Vice presidents (VPs) of operations and administration oversee all aspects of the internal administration of an organization. They plan short-term and long-term roadmaps for their institution, organize departments, coordinate activities among departments, direct company resources, and provide quality control by measuring and adjusting performance. They also manage and enforce the budgetary constraints of the organization and are directly responsible for day-to-day operations within a corporation. Vice presidents of operations and administration work with fellow management to plan, organize, and direct institutional operations. They supervise all internal departments to ensure quality control, as well as analyze complex corporate documents and interpret them for dissemination to other managers or investors. They must be knowledgeable in the field of their corporation to ensure all industry standards, laws, and regulations are followed.
Most medium or large corporations or organizations will employ a vice president of operations and administration (or an equivalent position). These vice presidents generally work in an office environment during regular business hours. However, overtime (including nights and weekends) may be required to meet the demands of the position and ensure smooth operation of the organization. Significant travel may also be necessary, to attend meetings and conferences or to oversee corporate facilities.
A master’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g., business, law, finance, accounting, or labor relations) and extensive (generally at least 10 years') experience in administrative and management work in a corporate setting is typically required for vice presidents of operations and administration.
Vice President (VP), Operations and Administration Tasks
- Develop new resources and new revenue streams.
- Evaluate operational processes and procedures, and develop strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
- Provide leadership for the overall operating performance of the business.
- Develop, monitor and administer financial program to maintain efficient, quality services.