Budget Director

State University of New York in Oneonta, NY

Posted: 6/18/19
Deadline: 7/14/19

About This Organization

Located in the Leatherstocking Region of New York State, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,500 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. SUNY Oneonta consistently ranks among the top schools nationally, sitting at #13 on the 2018 list of “Top Public Regional Universities” in the North by U.S. News & World Report and #153 in the Northeast on the 2017 Forbes magazine list of “America’s Top Colleges.” The College received INSIGHT magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2017 and 2014 and accepted an invitation to join the Colleges of Distinction in 2015. To learn more about the College, please visit

Job Duties

The Division of Finance and Administration at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Budget Director. Reporting to the VP of Finance and Administration, the Budget Director works closely with the college president and cabinet, deans, directors, department chairs, and College Budget Committee, to provide subject matter expertise and guidance related to the College’s $120 million, multi-fund operating budget. The Director leads the Budget Office in providing timely and accurate information to support strategy and decision-making. Within the Division of Finance and Administration, the Budget Director is a member of a team of leaders responsible for providing a wide array of services and support to the college community, including strategic planning for resource management in a multi-year context. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, strategic, forward-looking thinker and doer who demonstrates integrity, confidentiality and attention to detail and accuracy. To learn more about the Division and the Budget Office, please visit

Expectations include but not limited to: working collaboratively across the College to continually assess and align planning and budgeting activities and processes; effective and efficient resource allocation, analysis, and reporting; administering, developing and coordinating budget policies, guidelines, timelines, activities, and processes, including those of the College Budget Committee; advising and collaborating with college staff in matters relating to effective and efficient budget management; planning, implementing and assessing strategies to address resource allocation challenges and needs; projecting, developing, monitoring and executing the College’s state appropriated budgets in a multi-year context; budget reporting, presentation, and financial analysis for both internal and external constituencies; advancing technologies and tools used in budget business processes; leading, motivating and supervising the Budget Office staff in the aforementioned efforts.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, political science or related field; minimum of 6 years budget administration experience in higher education, government, or non-profit organization; experience in strategic financial planning in a multi-year context for a large organization; a record of effectively communicating and presenting complex information to diverse audiences; advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Preferred: proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively across a large, complex organization; analytical and problem-solving experience in a complex environment; experience with SUNY and New York State budget and finance policies and procedures; experience with and development of current financial management and reporting applications and technologies; excellent communication skills; supervisory experience; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Other Info

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.