Associate Vice Provost for Student Financial Services

Richmond, Virginia
Jul 19, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration, Provosts
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent, and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as the associate vice provost for student financial services. The associate vice provost for student financial services is a newly defined role seeking to enhance collaborative efforts of the offices of Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and a new Student Financial Management Center to achieve departmental and institutional goals and to define and implement strategies that positively impact enrollment and student success. This role reports to the vice provost for strategic enrollment management and is an integral member of the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) leadership team.

The AVP provides leadership to a diverse staff focused on delivering high student engagement in an environment that is highly regulated, compliance driven, and requires great transparency. This position is responsible for leading strategic planning and implementation of financial aid awards, communication plans, business processes/student service redesign, budget management, supervision of employees, operations management, and successful collaboration with academic schools/colleges and other university constituents. The incumbent, along with the directors of each department, ensures federal and state regulatory compliance, develops best practices and is a leading authority on all matters pertaining to financial aid, student accounts, and student financial services. The AVP is a key leader with gravitas who brings fresh ideas and perspectives and possesses an ability to galvanize, build consensus, and institutionalize policies that are both practical and innovative while focusing on VCU’s commitment of enhancing student success. A successful candidate should possess at minimum a master’s degree in higher education management, business, or a related field, equivalent experience may be considered; doctorate/terminal degree preferred. Successful candidates would have other experience to include: demonstrated excellence and strong professional ethics in a financial aid, student accounts, or finance position; at least 10 years of progressive, related experience will be given greater consideration; experience managing budgets for financial aid/scholarships and departmental operations; proven success in supervising a team of knowledgeable financial aid, student accounts, or finance professionals; knowledge of current technologies and issues concerning student accounts and financial aid in higher education; demonstrated administrative and organizational skills; and business acumen, professional demeanor with strong interpersonal and communication skills required to work within and foster a collaborative university team.

How to apply:

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to September 23, 2019. 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 Greenwood/Asher. 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:
Betty Turner Asher, Partner
Ashley Hice, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

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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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