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Associate Director, Budgets and Operations

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

Job Details

The Associate Director of Budget and Operations for the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) reports to the Vice President. The Associate Director serves a critical role in supporting the Vice President of SEM and Rowan Global in managing the business operations of the Division. This individual is responsible for overseeing the processing of the Division's financial transactions; enforcing financial policies and developing budgeting procedures and projections; developing the division's budget; monitoring compliance regarding use of divisional resources; and providing financial tools and research to facilitate planning to ensure financial sustainability and growth. The position will liaise with the office of human resources, the budget office, contracts, and finance specialist.

Essential Functions

In addition to following Rowan University’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with business unit managers to manage SEM budgets.
  • Regularly interact with the department of Finance to ensure budgets and enrollment projections are appropriately set and monitored.
  • Establish long-term financial objectives to meet strategic goals.
  • Manage large, combined budgets and oversee HR, accounting, and procurement functions.
  • Ensure divisional compliance with university financial, procurement, and HR policies/procedures.
  • Oversee annual budget process with SEM leadership team, including analyses of enrollments, expenses, and staffing needs.
  • Monitor all HR and purchasing paperwork, maintain accurate records, and coordinate revenue distribution among colleges.
  • Provide accounting and budgeting expertise and train division staff on university processes.
  • Provide monthly reporting and updates to administrative personnel.
  • Manage Rowan Global revenue, coordinate with Assistant VP of Marketing and Enrollment, and collaborate with VP of SEM on budget preparation and forecasting.
  • Perform other assigned duties.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Financial systems and accounting skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively under tight deadlines.
  • Effective time management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Strategy and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Positive, teamwork attitude, and the desire to interact positively with a diverse population.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience with budget forecasting and development, financial management, and accounting oversight.
  • A minimum of 7 years of administrative leadership, operations management, HR administration and supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with strategizing and problem solving in a complex organization.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work in MS Excel/MS Access at a sophisticated level.
  • Experience working directly with all levels of staff to develop and implement complex budgets and strategic plans.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 8 plus years of experience with budget forecasting and development, financial management, and accounting oversight.
  • 8 plus years of administrative leadership, operations management, HR administration and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a university setting.
  • Familiarity with university financial systems. Banner experience preferred.
  • Experience working with university faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures.
  • Master’s Degree.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Advertised: Sep 20 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 11 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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