Budget Director

Oneonta, NY

Posted: 2/6/20
Deadline: 2/17/20
Salary: Please call 607-436-2581 if interested
Reference Number: 119724

About This Organization

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

To learn more about the College, the Division and the Budget Office, please visit and

Job Duties

Working collaboratively across the College to continually assess and align planning and budgeting activities and processes; developing and improving budget forecasting models and methods; projecting and measuring budgetary impact of various campus programs and initiatives; 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, assessing and recommending strategies to address resource allocation challenges and needs in a multi-fund environment; 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 performing financial analysis and forecasting 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.

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.


Please call 607-436-2581 if interested

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Required Application Materials

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.