Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration | Executive Director, MCV Physicians

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • , VA

This position has been filled.

As the only academic medical center in the region, VCU Health is on the forefront of health care, providing patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available. VCU Health has the area’s only NCI-designated cancer center — VCU Massey Cancer Center — and full-service children’s hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Recently, Community Memorial Healthcenter (CMH) in South Hill, Va., joined operations with VCU Health to expand the range and depth of health care delivery for residents of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. CMH is now VCU Community Memorial Hospital, and the affiliation brings together two high-performing organizations, combining the clinical expertise of the community-based hospital with the nationally ranked programs of VCU Medical Center under the umbrella of VCU Health. The medical center’s academic mission supports and is directly linked to Virginia Commonwealth University. Located on two campuses in Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, professional, doctoral and post-graduate certificate degree programs at 13 schools and one college.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Dean, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the President of Medical College of Virginia Physicians (MCVP), this position acts as principal agent for the Dean within the School of Medicine, with senior University officers, and with management of the VCU Health System Authority including MCVP and MCV Hospitals. This position has responsibility for budgeting, financial management and oversight, and personnel management of the School of Medicine and MCVP. For the School of Medicine, this position is also responsible for research administration, technology services, facilities/space planning and management and strategic planning for the Dean’s Office, 19 clinical and 8 basic science departments and centers and institutes that report directly to the Dean. The position serves as the chief operating officer of MCVP.


  • Master’s degree in business administration or accounting/finance and seven to ten years of progressive experience in financial management and administration in a university, academic medical center, medical school, or comparable setting required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate and to lead the development of mutually beneficial relationships within the medical school, the university and the health system.
  • A solid grasp of the challenging issues facing schools of medicine and academic medical centers today, as well as the dynamics of a major research enterprise, including trends in multidisciplinary, team-based science.
  • A strong business sense, with both the experience and demonstrated understanding of the complex financial pressures facing medical schools.
  • Experience in financial systems, financial modeling and sophisticated analysis required.
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