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Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
 
 
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Date Posted May 19, 2022
Category
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Number:

122053

Title:

Associate Vice President

Functional Title:

Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

Staff

University Authorized FTE:

1.00

Unit:

VPF-University Budget Office

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Associate Vice President is a senior leadership position within the Division of Finance. The AVP will serve in the Vice President’s absence and often represent the vice president on committees. 

This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer and manages three directors:  the Director of Budget Operations, the Director of Financial Analysis and Analytical Reporting and the Director of Fiscal Planning. This position will work closely with the CFO and divisional leaders in monitoring the financial and operational performance of their responsible areas and will act as a financial advisor and hands-on business partner to improve financial results by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and using that data to recommend actions that will support management’s strategies.

The AVP will collaborate with senior members of the finance team to develop and maintain service expectations, develop documentation for processes, reports, and queries to support planning, and recommend changes to data elements within campus systems to improve the quality and consistency of information available for data analysis. 

This will include providing support to university leadership in fiscal and budgetary policy development and providing essential data analysis for the campus to inform key decisions impacting the resource allocation for the university. This individual manages the annual budget formulation, approval, execution, and oversight for the university. They play a key role in the university’s annual operating budget, coordinating the preparation of the state budget request process and interacting and responding to USM budget and information requests.

The AVP plays a key role in support of executive management in the strategic decision-making process through a comprehensive analysis of data, modeling, and reporting to ensure efficient financial operations. They forecast future revenues and expenditures to establish cost structures and determine capital budgeting for projects.

This individual will also oversee the strategic multiyear fiscal planning and forecasting for the campus. This function directs the multi-year, all-funds long-range plan and forecasting activities to ensure strategic allocation of resources to support institutional priorities, develops managerial reporting to inform key decision making impacting the budgetary direction of the university and develops long-range campus wide capital facilities, and technology investment plans.

This is a particularly compelling time to join the University of Maryland, as it has emerged from the pandemic in a position of strength, both operationally and financially. In addition, there are a number of strategic initiatives underway in which the Associate Vice President will play a key role in advancing change. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 

▪     Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field from an accredited college/university.

▪     Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in financial management and oversight in a higher education setting.

▪     Minimum of five years of leadership experience managing successful work products of highly productive and engaged teams.

▪     Direct experience with data analytics tools, data warehouses, and complex data queries. Experience in working with technical resources on data structure and tables preferred.

▪     Proven results in complex data analysis, managerial reporting, and data structure for financial information.

▪     Demonstrated experience using large-scale accounting systems as well as web-based reporting tools.

Preferences:

▪     Master’s degree.

▪     Higher education experience in budgeting and analysis.

▪     Experience with decision support tools, data analytic and reporting software such as SAS, Microsoft BI, Tableau, Excel.

Additional Information:

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate
documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing enthusiasm regarding the themes
described in this profile.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Maryland in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate
materials should be received as soon as possible. Application materials should be submitted using
WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in full confidence throughout the entire process. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Kim Brettschneider
Consultant, WittKieffer
UMarylandAVP@wittkieffer.com

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Normal office environment with extensive computer use.  Must be able to clearly read computer screen for extended periods and maintain significant fine finger dexterity for keyboarding. Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling common office items such as supplies, files and documented materials.

Posting Date:

02/11/2022

Open Until Filled

Yes

Best Consideration Date

04/29/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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