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Executive Director of Budget and Financial Planning - Bellingham

Company: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: July 25, 2019

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Executive Director of Budget and Financial PlanningApply nowWork type:--Permanent Full TimeLocation:--Bellingham, WACategories:--Business and Financial Affairs Position TitleExecutive Director of Budget and Financial Planning About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings. About the DepartmentThe Business and Financial Affairs Division supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. About the Position The Executive Director of Budget and Financial Planning (Executive Director) is responsible for University resource planning and budgeting, including the development of the University's biennial operating budget request and the development, administration and oversight of the University's operating budget in support of the University's strategic plan. The Director is also responsible for conducting comprehensive analysis and reviews of State and University budget issues and the analysis of budget planning drivers, such as enrollment patterns and trends, long-term revenue and expenditure projections, and the development, analysis and presentation of policy recommendations with fiscal implications. The position also works closely with the Executive Director for Government Relations in the representation of University budgetary information to governmental, legislative and inter-institutional entitles and other external requests.The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs. As a leader within Business and Financial Affairs (BFA), the Executive Director will be expected to share the division's vision to deliver excellent services for student and University success, and with BFA values which include: integrity; serving Western; communicating effectively; innovative thinking; positive leadership; professionalism; respect and care for self, people, and place; and, teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degreeSeven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in budget and policy development, management and analysis in a similarly complex environment, or additional education may substitute for experience in these areasExperience in financial modeling, analysis and presentationStrong written and oral communicationExperience in building and leading a teamAdvanced knowledge of public sector financial and budgeting principles and proceduresKnowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applicationsExperience with presentations to boards and senior managementExperience working effectively with a diverse population and commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion within the organization Preferred Qualifications Graduate degree in public or business administration or a related fieldSuccessful relevant leadership experience working in or with higher education and/or in an organization with similar budget and policy development structuresDemonstrated ability to improve and streamline processes, and to successfully lead positive change SalaryCommensurate with experience Application Instructions A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your experience working effectively with a diverse population and commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion within the organization.Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. Closing Date NotesPosition closes Monday, August 5, 2019 Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on--Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);--eoo@wwu.eduWWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact--Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at--vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at:--Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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