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Executive Associate Dean of Finance, School of Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Deans, Executive, Other Executive
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VCU School of Dentistry

Executive Associate Dean for Finance

Description of Duties:

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position to serve as the Executive Association Dean for Finance. The primary purpose of this position is to support the missions and goals of the School, with responsibility for the School’s financial management, budgeting, and administration. The position will provide financial leadership for academic programs, research development, university and professional service, and patient care. The Executive Associate Dean for Finance will collaborate with leadership, serving strategically, with deep integrity, and an ability to be forward-thinking. The position reports to the Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry, VCU Dental Care Board of Directors, and builds relations with colleagues in the School and across the University. The School reports to the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at VCU.

Primary administrative responsibilities for the position include; management and leadership of the school’s finances, budgeting, and month-end close processes; responsibility for clinical finance and revenue cycle internal controls; ensuring timely and accurate administration and financial reporting, and the direction and supervision of staff. Teaching, research, clinical duties, and service assignments will be negotiated based on the candidate’s qualifications.


Candidates should embody the following qualifications and attributes:
  • Master’s degree in business administration or accounting/finance.
  • Extensive accounting experience with a broad set of financial skills, and a proven track record of successful leadership of accounting functions.
  • Considerable clinical finance experience, including oversight for the revenue cycle of a school or corporation.
  • Significant experience supporting payer contracting, negations of fees, and payer contractual terms.
  • Strong ability to build and deliver financial models and lead annual long-term budgeting cycles.
  • Strong business acumen, with analytical ability to model and scenario pan, conduct trend analysis and support complex challenges and strategic growth.
  • Prior experience with research administration and funding.
  • Knowledge of academic and student affairs workflows, student recruitment, admissions, and support.
  • Experience supporting internal specialty clinics, and clinical service agreements with external parties.
  • Ability to represent the school effectively and build relations with external and internal parties.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • High level of professionalism and ability to support the development and training of staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment of learning or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Preferred qualifications include experience with a patient electronic record system (electronic health record); experience working in a public university setting, preferably in a dental school financial leadership position; knowledge of general ledger systems, state funds flow, and budgeting; experience with accrual accounting methods, Axium Dental Software, Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budget models, Ryan White and Medicaid funding.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply to this faculty position, FA1550, through the university's career website at to be considered for this position. For further information about this position, contact Dr. Mary T. Pettiette, Search Committee Chair, VCU School of Dentistry at

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University, providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation, or disability.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing their career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Position Type: Faculty
Full time equivalent: Full Time
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months : 12
Department: School of Dentistry/ Administrative Services / Finance

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Mary Pettiette
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (804) 828-9196

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