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Senior Vice President, Administration and Chief Operating Officer

Kansas University Endowment Association
Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Position Type
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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EFL Associates has been retained to assist in the search for a Senior Vice President, Administration and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) for our client, the Kansas University Endowment Association. This independent nonprofit organization partners with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Kansas.

Credentials We Seek:

  • 10+ years of experience leading and managing complex work streams in public, nonprofit, and/or for-profit sectors.
  • 10+ years of financial leadership experience at the staff or board level.
  • Experience managing multiple functions.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a team of competent professionals, including leading relevant functional areas without subject matter expertise.
  • Highly effective communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Experience working in philanthropy, especially with a university-affiliated foundation.
  • Experience leading the functions of accounting, human resources, and information services.
  • Relevant advanced degree(s) and certifications, especially the CPA designation.
  • Previous background working with a board of trustees, or equivalent.

Responsibilities: The COO will be responsible for directing administrative activities, including the accounting, human resources, information systems, loan and scholarship administration, and document imaging programs. The COO will develop and oversee the organization’s annual operating budget and cash flow projections of unrestricted sources.

Organizational Structure: The COO will report directly to the president and will oversee various departments, which include 46 employees.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Mari Kerwin at All applicant interest is appreciated. Following a review of prospective candidate’s qualifications and background, EFL Associates will follow up with candidates who most closely match the position specifications.

EFL Associates is assisting the Kansas University Endowment Association with this important search. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm.

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