Vice President for Administration and Finance

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Mar 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Old Dominion University (ODU) is seeking applications for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. ODU is located in Norfolk, Virginia, a vibrant metropolitan region of coastal Virginia. The institution is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution with a strong focus on student success and learning. The institution is proud of its rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 25,000 students form a diverse and multicultural community within seven academic colleges. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and through a high quality and growing distance learning program.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance serves as the chief financial and business officer of the University. The Vice President provides dynamic leadership in the planning, implementation, and management of customer-focused financial and administrative services including the Office of Finance, Budget Office, Information Technology Services, Auxiliary Services, Design and Construction, Department of Procurement Services, Facilities Management, University Police, Real Estate and Economic Development. The Vice President coordinates the development of the University’s annual operating budget and its biennial operating and capital budget submissions to the Commonwealth of Virginia; conducts financial analysis and planning to ensure the financial viability of the University while maintaining access to students through reasonable tuition and fee rates; provides for the overall planning, implementation, and on-going management of the institution’s information technology services; coordinates the planning, financing and construction of all capital outlay projects including the acquisition of land and the leasing of facilities required by the University; and serves as the administrator to the Administration & Finance Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Visitors. The University’s annual operating budget is in excess of $480 million and current capital improvements projects total approximately $164 million.  The institution’s endowment is $209 million, and annual research volume is approximately $68 million.  The University has over 3,000 faculty and staff employees with approximately 600 employees within the Administration and Finance Division.

A Master’s degree or equivalent in business, public administration or a related field and extensive experience in the areas of finance and budget required.  Demonstrated ability to lead across multiple administrative areas such as, facilities planning and construction, real estate, information technology, policing, and the management of diverse support operations is desired.  The ideal candidate will possess the ability to communicate effectively in public; implement a broad vision; handle many competing interests and details; and supervise a large and diverse staff.  Executive level budget experience at a public institution of higher education and knowledge of the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia as they apply to higher education are preferred.

Review of applications will begin April 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson

Old Dominion University – Vice President for Administration and Finance

Mark Hall, Vice President

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Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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