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Director, Budget, Planning & Administration

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Department: Financial Services
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available on or after September 1, 2020 in University Budget Services.


      Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President Financial & Support Services, the Director of Budget Planning & Administration is responsible for directing and overseeing the university budget process and operations of the central budget operations. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Administering budget planning and development, preparing revenue projections, allocating division budgets, administering funds appropriated to the university.
      • Overseeing budgets for all other university funds including enterprise funds (parking, extended education, health services, housing, and recreation center), promoting fiscal and administrative integrity.
      • Developing and recommending budget policies and procedures.
      • Providing direction to divisional campus fiscal officers on applicable budget/fiscal policies and procedures, overseeing position control.
      • Management and monitoring of university central funds and reserves.
      • Budgeting reporting and submissions.
      • Serving as the campus liaison with the Chancellor’s Office and State Controller’s Office on budget matters.
      • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President/CFO or Associate Vice President.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field.

      Experience:  Ten years progressive experience in the field of budgets, accounting, and/or financial reporting, including experience with business financial systems.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Master of Business Administration degree.
      • Experience successfully managing the budget planning and administrative operations of a public university.
      • Experience in California State University system.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and accounting, including the ability to utilize appropriate accounting software, ability to learn the principles and practices of public finance and capital budgeting; knowledge of financial structures and procedures; knowledge of business plan preparation; knowledge of the purpose, functions, and fiscal organization of the campus; general knowledge of principles of organization and management; working knowledge of research techniques and of statistical principles and procedures.

      • Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgement. Ability to represent the university and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.

      • Skill in collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data and information from diverse sources, resulting in the creation of clear and comprehensive financial information

      • Ability to effectively lead projects, as well as teams, in understanding objectives, gathering requirements and issues, evaluating and arriving at solutions, completing tasks and action items, and meeting project deadlines

      • Skill in analyzing and reviewing the budgets and financial practices of the campus and to develop an effective course of action

      • Ability to interpret and evaluate existing policies and procedures and recommend and implement necessary changes

      • Ability to identify and implement long-range plans in conjunction with campus strategic plan

      • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

      • Ability to make independent judgements and decisions; prioritize and work independently; maintain confidentiality; and anticipate problems and initiate corrective action

      • Ability to establish and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with internal and external individuals and groups

      • Ability to supervise, oversee work, train, and develop staff

      • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting software

      • Experience leading or taking a significant role in planning, developing, and implementing budgets, producing annual budget reports and specialized budget or financial statements and documents

      • Experience in direction and supervision of others.

    • Physical Requirements

      • Working at a desk 8 or more hours per day.

      • Continuous use of computer applications
        to complete work.

      • Daily use of office equipment

      • Daily travel to other campus buildings

    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary: Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN JUNE 8, 2020.  (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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