Executive director of academic finance and administration, Office of the Provost
Reports to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
About the position
Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for executive director for academic finance and administration. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the executive director is responsible for strategic and widespread oversight of academic finance and space for the Monroe Park Campus schools and colleges, and the Office of the Provost. This oversight includes financial administration for these units, university-wide budget development, aligning space resources and the academic mission, ensuring fiscal compliance for schools, colleges and units under the provost leadership and leading a small team of finance and administration professionals. This position serves as a key strategic advisor and primary liaison to the provost on all financial matters of VCU academic affairs with central administrative areas and other VP offices. Responsible for disseminating information on new initiatives and implementation of change, this role is responsible for both leading and promoting a positive environment for all fiscal administrators and fiscal staff under the purview of the entire provost executive level. This role requires a highly resourceful individual who is a sophisticated thinker with superior analytical skills, and who can build robust relationships with units and have a deep understanding of their fiscal operations. This position must understand the landscape of VCU as it is responsible for the strategic focusing of funds to support the larger mission of the university, and the alignment of resources with the goals and aspirations of VCU’s strategic plan.
Learn more about this position at the Office of the Provost website.
About VCU and VCU Health
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).