Director, Budget Administration

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 498690
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Financial Services and Procurement, Full Time

Salary Grade: 35E

Context of the Job:

The University of Delaware is a major land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research institution, with significant public funding. The University has a $1 billion budget and consists of ten colleges and various central units reporting to the President, Provost, and Executive Vice President.

Reporting to the Senior Budget Director, the Director, Budget will have view into the total University financials with a focused view on the Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officers (EVP-COO) organization. The EVP-COO organization includes Auxiliary Services, Campus and Public Safety, Facilities and Real Estate, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technologies, Internal Audit, Investment Office, Office of EVP-COO and University of Delaware Police Department. The Director, Budget will partner with the Senior Budget Director & Associate Vice President-Chief Budget Officer (AVP-CBO) to implement and refine budget parameters that allows for shared accountability and aligns sound financial planning with the University's mission and strategic goals. Specifically responsible for working with the EVP-COO areas in the strategic development, coordination, and monitoring of an all-funds budget, focusing on all sources of funds. This includes the collection, review, and consolidation of budget submissions for EVP-COO units. S/he is responsible for communicating budget guidance to the EVP-COO and coordinating the development of each unit's budget including variance analysis.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the creation of the EVP-COO's all funds' budgets for administrative areas including Auxiliary units.
  • Represent the Budget Office on ad-hoc committees that require intricate financial and budgetary analysis and insight.
  • Responsible for recommending and reallocating the appropriate level of base allocations within the EVP-COO's units.
  • Responsible for creation, distribution, and communication of all fund's budgets for EVP-COO units.
  • Participates in collaboration to realign operations within the EVP-COO organization to the appropriate unit, coordinating and executing the transactional funding and budgetary moves associated with such activities.
  • Coordinates all aspects of fiscal operations within the EVP-COO organization, including reserves tracking, reporting, revenue streams, personnel, and all other operating expenses.
  • In collaboration with the EVP-COO recommends, develops, and implements consistent guidelines and processes for internal billing for administrative services.
  • Initiates and develops ad-hoc analysis to inform senior leadership strategic decision making. Examples including but not limited to analyzing the financial impact of union renegotiations and/or determining the financial impact for implementing various internal or external service fees.
  • Develops, compiles, and consolidates reports for EVP-COO units to inform spending against budget at any point during the fiscal year.
  • Monitors the EVP-COO's areas current fiscal year budget expenditures and recommends courses of action on various budgetary requests. Alerts EVP-COO and Sr. Budget Director of potential units over expenditures of funds.
  • Coordinates developing all budgetary communication with unit heads and their financial support personnel.
  • Develops, communicates, and implements consistent standard operating procedures that unit analysts reporting through the EVP-COO office will be required to follow.
  • Responsible for gathering, analyzing, and reporting mid-year and year-end results compared to budget for all units reporting into the EVP-COO office which will inform senior leadership and BOT reporting.
  • Develops other financial reports as needed, working closely with the EVP-COO.
  • Supervises at least one budget analyst within the budget office and indirectly manages budget analysts or financial analysts that support administrative units that report through the EVP-COO organization.
  • Performs job-related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree with concentration in accounting or finance preferred, and a minimum of eight years related experience, preferably in higher education.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment as a manager or leader is preferred.
  • Evidence of advanced strategic, analytical, and critical-thinking skills to resolve intricate problems is critical.
  • Ability to execute and integrate complex financial analyses and prepare comprehensive budget summaries and projections.
  • Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures to implement new strategies.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills. A strong collaborator with the utmost integrity and strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to deal with people in an effective and tactful manner.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing complex budgets and forecasting.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, especially with regards to sensitive or confidential personnel or organizational matters.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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