Posting Salary: $92,500 to 144,100 (Minimum to Midpoint)
Position Summary: Under the general guidance of the Associate Vice President of Budget Analysis and Planning, the Associate Director oversees and coordinates select cross-functional activities, including development of methodologies for operating budget development, recommendations for allocation of funds and analyses and responses to operating budget-related queries from external entities. Meets with campus Budget and Planning Vice Chancellors, Budget Directors, and Institutional Research Directors, as well as Office of the President senior leadership, directors, and support staff as needed to discuss and communicate budget office policy and actions. Oversees and directs preparation of responses to inquiries from the Board of Regents, the President and senior OP management, State Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst Office, California State Legislature, and other external entities.
Supervises, in coordination of other managers, all budget department staff.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.
Occasionally may need to work in excess of a standard work schedule.
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Duty 10: Incumbent manages development of analyses and methodologies for operating budget development; development of major budget documents and presentations; and conducts analyses of long-term operating budget issues.
Incumbent oversees review of legislative reports and responses to operating budget-related queries from the Board of Regents, State Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst Office, California State Legislature, and other external entities. Oversees investigations and support for external consultants. Oversees analysis of legislation that may impact State General Funds and the University's State support.
Oversees the development of methodologies for funding allocations to the campuses and for reporting budgetary implications. Develops and explains the methods used by UCOP to distribute resources to the campuses.
Communicates with campus Budget and Planning Vice Chancellors and Budget Directors regarding funding allocations and decisions.
Oversees activities related to reconciliation of funds available and revenue projection process; recommends options for maximizing revenue.
Fosters ongoing relations with campus Vice and Budget Directors about policies and recommendations from the Systemwide Budget Office.
Ensures that responses to external inquiries comply with University policy and stated University positions Function:Operating Budget Development Percent: 50
Duty 20: Incumbent has lead responsibility for developing and creating the annual Regents Budget request. This document provides a detailed examination of major issues facing the University involving all areas of the operating budget and policy issues that are of interest to Regents, state government officials and staff, and internal UC constituencies.
Oversees the development and implementation of costing models to facilitate decisions related to the funding of general campuses and their academic programs. Oversees development of methodology underlying the State's funding of the University's enrollment growth and oversees updating of funding factors annually. Coordinates with other OP units and with campuses to integrate budgetary data into the overall plan for year-round instruction.
Works with outside agencies to secure economic information needed for development of policy directions and revenue projections.
Works with outside agencies to secure economic information needed for development of policy directions and revenue projections. Function:State and Regents Activity Percent: 30
Duty 30: Responsible for supervision of staff whose areas of responsibility fall across all operating budget functional areas. Review and approves all work product for supervised staff ensuring accuracy and quality of staff work. Function:Staff Management Percent: 20
Job Requirements Advanced degree in public policy, demography or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 10 years' experience in budget planning and development which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the issues related to operating budget development and analysis.
Ability to identify key issues critical to the success of a budget policy, define and test options to develop effective and thorough recommendations and justifications.
Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative data analysis with large administrative datasets.
Demonstrated experience managing projects and providing direction to staff regarding operating budget planning and process issues.
Demonstrated ability to work calmly and effectively in situations under pressure and to manage time effectively in a changing environment.
Demonstrated ability to work as a leader in a collaborative environment, build consensus and promote the exchange of information among project team members, project management staff and internal units.
Excellent attention to detail as demonstrated by routinely and thoroughly verifying all work to ensure accuracy.
Excellent written communications skills with the ability to prepare and/or edit complex reports involving logical and quantitative analysis, so that it is clearly understandable by both technical and lay readers.
Excellent oral communications skills that demonstrate a professional demeanor, the ability to interact with others with discretion and tact, leading to the constructive resolution of conflicting views and a successful outcome.
Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, relate to a wide array of people, and develop/use contacts to improve job performance.
Excellent leadership, expertise and sensitivity to highly complex political landscape (having no precedent) required to develop and advocate for systemwide budget within UC and externally.
Demonstrates very strong political acumen and influence across all levels of the organization to achieve project results that are critical to the success of unit objectives. Required
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