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Director of Finance & Administration, Moss Arts Center

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Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center is the university’s professional presenting program that reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The center presents artists from around the globe and from close to home – from renowned masters to new emerging voices – with a special focus on experiences that expand cultural awareness and deepen understanding for the more than 35,000 participants we engage each year. Since opening in 2013, the center has brought innovative and diverse programming to the university. Each year the center provides 25-30 national and international artists in performance, 6-8 distinct gallery exhibitions, 100+ student engagement opportunities, and other impactful outreach across campus and throughout the region, including programs for youth. For further information about the center, please visit

A member of the center's leadership team, the Director of Administration oversees departmental fiscal, human resources, information technology, and facilities management. Responsibilities include budget preparation, monitoring, financial projections and reporting; managing revenues from multiple sources; ensuring center-wide compliance with university purchasing and asset management procedures; guiding employee hiring, performance management, compensation, and payroll activity; overseeing building maintenance and repair management, improvement projects, and long-term maintenance planning; supporting IT resource management that meets security standards and supports business needs; and ensuring overall safe and compliant departmental operations.

The Director of Administration supports the leadership of the Associate Provost for the Arts and Executive Director by providing responsible, ethical, and clear decision-making, actions, and supportive collaboration with the other unit directors within the center. The Director of Administration is expected to be a highly-organized problem solver, with the ability to thoroughly analyze challenges and opportunities and present clear and concise proposed courses of action that effectively consider financial resources, employees, patrons, and the reputation of the center.

Required Qualifications

- Advanced degree in business administration or other appropriate field of study, or a Bachelor’s degree combined with significant related experience.
- Progressively responsible fiscal management, including hands-on experience with accepted business and/or accounting practices.
- Experience supervising a department, business unit, or business, including operations control and following established policies and procedures.
- Experience interpreting financial data and preparing projections and reports.
- Significant supervisory experience.
- Human resource operations management experience and knowledge of applicable laws and proper practices.

Preferred Qualifications

- Hands-on experience overseeing system administration and IT security services.
- Facility management experience.
- Fiscal and HR management experience within higher education with an understanding of the academic mission of a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution.
- Experience in a presenting arts organization.

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$110,000 - $135,000, commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 1, 2024; applications accepted until position is filled

Additional Information

Position is located in Blacksburg, VA and is eligible for up to one day per week remote work arrangement.

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 Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 22, 2024
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