Virginia Commonwealth University - Treasurer

February 21, 2020

Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks an accomplished leader and subject-matter expert for the role of Treasurer. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer will be a member of SVP & CFO’s senior leadership team and will provide new leadership in a broadly defined treasury position, collaborating with colleagues across the University to develop and review the strategic financial plans, policies, and business processes needed to ensure that VCU remains a financially strong world-class institution.

The Treasurer will lead the Treasury Services team and is responsible for cash management, debt management, investment management, banking operations, cashiering, electronic and paper check disbursements, and selected collections activities of the University. Managing a staff of 18, and reporting to and working closely with the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer works extensively with the other University leaders and provides leadership in all aspects of planning, issuance, and administration of all debt financings and similar capital funding methods for the University and related foundations, as well as for the planning and administration of the University’s investments and investment management processes. In these activities, the Treasurer provides financial leadership and stewardship for and serves as the Treasurer of the VCU Foundation and VCU Real Estate Foundation, regularly presenting to their boards as well as for VCU Investment Management Company (VCIMCO), a private corporation that now manages $1.4B of University and affiliated foundation assets.

The successful candidate will have Master’s degree in finance, business, or related field; a bachelor’s degree may be acceptable if combined with significant professional experience and ten years of progressively responsible treasury management experience, preferably in a large, complex institution of higher education and/or experience at a Virginia public institution.

Virginia Commonwealth University was designated in 2013 by US News & World Report as one the nation’s “up and coming universities, recognizing its promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, student life and research.” VCU ranks among the top 50 public research universities in the country according to the Center of Measuring University Performance, especially in the areas of faculty awards, doctorates granted, and number of postdoctoral fellows.

Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU is part of a culturally diverse city surrounded by historic neighborhoods. The University’s rich history is drawn from two separate institutions that were merged in 1968 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly to create VCU. Today, the University supports students in over 220 degree and certificate programs across its campuses – the downtown Monroe Park and MCV campuses, as well as campuses in Fairfax, Virginia for the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, and Doha, Qatar for the School of the Arts. Hailed for its nationally ranked programs in the arts, social work, and health sciences, VCU is a cutting-edge teaching and research university with an exceptional commitment to excellence, diversity, innovation, and outreach.


Virginia Commonwealth University has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Monica Williams, Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations may be sent to Monica Williams

All applications must also be submitted through the VCU Jobs website:

VCU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.