Skip to Main Content

Associate Director for Business and Finance

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director for Business and Finance
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170194
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Business Services, leads and manages the daily operations of the Business Services Finance and Administration business section, established as a shared service center which provides a full range of centralized fiscal and business support to the nine departments within AVP – Administration. Develop and implement financial, administrative and personnel policies and procedures for the management area that are consistent with established state and university systems. Develop and manage annual operating budgets for 11 budgets ($30 mil), prepare short and long-term forecasts for revenue and expenses for financial planning. Serve as a liaison to coordinate all financial activity with the other university units as needed. Evaluate departmental programs by applying knowledge of research methodology; statistical and analytical techniques to validate current programs and explore methods for future improvement. Manage the full-time staff consisting of two business managers, one financial analyst, one reconciliation specialist, one wage fiscal technician and 1-2 seasonal employees.

Required Qualifications:

- Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience managing business operations.
- Financial work experience in a university or similar large de-centralized company.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget formulation, evaluation, and execution; accounting practices and procedures; accepted business practices.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and substantial work experience in supervisory role of a business unit.
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with management, co-workers, subordinates, and the public.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with university policies and procedures
- Related work experience in a large, public institution or similar environment
- Demonstrated thorough understanding of higher education finance and business operations
- Previous experience budgeting for an auxiliary enterprise
- Experience with Banner Finance.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- May need to work additional hours outside of normal schedule to meet the needs of the department and division.
- As necessary, may work some evenings or weekends to meet department needs.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #AP0170194. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Business Services Planning & Development
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm
Job Posting Date: 07/17/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/01/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78039

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents