Chief Financial Officer

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
C Level
Educational Leadership
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on Menlo College and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.

We also invite you to watch a short interview with the president of Menlo College about the importance of this role and the impact it will have on helping the College achieve its long-term vision.


Tucked away on 40 serene acres in Atherton, California, Menlo College is strategically positioned right in the heart of Silicon Valley, less than two miles from Palo Alto. Founded in 1927, this four-year, private, undergraduate, AACSB-accredited college currently serves over 800 students, the majority of whom are students of color. On that note, Menlo is proud to be one of only a handful of colleges designated as both an HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution).

The academic program at Menlo focuses on business and psychology education while providing a comprehensive liberal arts base. The vast majority of Menlo graduates have gainful employment opportunities immediately upon graduation.  Meanwhile, the athletics program at Menlo is robust: 18 varsity teams and 3 club sports allow the majority of students to participate in competitive, collegiate athletics. With over 30 countries represented, dozens of staff families living in apartments, and a majority of students on financial aid, this small community provides a warm, welcoming, diverse, and inclusive feel to anyone who steps on campus.

These are exciting, critical, and pivotal times at Menlo. Like many institutions, the College had to reset priorities during the pandemic. Menlo would like to grow to a student population of about 1,100, which feels attainable but will require careful strategic planning and execution. One key foundational element is already underway: the construction of a new residence hall, which will provide accommodations for an additional 288 students – part of a strategic growth plan for the College. Menlo is proud to proclaim that the costs for this new building, which is the first new structure in many decades, have been completely paid for through donor contributions--a tribute to the school’s prudent financial strategy of balanced budgets and minimal debt.

Menlo seeks a CFO to help the College not only maintain the course of financial sustainability, but also collaborate on designing and implementing a vision for crucial growth. The CFO will find a highly respected and engaged college president, who held the CFO role for several years before becoming president in 2017. The next CFO will oversee three mission-critical functional units – the business office, HR, and IT – and serve on the management team, which includes a dedicated group of ambitious, innovative, and servant-minded operational and academic leaders. But through it all, the next CFO will find unequivocal joy in getting to know the individual stories and passions of Menlo’s amazing students, many of whom are seeking life-changing careers in business-related fields. This position starts later this summer, with a priority application deadline of May 27.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: April 26, 2022
  • Priority Review Deadline: May 27, 2022
  • Semifinal Round: Early June (Remote)
  • Final Round: Late June (On-site)
  • Start Date: July 2022

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal to upload your documents.
  5. Applications received on or before May 27, 2022 will receive priority review.

You will now be directed to our partner website, Ed Tech Recruiting, where you can login (or create a new account), and submit an online application.