Director of Finance VCU College of Humanities and Sciences

About the Role

The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) invites applications for the Director of Finance. A vibrant place to work, where discovery and creativity go hand-in-hand, the university and CHS play an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and CHS are focused on achieving equity through policies and practices that support diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other characteristics.

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. This position also supervises a team of financial analysts and specialists.

The Director of Finance will provide operational management for a team of finance professionals or a significant financial program with institutional impact. This leader will impart policy and legal compliance, manage other professional staff, and share responsibility for planning, policy formation, and strategic implementation of programs or services. Directors collaborate with internal and external constituents to achieve overall strategic goals. They have a significant impact within the department, influencing service delivery and operational goals. Under the direction of senior leadership, they exercise independent judgment for complex issues to ensure departmental objectives are met. They typically report to executive leadership. Senior Directors are responsible for long-range strategic planning and must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the service or functional area. They advance the service or functional areas strategic goals through innovative new programs, services, or practices. Senior Directors assume a higher level of responsibility and authority in compliance and legal matters.

How to Apply

VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:

VCU job portal:

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. 

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Tanya-Lee Giscombe @