Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by 12/15/17.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
University Advancement is committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcomed and valued. We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where our employees and students work and live.
University Advancement, has an outstanding opportunity for an AVP For Advancement Ops and Chief Budget Officer.
POSITION PURPOSE University Advancement (UA) seeks a visionary, strategic, and inspiring leader to become the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations and Chief Budget Officer (AVP/CBO). The AVP/CBO is a senior member of the University Advancement leadership team and who is responsible for the management of UA's comprehensive and integrated operating budget, and for the strategic design, development and implementation of enabling technologies and operational functions that provide a best in class foundation for the University of Washington to achieve its aspirational goals in development, marketing and constituent engagement. Lead and oversee UA's core services: information technology, gift processing, budget, financial reporting, analysis, resource allocation, facilities management, orientation and training, and talent management. The AVP/CBO is charged with aligning business support functions, policies and procedures, and technology infrastructures with the strategies, values, resources and priorities of the University. The AVP/CBO will contribute to the development of data governance best practices across the institution and works in collaboration with University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) to ensure that the resources it provides to support UW are deployed for maximum value and effectiveness. The AVP/CBO builds, sustains, encourages, and supports productive relationships with and among both unit and university-wide colleagues and develops and implements policies, practices, and systems in Advancement Operations. This person will also serve in a leadership capacity university-wide in relation to all advancement issues impacting these crucial areas.
The position will lead a team of 63 employees (with likely growth) in providing key services to our alumni and constituent relations, development, and marketing and communications teams through these three units: Information Management (staff of 33), Finance, Talent Management & Administration (staff of 18), and Gift Services (staff of 12). The Associate Vice President for Advancement Services and Chief Budget Officer will work in collaboration with members of the UA executive team to recommend appropriate courses of action to demonstrate and sustain a culture of service and business support to enhance an integrated advancement program in service of the University.
The Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations and Chief Budget Officer serves as a visible leader/manager to evaluate operations, analyze data and information, and recommend solutions to help achieve strategic vision and institutional goals. This position will closely collaborate with colleagues in school/colleges/programs to ensure University Advancement resources are optimized and advance the University's quality and reputation through effective marketing and communications, increased constituent engagement, and leading to sustained increases in philanthropic support. The AVP/CBO is an enthusiastic promoter of UW Advancement's values: It starts with me. Our best work is done together. We create impact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for University Advancement's multi-million dollar annual operating budget. Work closely with Assistant Vice President for Finance, Talent Management & Administration to develop, prepare and manage the organization's annual operating budget. Evaluate requests for additional funding and make final decisions on budget priorities both during the annual budgeting process and throughout the year. Responsible for bi-annual discussions with office and department heads, including negotiation and generating buy-in, promoting accountability and providing effective budget tracking and projections to department heads and senior management. Monitors ongoing compensation budget. Prepares annual documentation for the Provost's Budget Office.
Provide leadership and management to: o Senior Director of Information Management o Assistant Vice President for Finance, Talent Management and Administration o Director of Gift Services
Work closely with the Senior Director of IM on strategic planning and a long range vision which fosters a data-driven, integrated information environment incorporating and integrating new technologies as well as legacy systems.
Lead efforts to plan for, recruit and retain staff across Advancement. Promote consistent approaches to applicant selection, interviewing and hiring, reflecting UW and UA values, including a commitment to a diverse workforce. Guide annual performance review process and coordinate employee recognition efforts. Responsible for fostering an environment of staff development and expanded training opportunities related to campaign and sustained advancement efforts.
Oversee the efficient and effective operation of Advancement facilities and plan for strategic growth.
Ensure the administration of gift policies and procedures and other related protocols for the Office of Development, including familiarity with IRS guidelines, CASE guidelines and campaign counting rules, FASB/GASB and general accounting principles, UPMIFA and university policy best practices.
Build and sustain strong relationships with other university administrators in the areas of finance, accounting, budget, information technology, data security, privacy and compliance, sponsored projects and grant and contract accounting, and internal audit
Serve on various ongoing university and ad-hoc advisories and working groups as requested, representing Advancement. Participate and leads where appropriate, representing UW Advancement, as part of professional associations, professional peer groups, and conferences.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS - ATTRIBUTES OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
This position requires strong leadership, exceptional judgement, superb communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies. The Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations and Chief Budget Officer will bring many of the following professional qualities and experiences:
Prior experience managing teams and/or departments. Demonstrated experience as a manager and supervisor of staff, including the ability to motivate people, articulate vision, build alignment and buy-in around organizational goals and decisions, lead teams through change, measure and manage performance (including addressing underperformance), develop processes and policies designed to optimize effectiveness and productivity of the office and its members.
Ability to evaluate and coach departmental heads and other team members, including skills evaluation and recommended professional development.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking and group facilitation.
Proven ability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level. Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and in teams, modeling high personal standards representative of UW's commitment to excellence.
Strong strategic planning and project management skills necessary to accomplish multi-phase long range goals, effectively articulate and measure goals, monitor progress, develop timelines and allocate resources, and measure success. Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical implementation.
Robust quantitative and analytical skills, including the ability to understand complex budgets.
Ability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to product high-quality, and compelling work product under tight deadlines. Ability to exercise good judgment and work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced goal-oriented environment.
Discretion, good judgement, and commitment to keep confidential all data related to UW, its alumni and donors. Sound judgement, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail; the ability to think strategically and act decisively, and strong work ethic.
The intellectual depth, maturity and confidence to work with and command respect and confidence of senior University administrators and colleagues in the Office of Development, Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations, and University Marketing & Communications.
Strong familiarity with UW and its mission. Commitment to the missions, vision, values and guiding principles of UW Advancement and to a model which ensures appropriate levels of support for integrated advancement.
A minimum of 10-15 years of progressively responsible higher education and/or advancement related experience or related work experience.
Cubicle/open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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