Assistant Vice President, Finance
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Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration
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Executive & Senior Level Leadership
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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
Position primary purpose:
Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Health Professions
( CHP ), this senior executive level position advises the CHP Dean
on operations, space, and finance related matters for 9 academic
departments, the Virginia Center on Aging and central
administrative offices of the College.
This position is responsible for the CHP’s university budgeting,
financial management and oversight. Additionally, the scope of this
position includes CHP personnel management, technology services and
facilities/space planning to support the missions of education,
research and service. This position serves on the Dean’s Leadership
team and builds relationships with colleagues in the CHP and across
the University and VCU Health to carry out the responsibilities of
the role. This individual also provides institutional leadership in
the administration of VCU’s educational and research missions, and
VCU’s policy, administration and financial activities.
Minimum Hiring Standards
• Master’s degree in business administration or accounting/finance
and a minimum 7 to 10 years’ progressive experience in finance and
education administration or equivalent education/experience in a
university or comparable setting.
• A solid grasp of the challenging issues facing academic health
care programs today as well as the dynamics of major research
• Strong business acumen, with both a demonstrated understanding of
and experience handling the complex financial pressures facing
higher public education.
• Experience in financial systems, financial modeling and
sophisticated analysis required.
• Demonstrated understanding of the role and use of technology in
higher education including large databases, services support models
and complex administrative systems.
• The ability to work effectively with diverse groups, resolve
conflict, build strong collaborations and manage ambiguity.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead the development of
mutually beneficial relationships within CHP, the university and
• Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, planning and
project decision facilitation skills required to meet deliverables
in a team-oriented culture.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, and critical
thinking and quantitative skills with demonstrated ability to
manage multiple assignments/projects, timelines and to identify
project interdependencies, resource needs, potential risks/pitfalls
and mitigation plans.
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse
faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as an
employee at VCU .
Preferred Hiring Standards
• Working knowledge of university and state budgeting processes,
state procurement, state and federal compliance policies, and human
• Experience in academic health sciences administration.
• Experience with fiscal research administration and compliance,
charitable foundations, and student enrollment management.
Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Application Process/Additional Information
Instructions for required diversity statement:
component of the mission of the College of Health Professions is to
diversify the health care professional workforce. A second critical
aim is to create a community that both reflects the diversity of
the population of the Commonwealth, AND is fully inclusive, valuing
and respecting every member, regardless of their responsibilities.
Please address how you would contribute, as a member of the
College’s leadership team, to these aspirations.
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Posting Specific Questions
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Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
- Reference Letter - 1
- Reference Letter - 2
- Reference Letter - 3