Posting Summary: The Division of Student Affairs works for and alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known. The division's mission is to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being. The Division is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Finance and is seeking a motivated and creative self-starter. Student Affairs is transforming the way we create budgets, analyze data, and pair finance with strategy. The Assistant Director will play a key role in this on-going transformation and will specialize in budgets, financial reporting, data projects, and human resource management. The work that the Finance team is responsible for is changing rapidly and new projects are commonplace (e.g. creating a budget for a new program, analyzing peer school fee structures, etc.). We have an exploratory mindset that sees data as a way to find answers. The Assistant Director is also responsible for weekly transactional work, including payment processing, expense approval, and reconciliations. There is frequent interaction with students and it is important to have the ability to advise, coach, and teach students in financial matters. Position reports to the Director of Finance and will work with the Director to conduct financial analysis and develop long range financial plans.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of professional relevant experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Inquisitive approach to data -Work until completion attitude -Expert problem solver, analytical thinker, and decision maker -Strong work ethic with an appreciation for deadlines -Able to adapt quickly and take intelligent action -Proficient in Excel and confident with databases/reporting tools -Resourceful and collaborative: able to connect dots across the University -Excellent judgement and discretion: able to build trust -Strong commitment to the division's core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Excellent organizational skills -Excellent oral and written communication skills: strong presentation skills -Able to think and act strategically and tactically -Able to delegate effectively -Able to coach not just students but other professionals successfully
Required Computer Applications: Excel
Internal Number: 353_84334
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.