The mission of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is to engage, teach and inspire students and leaders to understand and solve challenges in our world, to advance research that informs public policy and decision making to improve our communities and to collaborate with communities through innovative partnerships to enhance quality of life. The Wilder School has 12 graduate and undergraduate programs and certificates in public safety, governance and community development, and a Center for Public Policy with five units that provide development training, research and consulting services to state and local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses.
Our vision is to be the premier resource, primarily in state and local leadership, for public policy expertise and social justice in public safety, governance, and economic and community development. We seek to attract the highest quality faculty, staff and students, to be leaders in our profession, to have local to global impact, and to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal:
Provide strategic leadership and support to the Wilder School in investing and managing the School’s resources to advance the mission, vision and goals of the School. Practice and model a “philosophy of yes” that works at all times to find creative ways to advance the mission and goals of the Wilder School, within University policies and applicable laws. Ensure the accuracy of financial records and financial compliance with all applicable laws, industry guidelines, university policies and funding restrictions.
This position is a member of the senior leadership team at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Reporting to the Dean, it is responsible for strategic financial planning, and for creating and implementing effective and efficient school-wide fiscal administration processes. It is imperative that this position provide the Dean and other key constituencies with clear and accurate information and insight that informs decision making on a regular basis and, when necessary, with little or no advance notice.
To see the full advertisement go to https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/79694. Applications must be submitted online through e-jobs (www.vcujobs.com) and should include a cover-letter, detailed resume with the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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About VCU - L. Douglas Wilder School
Named after the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, the first elected African-American Governor in the United States, and now a Distinguished Professor in the School, the Wilder School is and wants to be a School where competing perspectives thrive and where a common interest in public service and the betterment of society knits these perspectives together. The Wilder School is looking for talented and energetic individuals to help us reach new heights in support of our school mission and the decision-making and analytic needs of the University. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students as we continue our growth.