Director for Finance and Administration

Job Description:

Reporting to the ICTAS Director, the Director for Finance and Administration is responsible for financial and administrative functions of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. ICTAS, established in 2002, is an innovative organization that fosters collaboration and substantial growth in external research in existing and developing engineering and scientific fields. The position’s responsibilities include organizational management of budget and finance, human resources, information technology, sponsored programs, and communications. In consultation with the ICTAS Director, this position will develop and execute the Institute’s strategic goals and has broad administrative responsibilities that cross all aspects of programs and services within the institute and serves as administrative liaison with senior officials throughout the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, public administration, business management or related fields(s).
  • Significant experience in administration, including demonstrated successful experience working with various levels of administration.
  • Experience in operations management.
  • Supervisory experience, involving multiple direct reports.
  • Strong budgeting and finance experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in human resource and personnel management and compliance requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Significant management experience in a large (>$1M) organization or comparable leadership role.
  • Prior experience in the administrative oversight of an academic or research organization.
  • Prior experience with large enterprise systems such as purchasing, HRIS, or finance.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Interested applicants please apply through the following link:

About Virginia Tech:

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquirer about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Contact Information

Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science



410-A Kelly Hall

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Finance, Operations
  • Department Administrator

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time