and among other affiliated institutions;
- Demonstrated interest in increasing the transparency of business and operational practices; and
- A successful record of hiring, developing, managing, and mentoring a large staff. 

A Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred.
Koya Leadership Partners has been retained for this search. To apply, please click here.
All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.