Budget and Operations Manager - Strategic Communications

Riverside, CA
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $72,750 - $87,000
Title: Budget and Operations Manager - Strategic Communications
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Strategic Communications
Date Posted: 03/23/2017

Position Information: UC Riverside Office of Strategic Communications is responsible for creating integrated programs that publicize and support the university's mission of teaching, research and service to audiences through first-person communication, programs and publications. Strategic Communications has a program budget of approximately $800,000 and a staff of approximately 25. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications the Budget and Operations Manager is responsible for working with the Strategic Communications leadership team to create the annual budget (including projecting based on actual events, providing cost benefit analyses, reviewing and making recommendations, etc.) and monitoring the progress throughout the year with periodic variance reports for the team. Becoming a trusted member of the leadership team helps the incumbent provide credible forecasts and trends, obstacles and potential challenges. Additionally, the position is responsible for the coordination of other departmental activities (purchasing, accounts payables, etc.) to enable the organization to run smoothly. The position will provide supervision and guidance to department's administrative staff. The Budget and Operations Manager works very closely with University Advancement's central finance/accounting and human resources functions. May be called upon to draft job descriptions, assist with the recruitment process, and other personnel related actions as necessary. Please Note: Candidates will be asked to complete a skills assessment as part of the application process. Cover Letter required.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Has ability to independently gather required information, organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Ability to work independently and follow through on project completion.
Demonstrated ability to manipulate a high volume of complex data.
Proven ability to use spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Proven interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; service orientation; critical thinking; attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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