Vice President of Administration and Finance Search


Vice President of Administration and Finance

Florida’s only public university dedicated exclusively to teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) announces a national search for exceptional candidates to serve as the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

Mission and Vision Full Position Posting

Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President of Administration & Finance. The University seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and forward-thinking administrator with demonstrated experience to serve in the vice- presidential role which provides leadership for one of the University’s divisions and provides critical advice to the President. 

Located in Lakeland, Florida, between Orlando and Tampa, Florida Polytechnic University is the 12th and newest University in the State University System of Florida and is Florida’s only public university dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The institution was opened in 2014 as a rigorous academic institution and powerful resource for high-tech industries. 

Anchored by a spectacular marquis building designed by internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, Florida Poly is on the cutting edge of high-tech STEM education. The University currently enrolls 1,500 students and employs approximately 300 faculty and staff. 

The Vice President of Administration & Finance will report to the President and will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team. The successful candidate will be expected to drive operational excellence and to shape financial strategies in support of the academic mission of the University. The Vice President of Administration and Finance will have the unique opportunity to play a significant role in enhancing and creating high performing, efficient teams of the University Administration and Finance division, and in enhancing both the profile and capabilities of an innovative STEM university.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new VPAF is selected, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials to our consulting firm at the address below by August 30, 2021, to assure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and current resume. Please address materials to: 

FPU VPAF Search 
R. William Funk & Associates 
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300 
Dallas, Texas 75219 

~Florida Polytechnic University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.~ 

Please note: This search is being conducted in compliance with the State of Florida Sunshine Laws