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Director of Finance and Operations

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170306
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 Vice President of Human Resources, the Director of Finance and Operations for the Division of Human Resources serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and provides leadership and effective management of the financial, business, and operational functions in support of the Division of Human Resources. The Director directs the operational units including budgeting and fiscal operations, facilities management, administrative operations, and resource and space allocation. Acts as a liaison to university-wide initiatives and committees for operational matters.

This position will have access to sensitive and confidential information and requires the completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Required Qualifications:

-Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience managing business operations.
-Solid financial planning background.
-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.
-Demonstrated commitment to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.

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 and Banner HR.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:

This position is open to current 1500 wage and salaried Virginia Tech employees only.

How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at Posting #AP0170306 and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of December 13, 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Human Resources
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 11/29/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/13/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? Yes
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.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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  3. * This is a University Only search. Only current salaried employees and 1500 hour wage employees are eligible to apply. Are you currently employed at Virginia Tech as a salaried employee or 1500 hour wage employee?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

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