Executive Vice President for Finance and Enterprise Business Development (EVP) (Location-Flex. US) job with Aspen Institute | 466468 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Aspen
Institute in the search for an Executive Vice President for Finance
and Enterprise Business Development (EVP).

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the EVP is
the Chief Financial Officer of the Aspen Institute—a critical role
ideally suited for a mission-driven, entrepreneurial leader who can
drive organizational development and innovative financial
management. The EVP will serve as a key partner to the President
and CEO in developing the strength, aspirations, and sustainability
of the Institute. The EVP is a member of the Institute’s Senior
Executive Team (SET)—which leads all strategic, operational, and
management functions of the Institute—and works closely with
members of the Board of Trustees.

The EVP leads the Institute’s Finance department and supervises the
Vice President for Finance. The department has 25 staff and
oversees the Institute’s fiscal, budgetary, accounting, and audit
processes, ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory
standards applicable to a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, and
providing overall advice and support to the Institute to enable the
strategic management of its financial resources. In their
management capacity, the EVP will empower and motivate staff
through active communication, coaching, and honest and constructive
feedback with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion and its value to successful teams and

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to
realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in Aspen,
Colorado in 1949 as the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the
Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to
help solve the most important challenges facing the United States
and the world. It brings together thoughtful people with diverse
backgrounds and points of view; cultivates and supports
values-based, purpose-driven leaders in many communities; and turns
ideas into action and impact for individuals and society. The Aspen
Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse,
nonpartisan experts, creatives, scholars, and grassroots leaders to
address some of the world’s most complex problems. Its goal is
always to have an impact beyond the convening space, and to
provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the world.

With its Washington, D.C. headquarters, Aspen campus, network of
international partners, more than 500 staff, and dozens of
programs, the Aspen Institute has significant reach, vast networks,
and a track record of success. Its 20+ Policy Programs use the
tools of convening, leadership development, network building,
practice sharing, and collective impact to drive change in crucial
issue areas—ranging from educational excellence to economic
opportunity, and from climate change to national security. Its
Leadership Programs and the fellowships of the Aspen Global
Leadership Network cultivate the next generation of values-based,
purpose-driven change-makers across sectors, and ground their work
in the Executive Seminar—which dates to the Institute’s founding.
Its Public Programs—anchored by the signature Aspen Ideas
Festival—bring people together to elevate breakthrough ideas and
inspire progress on the most pressing challenges facing our

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least
fifteen years of management experience, ideally in a complex
nonprofit or other mission-driven environment. All applications
must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters
should be responsive to the mission of the Aspen Institute as well
as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the
position prospectus.

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