Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA 8am - 8pm. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.
¿Necesitas vacunarte? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 8pm. Traduccion disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Skip Nav  |  HOME Calendar |  Directory  |  Intranet  |  Webmail     


Amid the coronavirus outbreak, SCHEV is exercising caution to protect employees and the public.
We are primarily communicating via email, telephone or video conference. Please be safe, be informed and be well.

Research Associate Job Position

Working Title:  Associate for Finance Policy
Job Open Date: 02/01/2021
Job Close Date: 02/18/2021
Hiring Range: $45,000 – $65,000
Location:  Richmond (City) - 760
Position Number: 00038
Job Posting Number: 1075201
Type of Recruitment:  General Public - G
Does this position have telework options?  Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No
Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band: UG

Job Description:

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the coordinating body for the nation’s preeminent system of postsecondary education. SCHEV is responsible for: developing and promoting an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive and coordinated system of higher education; facilitating collaboration among postsecondary institutions that enhances academic quality and operational efficiency; developing and submitting recommendations to the executive and legislative branches on budgetary and policy matters; and providing advisory and/or regulatory guidance to the institutions. In 2014, SCHEV developed The Virginia Plan for Higher Education a statewide strategic plan. The plan provides a roadmap for Virginia to be the best-educated state by 2030. While SCHEV is responsible for management of The Virginia Plan, execution relies on collaboration among institutions, K-12, general assembly members and staff, Governor’s staff, and other key stakeholders. Ongoing communications, including progress on the measures and targets, as well as initiatives are critical to meeting the needs of Commonwealth and its citizens.

SCHEV is currently seeking an Associate for Finance Policy. The position will support the development of higher education policy recommendations, particularly in the area of funding for institutions’ capital and operating budgets, by collecting, analyzing, reporting data findings and learning new systems for analysis; keeping policies and procedures up-to-date; ensuring accurate and timely processing for programs and projects; providing technical assistance to institutional staff; exploring and embracing new technologies to improve efficiency; and providing other support to the section as needed. The position will work with internal staff, institutional staff and staff at other state agencies. The individual must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to facilitate productive collaboration, partnerships, and excellent results. This position is considered an excepted position with a contractual agreement.

SCHEV aspires to be a great place to work. It is an environment of public servants committed to developing an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive and coordinated system of higher education in Virginia. We value honesty, quality, diversity, inclusion, growth-orientation, personal well-being, equity, transparency and accountability. And we seek team players that will advance these values through their work and engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience demonstrating the ability to interpret, analyze, and apply policy and identify changes to policy/procedures and make updates as needed.
  • Experience demonstrating knowledge, skills, abilities, in data collection/analysis, database manipulation, and experience producing reports related to data findings.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to communicate orally with diverse stakeholders to make presentations, and experience demonstrating the ability to communicate in writing to develop ad hoc reports, guidance documents and other related correspondence as needed.
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to multiple task, to prioritize work, and the capacity to produce detailed orientated work in accordance with deadlines.
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to employ technology to streamline and make work processes more effective and efficient.
  • Considerable experience using spreadsheets to collect and manipulate data and or/knowledge of database management applications and practices.
  • A work history which demonstrates the ability to work independently or collaboratively with SCHEV staff, college university professionals, and staff at other state agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Virginia’s public higher education system.
  • A master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, or other related field.
  • A work history which demonstrates at least one year in the field of higher education finance.
  • Knowledge of higher education capital budgeting and projects.

Special Instructions:

This position is considered an excepted position with a contractual agreement. This position will be required to travel periodically to higher education institutions for onsite visits.

TState applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). Applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State applications and or in resumes. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application, resume, or other relevant documents provided; therefore, it is essential for applicants to supply detailed information. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Submitting an incomplete state application/resume, or a state application/resume lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State applications and or in resumes. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application, resume, or other relevant documents provided; therefore, it is essential for applicants to supply detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application/resume, or a state application/resume lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact DHRM at 804-225-2131. EEO/AA

Notice: DHRM will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

You must apply for this job through the Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs.Virginia.Gov website

© 2020 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor  |  James Monroe Building   |  Richmond, VA 23219
804-225-2600

If you wish to receive this content in an accessible format per Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C § 794 (d), please call 804-225-2600.

For technical Issues with site, contact webmaster