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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

IVCCD District Office BuildingThe Iowa Valley Community College District seeks a collaborative, student-centered innovator to serve as the College’s next Chief Financial Officer. The next CFO will forge strategic and collaborative partnerships across the colleges and will play a key role in helping the District realize its vision of serving students as a responsive and transformational college of the future.

Who We Are: Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) was organized in 1966 as one of 15 community college districts in Iowa. IVCCD is unique among Iowa’s community college districts because it operates two separate community colleges under the umbrella of one district. There is no Iowa Valley Community College … rather, the District operates Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls (founded in 1890), Marshalltown Community College (founded in 1927), and Iowa Valley Continuing Education, as well as a satellite center (Iowa Valley Grinnell, established in 1993).

Ellsworth Community College graduation 2019ECC and MCC offer one-year and two-year career-technical programs as well as a transferrable Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Iowa Valley Continuing Education offers training for business and industry as well as hundreds of adult education programs and services throughout the Central Iowa service area. Iowa Valley Grinnell offers both college credit and adult education programs and services in Poweshiek County.

Who You Are: We are looking for a dynamic innovator to serve as the chief financial officer for the District. If selected, you will provide oversight and directs administrative functions in areas that include finance, capital improvement financial planning, annual planning, and budget development, physical facilities, construction and planning, human resource and payroll functions, and insurance and risk management. This position is responsible for implementing policies and procedures that strengthen the overall operations and effectiveness of the District. This position also serves as a member of the executive leadership team and regularly provides financial reports to the Board of Directors and is involved in policy development.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance. 7 – 10 years of experience in accounting or financial management required, preferably in a senior management position with an administrative department such as finance, budget, facilities management. CPA, MBA, Masters in Public Administration or Accountancy preferred.

Experience cannot be substituted for education.


CPA preferred.


Ability to exercise good judgment, independent decision making and use critical thinking skills. May work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent interruptions, hectic pace, and interact with students, staff and/or the public. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office 365 suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams along with experience working in an ERP system.  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion. Ability to work independently as well as be a collaborative team player in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines. Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills are essential. A broad base of knowledge in finance, facilities, insurance, and human resources is required. This position requires awareness of the unique problems facing education as well as a commitment to serve the educational functions, and provide excellent customer service both internally and externally. Ability to delegate.


Bill or reconcile records, including departmental budget records and other related information such as subcontracts. Manage inventory, property, or loss control. Manage or administer budget within assigned department. Budget or allocate funds within or across departments or divisions.

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