Executive Director/Director of Business and Finance
WV State University Research & Development, Corp
Location: Instutite, West Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Up to $100,000.00
Based on experience.
The Executive Director/Director of Business and Finance will manage the financial resources of the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation. This position is responsible for review and approval of all external grant submissions, supervises business performance of the organization and provides guidance to Corporation employees as needed.
The Executive Director/Director of Business & Finance will develop the Corporation’s financial policies, rules and regulations and ensure the adherence by every department. A successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative oversight of business and finance office activities and supervising the immediate reporting staff. The Executive Director/Director of Business & Finance prepares and reviews financial reports in discussion with the Budget Officer of the Corporation. This positions reports directly to the President of West Virginia State University.
This is a full-time, 12-month position employed by the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provides financial and operational oversight for the Corporation
Oversee all accounting, financial, auditing, budgeting and personnel matters
Ensures adherence to all applicable Federal and State regulations and requirements
Coordinate annual financial statement and Form 990 preparation external audit supervision
Complete required insurance questionnaires and State of WV organizational registrations
Provide timely organization updates to WVSU President
Serves on Corporation’s Board and present financial statements, year-to-year fiscal report
Reviews purchase orders to ensure compliance with internal and external guidelines
Assists in the development and recommendation of long and short range administrative and financial plans for the Corporation
Provide monthly budget reports to VP/Dean & Director of Agricultural Research and Extension
Review and approve grant submissions to federal, state and private organizations
Oversee annual 1099 filing
Other duties as assigned
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will oversee the budgets for Federal, State and Private organization grants awarded to WVSU Research and Development Corporation. Ensure financial reporting obligations are met as required by funding agencies of grants and contracts.
Required and Desired Skills and Traits
Knowledge of state and federal regulations and funding processes
Understanding of the importance of compliance and regulatory requirements on external awards
Experience in external grant review
Demonstrated leadership experience
Ability to interpret and administer policies
Commitment to diversity
Strong written and oral communication skills
This position supervises all employees of the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation business office.
Communication Proficiency: Oral and written.
Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, due to the nature of the job performed, flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and occasional overnights, may be required.
Occasional travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related area of concentration from an accredited institution of higher education. A minimum of three to five years of accounting or budgeting experience. Two years or more experience in a supervisory role.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Demonstrated administrative skills and experience; possess a record of grants management from initial submission to closing of awards.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
This position is designated as security-sensitive. Before an offer of employment is made, a pre-employment background investigation will be completed, which may include a criminal background check, educational, DMV and prior employment.
Closing date: This position will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to applicants who reply by September 14, 2022.
Preferred: Information accepted as emailed in a Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter, resumé, unofficial transcript and contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, and email address).
Hard copy applications may be sent to:
ATTN: Search Committee for Executive Director/Director of Business and Finance
West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation
About WV State University Research & Development, Corp
The WVSU Research and Development Corporation was established as the fiscal agent of the West Virginia State University to allow greater flexibility in managing federal, state and private foundation grant funds and to facilitate utilization of grant funds in contracting for research support and public service activities.
The Corporation is a legal entity, sanctioned by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) foundation and authorized under Senate Bill 520. The Board of the Corporation is composed of faculty, staff and administrators of the University, as appointed by the President.
The Corporation manages more than 200 active projects and grants.