Director of finance
About the position
The VCU college of humanities and sciences (CHS) invites applications for a director of finance. Regarded as a vibrant place to work, where discovery and creativity goes hand in hand, and differences are celebrated and embraced, the university and CHS play an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and CHS are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
The director of finance will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the financial planning and fiscal operations of CHS, including operating budget, sponsored programs, endowment, and auxiliary services. This position provides strategic advice to the dean and associate deans regarding initiatives and program objectives. This role also provides administrative oversight to ensure that CHS is in compliance with various university, federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Other general responsibilities include:
-working collaboratively across multiple academic departments to understand needs, priorities, and funding opportunities.
-utilizing data to inform decision making and allocation of resources.
-serving as the primary liaison with the university budget office in the exchange of information regarding updates to the RCM budget model and the impact to the college.
-providing oversight of procurement activities.
-in conjunction with the associate dean for research and operations, supporting CHS grants administration team, particularly in the areas of salary savings and indirect cost agreements to departments, centers and institutes.
How to apply
VCU’s executive search team is assisting virginia commonwealth university in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:
VCU eJobs portal: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101269
Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya-Lee Giscombe, talent acquisition consultant
VCU human resources
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).
- Ed Acevedo, associate dean for strategic initiatives
- Marc Aiello, assistant budget director, budget and resource analysis
- Candy Gordon, associate director of financial management, office of the provost
- Kenya Gage, general services center manager, CHS
- Angela Waite, executive director, finance and administration, VCU school of business
- Mark Wood, director of the school of world studies, associate professor, CHS