Director of Planning, Assessment and Quality Improvement

Richmond, Richmond City County
Mar 13, 2014
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The director is responsible for managing and developing the finance and administration division’s planning efforts in support of the University’s strategic directives as outlined in the Quest for Distinction. The director will prioritize and lead ongoing improvements to both systems and business processes by engaging with academic and administrative departments, both as a member of key university planning groups and provide consultation and facilitation to units and staff. Qualifications: Must have an advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of work experience in management consulting, business, or other fields dealing with complex cross-organizational projects and successful experience with implementing and managing transformative business process change, and continuous improvement strategies. S/he will be an integral part of the leadership team in Finance and Administration and must have excellent interpersonal and managerial skills. Given the uniquely collegial nature of higher education, the director will need to excel at fostering positive, collaborative relationships with a wide variety of constituents with demonstrated experience in implementing a Quality Improvement (QI) framework including QI orientation and training. • A proven background as a change agent with experience in developing and working in a continuous quality improvement environment • -Superior communication, organizational and analytical skills as a Quality Improvement leader • Experience as a team leader in a complex functional and technical environment is required • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment with minimal direction, handle several projects simultaneously, and meet critical deadlines • Excellent logical, analytical and quantitative skills utilizing various research methods for data collection and reporting/consulting • Proven ability to develop and maintain influential and collaborative relationships at a variety of levels both within the organization and with campus partners • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects with changing priorities across a variety of functions • Experience in project management and tools, with a focus on implementation and execution, preferably in the non-profit, technology, finance, or communications industry • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint • Experience working in a Banner, ERP environment would be helpful. • Candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. See more information at: Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume and a list of three references to: Director of Planning, Assessment and Quality Virginia Commonwealth University Box 843076 Richmond, VA 23284-3076 Attention: Donna Thornburg Materials may also be submitted electronically to Review of applications will start immediately and the position will remain open until filled. “Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”