Director of Budget, Financial Planning, and Analysis (FT) Financial Affairs Department

  • Wilmington University
  • New Castle, DE 19720, USA
  • Aug 05, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Deans & Directors

Job Description


Effective immediately: (FT) Director of Budget, Financial Planning, and Analysis supporting the Financial Affairs Department - Wilmington University, New Castle.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, the Director for Budget, Financial Planning, and Analysis is responsible for refining the University's budget operations to support departments and central administration needs. The Director will oversee the University's comprehensive budget process that is collaborative as well as performance and data driven. The Director is responsible for leading the Budget, Planning and Analysis to support the institution in informed decision making through robust planning, analysis, and information delivery. The position will also assist University leadership in implementing appropriate budget and planning strategies that support the University's strategic initiatives. The Director will work closely with executive leadership, assistant vice presidents, deans, department heads, and budget and financial managers across the institution.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Budget Development and Implementation: Lead the development and implementation of the University's all-funds budget, budget reporting, and associated processes through a consensus-oriented process. Ensure that budgets are prepared for Board of Trustees adoption and forwarded to appropriate external entities in accordance with applicable financial covenants. Responsible for the creation, management, and publication of a new University Budget Book.
  • Planning and Analysis: Expand the capabilities of the existing Budget Office within the Financial Affairs Division to provide budget, financial planning, modeling, and analysis support to the University's executive leadership and units.
  • Leadership and Supervision: Develop organizational structure, technical and analytical skill sets, systems and processes to support budget, financial planning, modeling, and analysis functions. Responsible for supervising and managing day-to-day activities, performance management, and deadlines for direct reports. Experience operating as a team member in a cohesive leadership team; willingness to participate in team interactions, collaborative projects, and decision-making.
  • Client Relations and Service: Act as a principal liaison between the Division of Financial Affairs and campus stakeholders, as well as between the campus and various external entities related to budget and financial planning matters.
  • Business Analysis and Enterprise Resource Management: Provide functional leadership for budget-related issues within the University's Financial system to assure that central and campus user requirements are continuously reflected in system design, configuration, reporting, and upgrades.
  • Project Management: Identify and partner with key administrative and campus departments to execute budget, financial planning, modeling, and analysis projects as directed by the Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.
  • Promote and foster an inclusive and diverse environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Must demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace and a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that values the contributions of all employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior VP / Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in business, finance, management, public administration, or a related field is required. Minimum of 3-5 years of managerial-level experience managing the budget operations of a higher education institution of similar scope and complexity as Wilmington University, or in a senior financial leadership role of a non-profit organization with an overall comparable scope of responsibility. Must have excellent communication, collaboration, and coalition-building skills. Must demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace and a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that values the contributions of all employees. Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office products. Experience in planning (formulation) and management (execution) of comprehensive budgets for complex entities, with a preference for experience in higher education or non-profit settings. Experience in addressing and developing complex institutional budgetary priorities and needs; Familiarity with various budget models. Proficient in revenue forecasting, financial modeling, project modeling and business plan development. Strong planning, analysis, and management skills is a must. Strong leadership skills, experience leading knowledgeable subject matter experts, and developing staff. Experience dealing with change management, both from an organizational/structural and technical/system perspective.

Application Details

Hours of Employment: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Incumbent may be asked to be flexible with their hours to meet the needs of the department and the University).

Benefits: Wilmington University offers an excellent benefit package that includes Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan (403b), Dependent Care Assistance, Life & Disability Insurances and Education benefits.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: August 15, 2023

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