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
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
Candidates should embody the following qualifications and
- Master’s degree in business administration or
- Extensive accounting experience with a broad set of financial
skills, and a proven track record of successful leadership of
- 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
- 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
Candidates must apply to this faculty position, FA1550, through the
university's career website at https://www.vcujobs.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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