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Associate Vice President, Financial Planning & Budgets

Posted: 02/21/2023

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Xavier University is seeking a collaborative individual with exceptional strategic, operations, financial and interpersonal skills to serve as the Associate Vice President, Financial Planning & Budgets.

As the primary staff member for the University Planning and Resource Council, the Associate Vice President, Financial Planning & Budgets has full ownership and decision-making responsibilities which includes implementation and documentation for the Managerial Accounting System, the planning and administration of the multi-year Operating, Strategic Planning, and Capital financial plans.  This position serves as a key leader and strategist in the development and integration of the financial aspects of Xavier’s Integrated Plan and provides strategic leadership for Financial Aid and the Provost’s Budget and Planning area.

Reporting to the CBO, this position is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and CBO’s Executive Team, and will assist the CBO in supporting the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  The Associate Vice President, Financial Planning & Budgets is responsible for the management of the Planning and Budgets office, consisting of five professional employees, and will regularly consult with senior management, faculty, and others throughout the University in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.

Key areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Collaborating with all University departments and areas in developing and planning their budgets.
  • Coordinates and prepares the University’s annual spending plan.
  • Develops and updates all long-range financial planning documents in collaboration with the Senior Leadership team and others as required.
  • Develops, updates, and communicates administrative policies relating to the budget and budget process.
  • Supports the generation of additional net tuition revenue by providing strategic leadership through more effective management and discounting of Financial Aid.
  • Evaluates the financial system and reporting needs of the finance group and University community relative to the budget function.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
  • MBA required.
  • At least ten years of related budget planning and analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and expertise in the areas of budget, finance, planning, and policy analysis.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Highly developed collaborative skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software as needed to create and analyze budgets.
Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

At Xavier, we believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive environment. Every member of our community has a role to play in advancing our architecture of belonging. We welcome candidates with unique experiences, backgrounds, education, cultures, and beliefs to apply. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with a statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier's commitment to diversity and inclusion on Xavier University's website.  Please also include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2023.  Position will remain open until filled.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon onboarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax-advantaged accounts including health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care accounts.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.  

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