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Associate Vice President for Budget, Financial Analysis and Data Analytics

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Executive, Other Executive
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Associate Vice President for Budget, Financial Analysis and Data Analytics

Job no: 528115
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Data Science

Department: Finance & Administration
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $190,000 - $210,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA15-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
October 6, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the following:
1) A current resume.
2) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
3) Three professional references.

Department Summary
Budget, Financial Analysis and Data Analytics will be a new division within the Vice President for Finance and Administration's portfolio, with a dotted line report to the Office of the Provost. The division will provide strategic budget, financial analysis and data analytics services to the institution, and be made up of professionals that currently comprise Budget and Resource Planning, Institutional Research, and the Office of the Provost's budget and planning team.

Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Its employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university's many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

The Finance and Administration leadership team have identified two key strategic priorities, namely, to ensure our teams excel as creative, customer-centered problem-solvers and to recruit and retain a diverse and highly competent work force, which supports the university's priorities for diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Office of the Provost (OtP) is responsible for carrying out the university's academic mission. In doing so, the office works closely with faculty and staff to enhance academic excellence, student success, and the UO's overall academic profile.

Position Summary
The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Budget, Financial Analysis and Data Analytics is responsible for providing strategic advice and counsel on financial issues to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer (VPFA/CFO), the Provost, and the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Operations. The individual stepping into this role will be responsible for developing and leading a new division in order to have it most effectively provide strategic budget, financial analysis, and data analytics services to the institution. The division will be made up of professionals that currently comprise Budget and Resource Planning, Institutional Research, and the Office of the Provost's budget and planning team. It is expected that the AVP will optimize the division by taking a fresh look at organizational structure, policies, procedures, technology, etc. This work will not only focus on how to best structure the team's operations, but also how to collaborate most effectively with senior leadership and other analysts across the institution to provide data analysis to answer critical strategic questions.

This position will lead the Budget, Financial Analysis and Data Analytics division in order to most effectively provide the following critical services and functions:
  • strategic data analysis to support institutional decision making;
  • provision of quarterly and annual Board of Trustees financial reports;
  • regular and ad-hoc reports and analysis related to school and college budgets, projections and the academic budget model;
  • costing model support for labor negotiations; and
  • regular budgeting and data analytics functions (e.g., BANNER carry forward process, completion of AAU data surveys).

    The AVP works very closely with the VPFA/CFO and the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Operations. The AVP will be a member of the VPFA's executive leadership team and work closely with the Provost's Office.

    We are committed to recruiting and selecting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and inter-sectional identities of our staff, faculty, and student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our commitment to an inclusive environment which supports student success. Candidates will have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of experience managing functions related to financial analysis and budgeting
  • Five (5) years of experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience with large, complex organizational budgets

    Professional Competencies
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple competing and changing priorities, requests, tasks, and deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, including a keen attention to detail
  • Highly effective and professional verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent writing skills, including proofreading and editing proficiency
  • Strong computer literacy, including with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and web-based reporting and analytical tools
  • Proven experience maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professional conduct
  • Demonstrated awareness of diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of and experience working with budgets in higher education

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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