Director of Academic Affairs Finance and Operations
Location: Radford, Virginia
Internal Number: 13729
Academic Affairs at Radford University has the exciting opportunity to build a senior leadership team that will help us fulfill our mission of teaching students who become the leaders of thriving communities! Located in the beautiful mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia, Radford University seeks an experienced Academic Affairs Director to join the Provost's team. We seek candidates who have knowledge of academic budgeting and personnel processes and have the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively to move from a traditional centralized budgeting model to a hybrid system that provides more autonomy and responsibility in the academic units.
The Director of Academic Affairs Finance and Operations is responsible for managing the budget, fiscal planning and analysis, and personnel actions in Academic Affairs. The Director will provide executive level support to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in responsibly managing the Academic Affairs financial and personnel resources. The Director will manage a sustainable financial model for academic units that funds essential academic activities and personnel; and incentivizes growth in departments and interdisciplinary programs in alignment with Radford University's mission.
The Director of Academic Affairs Finance and Operations reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and will supervise several employees in the Academic Budgets and Administration Office. Overseeing the largest financial unit at Radford University, the Director will work closely with the University Budget Director, other members of the Provost's Senior staff and the academic deans to prepare and manage academic budgets. The Director will provide timely and reliable data analyses and forecasting to the Provost and Academic Affairs Leadership. The Director will take initiative to create updated fiscal processes that support alignment of budgetary resources with Radford University's academic mission. Additionally, the Director will partner with Human Resources to provide support to the Provost and Deans regarding personnel actions and staffing, including overseeing position vacancies, hiring requests, searches, and employment contracts. The Director will provide financial training and guidance to the academic colleges and senior staff. The Director should have a passion for student success, a respect for teacher-scholar faculty and enthusiasm for a broad-based, experiential, and applied college education.
Radford University is a comprehensive public university that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, undergraduate research opportunities, innovative use of technology in the learning environment, and vibrant student life, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. Radford University offers robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on its beautiful main campus on the New River in Radford, in Roanoke through Radford University at Carilion, and across Southwest Virginia at various sites. The University offers over 70 bachelor's degrees, 28 master's programs, and six doctoral programs. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men's and women's varsity athletics. With over 200 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.
Experience in fiscal management and analysis for an academic unit in higher education or equivalent experience in a government or non-profit environment
Experience developing analytics to help guide data-informed decision-making
Demonstrated experience with multi-year state budgetary cycle experience using Banner, COGNOS, eVa and PeopleAdmin.
Experience teaching in higher education
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: AP00380P
Position Number: FA3620
Department: Academic Budgets and Administration-11023
Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Radford University is committed to creating and supporting a highly productive, diverse and qualified workforce. As one of the largest employers in the region, Radford University seeks employees who support teaching, research and the public service mission of the university.