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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
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Job Number

Recruitment Type

Job Title
Budget Director

Planning & Budget [315]

Budget Office

Hiring Unit
Budget Office

Job Open Date

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on:

Appointment Type
Career [2]

Start Date
Immediate Opening

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Full time

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Fixed or Variable*

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Salary Information
Salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience.

Benefits Eligibility
This position is eligible for Full benefits.

DIR [0245]

Personnel Program
Managers & Sr. Professionals (MSP)

Salary Grade

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Summary Statement
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, the Budget Director oversees the campus's $700M permanent and operating budget, including day-to-day operation and adjustment of the campus-wide budget. This includes developing, implementing, and modifying an overall framework of budgeting controls and such policies, procedures, programs, and practices as may be necessary for effective operation and for assuring a sound financial position. The Budget Director provides regular and ongoing analytical support and consultative advice and recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, and the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, regarding resource and policy matters. The Budget Director manages a team of professional staff who provide analytical support about campus resources. The Budget Director creates and sustains good working relationships with Budget Analysis and Planning, Financial Accounting, and Capital Markets Finance staff in the Office of the President and at other UC campuses and with colleagues in Planning and Budget and across the campus.

Qualifications / Competencies
Proficient knowledge of and experience in strategic budget and financial management.

Demonstrated sound leadership skills, human resources management experience, effective interpersonal skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to prioritize and keep track of a large number of continuing problems, projects, and requests. Ability to build and lead teams, working with others to establish policies and programs and to arrive jointly at solutions to complex challenges.

Knowledge of accounting practices and standard financial reports (profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow).

Analytical and conceptual skills applied to the resolution of complex problems with ability to identify key issues in complex situations, evaluate options, and initiate strategies for resolution.

Experience in aligning resources with goals and priorities in an environment of competitive demand for limited resources.

Experience understanding, establishing, implementing and maintaining information that decidedly influences senior managers and professional staff in their decision-making or supports business operations of a large enterprise.

Ability to comply with Federal, State, and UC regulations, including appropriate confidentiality practices.

Ability to pursue principles of community (diverse, open, purposeful, caring, just, disciplined, celebrative), aligning policies, practices, services, and behaviors with these principles and with establishing a diverse work force.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Knowledge of University of California budget and financial management policies, procedures, and practices.

Experience in higher education environment.

Skilled perspective and experience managing diverse needs related to budget and finance in a university setting or research environment.

Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:*section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3

Critical position requiring background check(s)*

Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review

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Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program*

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Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach
Cover Letter
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Operational Management, Resource Management, Consultation, and Analysis Operational Management:

Manage staff and services of the Budget Office with primary responsibility of day-to-day operation and adjustment of the campus-wide budget, including fiduciary oversight of budgetary controls. Implement policies, procedures, programs, and practices as may be necessary for effective operation.

Develop appropriate measures, studies, and systems to facilitate budget, enrollment, and capital planning efforts. Identify current and future issues, processes, or procedures that require analysis and resolution. Organize information to inform the AVC of financial status, trends, forecasts, and performance.

Resource Management:

Oversee permanent budget and staffing systems, maintenance of chart of accounts, and transfer of funds process. Initiate and/or approve budgetary journals campus-wide.

Exercise sound judgement in areas of fiduciary responsibility, compliance, and reconciliation.

Manage and project resources necessary to meet the operational and capital needs of the campus.

Prepare resource projections, allocation options, and policy analysis to support operational and capital resource need decisions. Provide cash-flow projections.

Make policy recommendations responsive to UCOP policy changes and resource shifts to/from campus. Manage UCOP assessment to the campus and other UCOP charges (e.g., UCPath operations, UCPath capital costs).

Support the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) in the