Associate Vice Provost for Academic Budget

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Carnegie Mellon University, a member of the Association of American Universities, is a global, research-intensive university with nearly 14,800 students, more than 105,000 living alumni, and approximately 6,300 faculty and staff. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU #25 among national universities, and many of its programs are among the top ranked in the world. Carnegie Mellon boasts academic strength across a broad range of fields spanning humanities, fine arts, social sciences, business, public policy, physical sciences, and engineering, and, indicative of this breadth, is home to the #1 ranked programs in computer science and drama. CMU’s annual budget exceeds $1.3 billion, with total research expenditures of $400 million. In addition to its main campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico.

Reporting to the provost, associate vice provost for academic budget (AVP) provides direction for managing the overall institutional budget, resource planning and financial processes for the academic units reporting to the provost’s office. This role reinforces Carnegie Mellon University’s strategic goals for the university community to focus on efficient, effective, transparent and nimble business practices in order to support the needs of an evolving organization.

The AVP will act as a liaison and consultant to associates in the colleges, schools and departments to coordinate academic budgets, resource planning, and to provide financial reporting to the provost and other university partners. In partnership with university business managers and colleagues in the finance division, the AVP will work with the provost and the leadership of academic units to enhance communication and information sharing while enhancing a budget model that supports the university’s education and research mission. The AVP will advise the provost on fiscal matters and provide leadership for improving the academic budget model which helps to realize the campus mission, vision, and strategic and academic priorities. In addition, the AVP will manage the process for planning the annual budget for all academic units, including the process for collecting and prioritizing the academic investments for the academic units reporting to the office of the provost; serve as liaison from the provost’s office to the academic unit planning process to develop, monitor, and report on academic unit plans that align fiscal, human, and physical resources with strategic academic priorities; and support planning for academic space requirements and work with deans, university registrar and colleagues in campus design and facilities development to accommodate faculty, staff, and instructional needs.

A bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting and at least seven years of progressively responsible budget/finance experience in a higher education environment are required. A master’s degree and academic unit/department level experience are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess a strong financial systems background with proven experience with financial reporting systems; and an understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) accounting standards, and regulations and cost accounting standards related to higher education.

Review of applications will begin May 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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