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Assistant Director Budget & Planning

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033265
Department Code 31045-7087
Department Budget And Planning
Job Title Assistant Director Budget & Planning
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University Business Hours
Academic Year: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Summer Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hours of operations may vary based on operational need.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Office of Budget & Planning at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of Budget and Planning.

Reporting directly to the Interim Budget Director the Assistant Director of Budget and Planning provides recommendations and assistance regarding fiscal year budgeting and long-range planning of the University’s resources.

Working with the other Assistant Directors of the Office of Budget and Planning coordinates University-wide support related to annual budget preparations, multi-year budget plans, RCM (Responsibility Center Management) system maintenance and management, database creation and maintenance, budget variance analysis and reporting, and budget adjustments. In addition, conducts or leads teams in special assignments as determined by the Director of Budget and Planning, Provost, EVP-CFO, and academic deans.

By direct involvement or delegation to staff this positon serves as the primary guide for University executive academic staff and academic responsibility center staff on matters pertaining to their respective budgets. Other activities include providing forecasting tools and other decision-making support in RCM, support for special studies including accreditation and self-studies.


BA or BBA required; Advanced Degree in finance or economics desirable; extensive in higher education desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications

•Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

• Understanding of a responsibility center management (RCM) budget model

• Predictive modeling experience and academic program development and analysis

• Ability to maintain a keen customer focus

• Ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences in a meaningful and understandable way

• Based on requirements, define appropriate calculations for key metrics

• Assist process design, systems integration, and application design

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to prepare materials that includes appropriate content presented in a format to clearly and effectively communicate information to a diverse set of audiences


Forecasting, analysis, budget development, and monitoring of school and college revenues and expenses. Maintain 10-year budget plans for schools and colleges. Perform complex what-if analysis on demand. Provide dashboards to University executive leaders and board of trustee members.

Work with Schools and Colleges on current year estimated finals.

Reconciliation of fiscal year-end RCM budget results to financial statement results and other RCM fiscal year-end closing activities.

Assure quality control of direct report budget analysts’ work and reporting, executive leadership and trustee reporting.

Provide consultation, Hyperion Planning and ad hoc reporting training, and tools to unit leaders and budget managers for budget planning purposes and to support sound financial management.

Represent the department on committees and special project teams when expertise is required regarding areas of expertise.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.


Job Posting Date 09/08/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
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