Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Palo Alto University is in the search for a Chief Financial Officer who will bring strategic, entrepreneurial, and visionary leadership to its operations to support the mission of providing outstanding training to the next generation of mental health professionals. As part of the search process, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, non-profit university located in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley. As it approaches its 50th year of operations, PAU has an ambitious strategic plan built on a foundation of inclusive excellence. The pandemic has shone a bright light on the need for research, teaching, and clinical training to support the significant rise in mental health challenges in our communities. PAU’s faculty conduct critically important research; its students serve people in PAU’s clinics and in community practicum sites; and its alumni serve in leadership positions in their fields throughout the country and internationally.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads the Business Affairs division, a group of strong professionals who execute a diverse set of activities in support of the ongoing operation of the university. This position is responsible for the management of the Business Office, Facilities, HR, and Information Technology. In addition, the CFO will serve as a strategic financial and planning partner to the President, Board of Trustees, Cabinet, and the PAU community as the university builds on its solid financial foundation and works to leverage its position as a leader in mental health education and training. As a critical member of PAU’s Cabinet, the CFO is expected to provide sound fiscal strategy, analysis, management, and planning support for the university’s activities. The complete position description can be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Dennis Hanthorn at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com

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