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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Director of Academic Budget in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Number: 001305

Department: Academic Affairs (Adm)

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Months Per Year: 12

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position serves on a team of six, supervises two budget and accounting professionals, and works collaboratively to support budget and resource management for the Academic Affairs division. The Academic Affairs budget team collectively supports budget and financial activity and provides guidance for approximately 100 business and administrative staff in the division.

  • Provides leadership for financial and accounting support for academic affairs for a large, public university including 7 colleges and 11 academic support units.

  • Designs and implements systems for management of division budget and overall financial activity, provides guidance and organization with regard to annual and multi-year budgeting for all funds, leads budget team and college business staff for budget planning and budget actions, manages all aspects of academic budget including operating, capital, and personnel planning.

  • Oversees college and unit level financial monitoring and analysis, recommends courses of action and offers alternatives to management with regard to analysis and trends, change management.

  • Leads budget-related functions unique to university academic operations including provost commitments, faculty compensation, management of funding related to vacancies, research support, academic technology funding, classroom and academic infrastructure, among others.

  • Organizes and implements division-level communications using various media and methods including website, training materials, online resources and systems.

  • Liaises and communicates regularly with university division-level offices including business administration, human resources, budget office, research office, office of information technology and others.

  • Builds and manages budget team to support the academic enterprise providing appropriate guidance, onboarding, supervision, performance management, regular feedback and professional development.

  • Position works under the guidance of the Associate Provost for Academic Budget and has a high level of independence and administrative authority, serving in a division-level leadership role.

Minimum Experience / Education:

  • Education – Masters degree in business administration, public administration, higher education leadership or related field

  • Experience – Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience preferably in higher education; minimum of two years of supervisory experience of professional-level staff; demonstrated leadership experience and budget management in an enterprise large and complex in scope.

  • Skills – Advanced technical skills using a wide range of systems, analytical and problem-solving skills, detail-oriented, interpersonal skills showing empathy and understanding, effective relationship-building.