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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:

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

(804) 828-1264



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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