Director of Finance

Position Information

University Code 18415 University Title Senior Director, Finance University Job Family Financial Services ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search National Working Title Director of Finance Position Number FA3820 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Humanities & Sciences Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences ( CHS ) invites applications for a Director of Finance. A vibrant place to work, where discovery and creativity goes hand in hand, the university and CHS play an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and CHS are focused on achieving equity through policies and practices that support diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and other characteristics.

The Director of Finance will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the financial planning and fiscal operations of CHS, including operating budget, sponsored programs, endowment, and auxiliary services. This position provides strategic advice to the Dean and Associate Deans regarding initiatives and program objectives. This role also provides administrative oversight to ensure that CHS is in compliance with various university, federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Other general responsibilities include:
-Working collaboratively across multiple academic departments to understand needs, priorities, and funding opportunities.
-Utilizing data to inform decision making and allocation of resources.
-Serving as the primary liaison with the University Budget Office in the exchange of information regarding updates to the RCM budget model and the impact to the College.
-Providing oversight of procurement activities whilst ensuring a consistent, positive, partnership-focused response approach in all interactions.
-In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Research, supporting CHS grants administration team, particularly in the areas of salary savings and indirect cost agreements to departments, centers and institutes.
-Maintain and strengthen relationships at the university level that are critical to the success of the school.
-Serving on committees or task forces as appropriate related to the position.
-Provide exceptional leadership and support staff and faculty in order to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in financial management and administration.
-Experience developing and coordinating strategic plans, multi-year financial plans, annual operating budgets, database analysis, fiscal operations management and administration.
-Ability to problem-solve and develop creative solutions and a track record of developing innovative administrative and financial programs.
-Experience in financial systems, financial modeling and sophisticated analysis
An engaging team-oriented management style that encourages consensus building and cooperation.
-Proven ability in creating an inclusive environment in which all people are valued and supported.
-Ability to work collaboratively and develop trusted cross-functional relationships to produce results within desired timelines, scope, and budget.
-Demonstrated commitment to being a visible, accessible, positive presence in the work environment.
-Commitment to retaining a culturally diverse group of employees that will support initiatives that help faculty, staff and students flourish.
-Ability to turn insights into impact using strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member of VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

-Master’s in Business or Public Administration, or a related field.
-Significant experience in financial management and administration in a university or comparable setting.
-Demonstrated ability to manage the financial activities of a diverse array of academic programs typical of a liberal arts school or college.
-Experience working with sponsored programs and university foundation accounts.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $100,000-$140,000 Application Process/Additional Information

To apply, please complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume. Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: Tanya-Lee Giscombe, Talent Acquisition Consultant, VCU Human Resources (804) 828-1264

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Job Open Date 04/16/2021 Posting will close on or before 05/16/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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