Assistant Director

  • Ferris State University
  • Big Rapids, MI, USA
  • Jan 08, 2021
Full time   Deans & Directors

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Director   Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)   Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience plus a comprehensive benefit package.   FLSA: Exempt   Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing   Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time   At Will/Just Cause: At Will   Summary of Position: The Assistant Director conducts and supervises complex budget analyses requiring knowledge of academic and administrative plans and budgetary procedures; maintains Institutional and State data reporting; processes annual budget allocations to units; compiles various analyses; and performs other duties as required.   Position Type: Staff   Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Administration, Accounting, Economics or other business related field.   Required Work Experience: Three years of demonstrated work experience in a progressive financial/accounting setting, or related field, preferably in higher education. Considerable interaction with groups where tact, diplomacy, and the ability to work under pressure are required.   Required Licenses and Certifications:     Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:     Duties/Responsibilities: Prepares fiscal and other analyses and reports as required.

Aids and assists in the preparation, formulation, allocation and administration of operating budgets.

Serves as principal operant and contact for HEIDI (state reporting).

Prepares and submits statistical data and annual reports in conjunction with the office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Designs and produces understandable financial schedules, worksheets, and coordinates staffing reports with Position Control in the Controller’s Office.

Maintains accurate records on the status of approved university personnel.

Works with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, & Budget on all state reporting.

Represents the Budget Office in absence of the Director.

Examines and evaluates purpose and content of budget reports to develop new, or improve existing format, use, and control.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Reports directly to the Director of Budgetary Planning and Analysis.

Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information/data.

Responsible for the supervision of assigned staff.   Skills and Abilities: Display proficiency with computers and necessary software.

Perform mathematical operations with accuracy.

Select and train assigned staff.

Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and a diverse population of university groups.

Plan, organize, and manage assigned workload.   Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  Optional Documents:     Special Instructions to Applicants:

Management Business Solutions is assisting Ferris State University in this search, for inquiries please email: or call (616) 456-5627.

Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of an unofficial transcript of Bachelor's degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

  Initial Application Review Date:
1/28/2021   Posting Close Date:
    EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.              

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