Northeastern Illinois University, located in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Executive Director for Finance and Administration.

Position Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Executive Director for Finance and Administration is responsible and provides leadership for financial operations of the University, including Audit Relations and the Offices of Controller, Purchasing, and Student Payment Services. The Executive Director will provide ongoing leadership, management and coordination of a variety of administrative areas that support the daily operation of the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration or a discipline related to the job responsibilities, along with a CPA license.
  • Ten years extensive experience required in a supervisory capacity in various administrative roles, including financial and audit operations; revenue and expense analysis; and legislative analysis.
  • Must have ability to collaborate with senior management and liaise with external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and spreadsheet skills are required. 

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. The University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It has additional locations in the metropolitan area, including the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, Center for College Access and Success, and the University Center of Lake County.

Deadline:  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

To Apply:

Applicants are expected to respond based upon the entire job description. Email a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position and a Current Curriculum Vitae to:

Email: ExecDirFinAdmin-Search@neiu.edu

Search Committee
Renata Lis, Assistant to Provost

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625


Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.