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WV - WWU Budget and Financial Planning Director

  • 1.  WV - WWU Budget and Financial Planning Director

    Posted 07-09-2019 12:47 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 07-09-2019 12:46 PM
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    The Budget Office provides budget, financial planning, and analysis functions for Western Washington University. The office reports directly to the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and works closely with a wide variety of offices at Western to provide budget, financial planning, and analysis functions to the University.

    The Budget Office:
    • Develops and implement policies governing resource allocation
    • Analyzes budgets from the state Governor, House, and Senate
    • Recommends strategies relating to legislative funding requests
    • Assists in planning, producing, and monitoring biennial and annual budgets for the university
    • Provides financial planning and analysis at the institutional level
    • Serves as the primary resource for state executive and legislative offices
    • Monitors compliance with budget policies
    • Works to ensure budget resources are planned, allocated, and expended in support of Western's strategic goals


    The Executive Director of Budget and Financial Planning (Executive Director) is responsible for University resource planning and budgeting, including the development of the University's biennial operating budget request and the development, administration and oversight of the University's operating budget in support of the University's strategic plan. The Director is also responsible for conducting comprehensive analysis and reviews of State and University budget issues and the analysis of budget planning drivers, such as enrollment patterns and trends, long-term revenue and expenditure projections, and the development, analysis and presentation of policy recommendations with fiscal implications. The position also works closely with the Executive Director for Government Relations in the representation of University budgetary information to governmental, legislative and inter-institutional entitles and other external requests.

    The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs. As a leader within Business and Financial Affairs (BFA), the Executive Director will be expected to share the division's vision to deliver excellent services for student and University success, and with BFA values which include: integrity; serving Western; communicating effectively; innovative thinking; positive leadership; professionalism; respect and care for self, people, and place; and, teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships.


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in budget and policy development, management and analysis in a similarly complex environment, or additional education may substitute for experience in these areas
    • Experience in financial modeling, analysis and presentation
    • Strong written and oral communication
    • Experience in building and leading a team
    • Advanced knowledge of public sector financial and budgeting principles and procedures
    • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications
    • Experience with presentations to boards and senior management
    • Experience working effectively with a diverse population and commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion within the organization


    • Graduate degree in public or business administration or a related field
    • Successful relevant leadership experience working in or with higher education and/or in an organization with similar budget and policy development structures
    • Demonstrated ability to improve and streamline processes, and to successfully lead positive change


    Excellent Benefits!

    One of the most commonly cited reasons for working at Western is our incredible benefits package. We have multiple medical plans available to choose from with monthly premiums ranging from $25 to $165 for your own coverage; in addition, you have the option to elect coverage for your family. Western provides dental, basic life insurance ($35,000), and basic long-term disability insurance all at no monthly cost to you. You will also be eligible for our employer-matched retirement plan and receive a generous leave package, which includes 24 vacation and 12 sick days each year.


    Take advantage of the Tuition Waiver! After meeting the requirements, you are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 8 credits during the academic year and 4 credits during summer quarter.

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    Commensurate with experience including an excellent benefits package


    Click here to apply now.


    Position closes Monday, August 5, 2019.


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    Western Washington University