The Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for its Director of Auxiliary Services. Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent for Finance, Administration, and Support, the Director of Auxiliary Services is responsible for the overall planning, organizing and coordinating the efforts of a broad and dynamic service program including the Institute’s Military Store, Tailor Shop, Laundry, Barbershop, and Postal Services operations. The position also oversees contract operations that include food services and bookstore and is responsible for monitoring vendor performance. The Director of Auxiliary Services plays a key role in the development of and the ongoing review of business strategies for self-sustaining, revenue generating auxiliary enterprises and internal service organizations that comprise the VMI Auxiliary Services Directorate.
A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field and/or equivalent experience
Purchasing and business operations management experience
Knowledge of accounting, procurement, finance, operations management, and modern management principles and practices
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to plan and direct multiple programs and projects
Strong analytical skills
Significant supervisory experience
Strong customer service skills with diverse groups, such as students, staff, administrators, community leaders and vendors
Military supply system and government contracting experience
Master’s degree in business administration, finance or related field
Knowledge and proficiency with automated purchasing systems
Please include a letter of interest describing aspects of your background that make you well-suited for the position, a resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references. On-line applications accepted until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date is 1 March 2020.
Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, Virginia (pop. 7,000), is also home to Washington & Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Staff wear uniforms but no prior military experience is required. For more information about VMI, please visit our website at http://www.vmi.edu.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.