Chief Operating Officer at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

  • 11 Jul 2017 1:21 PM
    Message # 4968344

    Position: Chief Operating Officer at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia


    Location: Charlottesville, Virginia




    The position of Chief Operating Officer oversees the financial, human resources, security, administrative and operational needs for The Fralin Museum of Art. The COO follows the procedures, policies and guidelines of the University of Virginia, State of Virginia, and the Federal Government. S/he oversees that the University/State budgeting process as well as the local Museum budgeting process are completed in an accurate and timely manner. This includes working closely with the Office of the Provost and Vice-Provost for the Arts and all departments at the Museum as well as the Director and Chief Curator.

    The COO serves as a member of the senior management team and advises the team on the financial matters of each department and the Museum as a whole. This position is considered an Administrative Generalist. Administrative Generalists are responsible for a variety of professional level work across a composite of administrative service areas including budget, finance, procurement, human resources, academic administration, student services, communications, grants and research administration, space and facilities and/or high-level operational support.

    S/he supports the Executive Director in efforts to ensure long-term financial stability, expand creative capacity, and enhance overall institutional reputation.
    The COO plays an important role in a broad range of activities related to institutional planning and resource management. S/he supervises the annual budget preparations with the Director and Chief Curator. S/he is expected to be a leader in organizational matters, working with the Director and Chief Curator as well as other members of Senior Staff, to direct policies and procedures related to museum operations and leading efforts for performance improvements throughout the organization.

    The COO consults regularly with the Director and Chief Curator, as well as other pertinent Senior Staff, about long-term facilities issues, safety and security matters, including emergency preparedness, support organizations, organizational performance, and all financial matters.


    Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience

    Specific Responsibilities:


    • Manages 4 direct reports: Accounting Specialist, Chief Security Officer, Assistant to the Director, Marketing Manager
    • Directs and supervises the museum's financial and budget activities in order to fund operations and increase efficiency.
    • Manages the production of all financial reports, including monthly financial statements. Reviews monthly analysis of performance. Reforecast annual budget as required.
    • Oversees the preparation of budgets for approval, including those for funding and implementation of programs, and delegates management of sections of the budget to department heads and others as appropriate.
    • Develops, coordinates, and executes policies and procedures affecting all areas of the Museum; recommends and implements systems to improve Museum operations and provide for successful integration of Museum-wide activities. Formulates policies to ensure best practices in alignment with the museum industry and the University.
    • Works with the Director and Chief Curator for the coordination of strategic planning for the Museum
    • Provides leadership and oversight of the museum's visitor services ensuring effective management.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director and Chief Curator.

    Bachelor's degree and at least three years of relevant experience is required.  


    University Leadership Characteristics:


    For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

    University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.


    EO/AA Statement: The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  


    Required Applicant Documents:


    • CV / Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone  


    Posting Number: 0621249 

    To apply for this position, please go to: and search for the position using the job posting number #0621249.

    Last modified: 11 Jul 2017 1:23 PM | Mai Pham