Kentucky College of Art and Design, Inc.
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Full Time

The Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD) is seeking to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This position will be on-campus in Louisville, Kentucky. This position is open to internal and external applicants.

About the Position

Directly reporting the President of the College, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides leadership and oversight of all financial aspects of the college. The CFO also works collaboratively with Human Capital Management in executing human capital management strategy in support of the business plan and strategic direction of the institution.

In addition to those listed above, the CFO will work closely with, and/or communicate regularly with, a variety of stakeholders (internal and external) and vendors including, but not limited to: Board of Trustees, banks and other lenders, legal counsel, insurance agents, outsource partners, landlord and landlord agents, government officials, and community representatives.

The CFO will be expected to be supportive of the mission of the College and must be comfortable working transparently in partnership with the President, other administrative leaders, staff, and faculty in an environment that utilizes, respects, and values openly shared communication and opinion and collaboration. This position is responsible for the fiscal integrity, and the strategic and operational financial efficiency, of the College. The CFO is also responsible for overseeing all areas of accounting and finance, insurance, information technology, and facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission of the college.
  • Strong preference for 10 years of experience in a financial leadership role, preferably with both external audit and in-house financial management experience; experience with, and knowledge of, higher education finance is preferred.
  • Exceptional financial and administrative leader with superior analytical and management skills.
  • Flexible, courageous, and honest leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work effectively with a diverse staff.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in planning and overseeing capital projects preferred.
  • Significant experience with long-range strategic financial and facilities planning is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; experience building, developing, and leading teams.
  • Business, finance, or accounting degree strongly preferred; master's or graduate degree in related field highly desirable; CPA designation preferred.

Training, education, experience, and other credentials vary by position in order to identify one or more appropriate candidates to perform the tasks and activities relating to a role; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the work as outlined in the position description and responsibilities sections above.

Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing and moving institutional goals, priorities, and needs.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position will be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by KyCAD Human Capital. These screenings may include a national background check. If applicable, the candidate may also be required to complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) online training.

NOTE: All faculty, staff and students are required to provide vaccination status or complete bi-weekly COVID-19 testing (this requirement is subject to change).

Application Process:

Those who are interested in applying for this position will need to submit the following:

-Full Curriculum Vitae.

-Contact name, phone number and email information for three professional references.

-A Letter of Interest that addresses professional background, qualifications, and KyCAD's mission and vision.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the Kentucky College of Art + Design or you have additional questions regarding this position, please contact Human Capital Management at

About KyCAD:

Founded in 2009, The Kentucky College of Art + Design is proud of its success. Core values and principles have helped to shape the institution and our work toward a mission to provide a transformational experience for our students.

As a new independent and licensed college offering a BFA in studio art, we are the only four-year, independent college of Art and Design in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Please visit our website at for more information about the College's history, mission, vision, and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning for art and design.

The Kentucky College of Art + Design is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live.

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