Ohio University is accepting applications for the position of Associate Vice President of Budget.
With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 30,000 students. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns. The campus seamlessly merges with Uptown Athens, which is rich with local food culture and walking distance from historic neighborhoods. Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state’s first institution of higher education and one of America’s oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
As an engaged member of the vice president’s leadership team, and as a key University-wide collaborator and leader, the Associate Vice President of Budget oversees the University budget process by directing the office of Budget Planning and Analysis, and by preparing and monitoring the progress of the University’s annual operating budget and capital budget in alignment with strategic institutional priorities. The Associate Vice President of Budget serves as a key communicator, working with University stakeholders at all levels, including financial leaders, to provide guidance, analysis, and expertise relevant to the University budget process, reporting, and financial decision making.
The position provides leadership and oversight in the following areas:
Support executive leadership decision making by:
Preparing and monitoring the institution’s annual operating budget and ensuring alignment with strategic institutional pathways;
Presenting analyses, impacts, and recommendations regarding budget drivers and assumptions inclusive of raise pools, benefit escalators and utilization, tuition and fee increases, enrollments, financial aid, new programs and investments
Providing expertise and analyses regarding external factors that impact institutional financial planning inclusive of federal and state budget bills and state allocation models and methodology
In partnership Chief Facility Officer, Executive Director Treasury Management and Director of Investments, analyze and model impacts of external and market factors on cost escalators and revenues with respect to interest rates, investment performance, commodity rates, forward pricing agreements on institutional budgets and cashflow projections
Interacting with, and providing direction and training to, university administrative units in development, reconciliation, and forecasting unit budgets on a multi-year basis
Provide consultation and advice to Academic Budget efforts within the Provost organization on academic unit budget submissions, analyses, trends and forecasting.
Provide leadership and direction for utilization and implementation of information technology and the creation & maintenance of budgeting tools, models, templates & guidance:
Leading development of business requirements as drivers for new tools and enhancements, external RFP’s and fit gap analyses. Functional lead for implementation of new software/systems.
Defining inputs, tools, templates to support the development of planning unit budgets and consolidations
Serving as advisor and resource to other university departments (i.e., IR/Enrollment/Treasury/Facilities) in the development of forecasting and financial modeling
Collaborating with Financial Systems Team, IT, Accounting in creating integrations with existing institutional systems to streamline processes and create efficiencies
Provide leadership and analyses in collaboration with the AVP, Finance in the quarterly development of institutional operating and non-operating forecasting, variance/flux analyses and respective impacts on multi-year budgets and decision processes. Support fiscal year audit activities as necessary.
Function as the highest-level budget and planning officer in the institution:
Working with stakeholders in creation of university Budget Book, including communicating and enforcing deadlines, reviewing, and editing submissions, creating narratives and supporting graphs, and assembling the document
Creation of presentations for BOT discussions and approvals
Lead discussions and manage agendas for institutional committees inclusive of Budget Planning Council, Budget Partner Group, Executive Budget Group
Participating in SEEC (strategic enrollment committee) subcommittees as appropriate with respect to budget planning impacts
Represent Ohio University on IUC (Inter University Council) Committees; analyze proposals and discussions for impact on Ohio University as well as Ohio university sector. Interact with Chancellor’s staff at the Department of Higher Education (DHE) for necessary approvals, interpretation of Ohio Revised Code, and university fiscal strategies as appropriate.
This position manages the staff of the Office of Budget Planning and Analysis through coaching, training and mentoring and evaluates staff performance. The Office of Budget Planning and Analysis is comprised of an assistant director, a senior budget analyst, and a budget analyst.
Master’s degree in Finance or related field and at least 15 years of direct budgeting, financial policy and planning, including at least six years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Strong financial analytical skills, including a documented ability to utilize and create budgeting tools.
Expert abilities with Microsoft Excel and database software required.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing a decentralized budgeting model, a demonstrated understanding of central resource allocation models, and a demonstrated ability to articulate high-level revenue and expense drivers for a complex, public University.
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Associate Vice President of Budget position is mapped to Pay Grade CA&P |24| at OHIO, with an approximate target hiring range of $153,413 – $210,942. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources.
Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
While some on-campus time will be necessary, this position is designed as a hybrid role, allowing for flexible, remote opportunities for the successful candidate. Additionally, this is a full-time 40 hour per week position designed to function within the planning unit’s standard office hours, though, OHIO proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace, in support of our employees and such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President of Budget
To apply, please complete the online application and attach the required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter addressing professional and academic preparation for the role, current resume or CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.
Position will remain open until filled; however, for full consideration, apply by October 7, 2021.
Please note: For planning purposes, due to the important nature of this position, please be advised that preliminary interviews are tentatively scheduled to occur (remotely) October 18 – October 20.
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. For a detailed opportunity profile, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/sites/default/files/2021-09/ohio-university-AVPB-profile.pdf. For questions, please visit contact Cat Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.