Director, Reporting and Financial Planning

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Reporting and Financial Planning

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College's schools, departments, and programs—with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the college's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus—and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the Director, Reporting and Financial Planning is responsible for providing critical information for decision making, performing data analytics and trend analyses, and creation of reports for College leadership. The Director will lead all data analysis and reporting for the college working closely with the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) leadership team, their direct reports, and their operational reporting leads, along with university partners to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient delivery of reports to enable the success of CSSH efforts associated with (1) enrollment, (2) research, (3) finance, (4) faculty, staff, and student recruitment and retention, and (5) diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

The Director is also responsible for working with the CSSH Dean, Associate Deans, Chairs, Directors, and Unit Administrators while coordinating the college's curriculum planning process. The Director's work is critical in helping the Dean and Associate Deans along with the college's individual program leaders to meet goals for new students as well as forecast and track continuing student enrollments and their associated revenue. The Director may supervise one or more financial or reporting analysts.

To be successful, the job requires both individual and collaborative work at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. Analytic work must be summarized and presented in ways that are accessible to non-technical audiences. Deliverables necessary for the operational implementation of strategies must be timely, concise, and extremely accurate. The Dean and Associate Deans often present in the public arena to both internal and external audiences on behalf of the CSSH and the University. They must frequently present information to audiences in ways that are accessible to non-technical listeners.


At least 7-10 years of demonstrated proficiency in data management, analytics, reporting, and financial/budget development and analysis. Advanced practical experience with data management, reporting, analysis and data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, SPSS, Alteryx, Hyperion, R, Python, Cognos, etc); Experience with Salesforce; Advanced Excel skills; Excellent data visualization, report preparation, and written communication skills, including ability to prepare and deliver presentations to an executive audience; Individual must be able to conduct rigorous, applied research that informs the strategic goals of the university. Individual must understand—and be attentive to—the unique needs and behaviors of the student audience. They must be able to understand the interplay between these behaviors and the reports and analyses that are produced to inform decision-making. An understanding of data science/statistical modeling.

Demonstrated ability to manage a complex set of projects with competing deadlines and priorities; Extensive experience in data presentation, visualization, and the effective dissemination and communication of data/research to institutional decision makers, via oral, print, and electronic environments; The capacity to effectively articulate findings and their strategic implications to non-technical audiences; Proven ability to work in partnership with senior organizational and university leadership as the point of contact for data-based decision-making; Superior teamwork, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and planning and project management skills.

Documents to Submit:

Resume and cover letter required.

Position Type

Data Planning and Analysis

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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