Careers at Virginia Tech

Rotational Finance Fellow

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP for Finance
Department: VP for Finance
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Other, Data Analytics / Security

Job Description

The Rotational Finance Fellowship within the Vice President for Finance senior management area is a 12-month cross-departmental hands-on learning and development experience for recent graduates or those new to Higher Education Administration. The Fellow will work in close collaboration with the managers within individual departments, which may include:

Budget and Financial Planning
Campus Planning & Capital Financing
University Controller
Finance Information Technology
Financial Management
Hokie Passport Services
Procurement and Surplus Property
Bursar’s Office
Risk Management

The Fellow will spend an assigned amount of time in rotations with different departments within the Division of Finance and have the opportunity to work on specific projects and assignments that will provide the fellow an excellent understanding of the university’s financial and administrative functions. The Fellow will assist with special project assignments, which vary based on the department’s role within the university. Projects may include the development of benchmark data, business analyses, presentations, reports, position papers and more. The Fellow will also serve as a member of the Vice President for Finance Inclusion & Diversity Committee and contribute to the Committee’s ongoing activities and operations.

For candidates who will hold a bachelor’s degree by December 31, 2021, the anticipated start date for the Fellowship is January 2021. For those graduating in May 2022, the targeted start date is in early June 2022.

For more information about the VP for Finance Rotational Fellowship Program, please visit our site at

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in a business-related discipline or demonstrated interest in a career in a business environment
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Expressed interest in higher education administration
• Experience with statistical or data reporting and analysis
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
• Demonstrated interest in and commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Experience with flexing priorities and multi-tasking

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with confidential or sensitive information
• Leadership experience
• Ability to quickly adapt to changing work environments

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Salary Information

$45,000 - 50,000

Review Date

October 31, 2021

Additional Information

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three references as part of their application materials for full consideration.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Julie Weaver at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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