Director of Academic Budgets
Commensurate based on education and experience.
Office of the Provost
Open Until Filled
Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Five years of related
experience. Experience in higher education preferred. A combination
of education, experience, and training that would produce the
required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs complex and highly advanced managerial work providing
direction and guidance in strategic planning of academic budgets
for the academic colleges. Responsible for activities associated
with budget planning, development and maintenance of the
University’s operating budget. Works closely with the Executive
Director of Academic Budgets, college administrators and staff to
assist the Dean/VP with financial planning, resource allocation and
Provides leadership to college/division staff related to business
functions. Works with complex data sets and analytics tools in
support of the college/division strategic plan, multi-year
financial plan, and key performance metrics. Assists in the
development and submission of the University’s annual operating
budget as required by The Texas State University System, Board of
Regents’ Rules, and applicable state law. Assists in the
coordination and implementation of new technology and/or technology
enhancements to improve business processes. Analyzes budget changes
to assure budgets reconcile to approved increase/decrease and
result in a balanced budget. Analyzes financial data and develops
moderately complex reports for forecasting and analysis. Prepares
regular and non-scheduled reports. Advises college leadership about
budget matters. Ensures compliance with all relevant state,
federal, local, University and other related rules and regulations.
Assists in the development of policies and operational procedures
for the overall department. Serves on committees as requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability
to explain complex financial information to diverse employees at
different levels with varying degrees of financial knowledge.
Knowledge of strategic planning and budget. Develop collaborative
relationships with Academic Budget staff and college/division
staff. Excellent organizational skills in identifying and
prioritizing work activities. Must exhibit a high level of
professionalism, executive ability, and a keen understanding of
protocol. Ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning, and
independent judgment. Strong interpersonal skills. Should have
strong fiscal resource management skills. Skilled in directing
multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations.
Strong communication skills, both orally and written. Requires
critical judgment for the department, in which very serious
consequences on decision-making can occur. Interprets and applies
complex directives, policies, regulations, statues, and procedures,
and/or written guidelines for a department or major work
This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (
Full Time Part Time
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free
Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status,
citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran
status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender
identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at
will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional
terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require
background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.
Optional DocumentsScreening Questions
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
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- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
- Association for Women in Science
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