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Senior Associate Director Finance & Administration

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 12, 2023

Job Description

The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) is a university-wide center within Virginia Tech’s Division of Outreach and International Affairs (OIA). It supports the university’s international mission by identifying and pursuing partnerships and funding opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty members in order to advance the university’s discovery, teaching and outreach missions through work in developing countries. CIRED matches university expertise and experience to sponsors’ objectives in order to win funding for projects that improve people’s lives and enriches the international dimension of the university’s curriculum and research. This engagement strengthens faculty and student capabilities for high-quality, multidisciplinary international engagement.

The senior associate director for finance and administration reports to the CIRED executive director and provides oversight of CIRED’s finances and human resources. This includes supervision and performance evaluation of the center’s financial team, departmental accounting, departmental and grant personnel actions, management of international LLC, research and setup/oversight of in-country offices, working with multiple foreign currencies and regulations, review of large and complex RFPs, cost proposal development and submission, oversight of contract and grant accounting, administration of cost share tracking and documentation, preparation of monthly and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting for grants, contracts, and the department. A successful candidate will demonstrate an aptitude for international project work.

Required Qualifications

- Master's degree in business management, accounting, or related financial field; or bachelor’s
degree with significant comparable experience
- Proven track record and progressive responsibility for financial management
- Experience developing and managing complex budgets
- Experience with nonprofit institution accounting.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and delegate work to team
- Experience with human resources management and oversight and supervision
- High level of competence with spreadsheets, databases, accounting systems, data
management and modern information technology
- Advanced accounting data and information synthesis skills with experience applying those
skills for financial planning and to inform management decisions
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
- Sensitivity to the cultural norms of a variety of cultures and countries

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with management of donor-funded international grants and contracts
- Working knowledge of U.S. government and university business policies and procedures
- Knowledge of LLC governance and compliance
- Accounting or auditing certification
- Experience with VT accounting, sponsored programs, and HR systems
- Experience in international work
- A good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and Cost Principles for
Educational Institutions
- Ability to Interpret and apply USAID and other regulations applicable to grants and contracts

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience, up to $110,000

Review Date

Beginning January 15, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Greiner at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 12, 2023
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