Director of Budgets & Auxiliary Services

Location
Westminster, Colorado
Posted
Nov 30, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program, Roadmap to Achievement. The college has a strong commitment to equity and actively works to create inclusive communities. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu. The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of December 12, 2018

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:

A letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under "Required Education" and "Required Experience";
An eForm application;
A resume.

All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report. An education verification will also be conducted on selected candidate.

SALARY: Mid to High $80s/annually

GENERAL SUMMARY
This position serves as a key advisor to campus and college leadership in budget development, strategic resource allocation, and financial planning and analysis. Leads the coordination, planning, preparation and submission of the college’s annual budget; prepares all supplemental budgetary information and analyses relative to budgetary matters. Responsible for all matters relating to the strategy and operations of the college cafeterias, campus stores and copy services. Leads the contract services unit and ensures contracts are completed based on state fiscal regulations. Responsible for all matters relating to risk management and state fleet management.

PRIMARY DUTIES
Leads the college in financial planning and analysis, strategic allocation of resources and ongoing budget control. Guides college and campus leadership in aligning college resources to the strategic plan and provides ongoing analysis and guidance regarding the college’s financial position and its effect on the college’s ability to achieve its mission. Provides thoughtful analyses and proposals to improve budgeting processes and resource allocation decisions.
Leads the process for the college to perform and complete the annual budget; manages monthly monitoring activities; oversees maintenance of the staffing pattern; performs budget analysis; compiles and provides historical financial and budget data to administrators; develops revenue forecasts; oversees development of COGNOS and other budget-related reports to assist college staff in managing their budgets; coordinates budget transfer requests for signature and inclusion in the budget; provides training, direction, assistance and understanding to college personnel in managing budgets; develops ad hoc analyses, scenario analysis and programmatic ROI models as needed.
Works closely with the controller and vice president of academic and student affairs to manage tuition and fees reporting submissions to CCCS and CDHE.
Leads and manages various finance related activities including completion of college, system, and state financial data requests, reviews of internal controls and business practices, and preparation of non-accounting reports.
Provides financial analysis and guidance for college and campus leadership on strategic partnerships, new and current programs, and other college initiatives.
Provides support and guidance to the campuses and college-wide departments related to financial areas of everyday operations, i.e. the proper way to make purchases, analysis for new proposed programs, budget formulation and monitoring, etc.
Partners with the facilities planning and management and campus leadership teams to develop strategies for funding and financing of construction projects.
Collaborates with the construction compliance team in accurately managing construction and maintenance resources.
Leads the campus stores and cafeterias in developing successful businesses with a focus on innovation, customer service, continuous process improvement, and bottom-line profitability.
Ensures internal controls are strong throughout all auxiliary areas (campus stores, cafeterias).
Supervises the contracts services unit and ensures proper development, negotiations and administration of complex contracts, using critical thinking to determine the best course of action.
Coordinates with the state division of risk management on issues relating to liability, automobile, and student insurance coverage. Acts as a consultant to the campuses in all areas of risk management including ensuring best business practices are in place. Partners with campus security and preparedness staff to ensure proper and timely communication with the risk management office as appropriate. Coordinates the state fleet vehicles assigned to the college.
Provides overall communications to internal and external stakeholders for the department. Develops college organizational guidelines and department procedures as needed. Supervises the Assistant Director Budgets and Auxiliary Services, the Senior Budget Analyst and the Contracts Administrator.
Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION
Graduation from a regionally accredited college/university with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, college administration, public administration, or a related field.

PREFERRED EDUCATION
Graduation from a regionally accredited college/university with a Master’s degree in business administration, college administration, public administration, or a related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in budgeting, business, or related field. Experience should include three to five years’ supervision of staff with a variety of backgrounds. Knowledge/ability to operate standard office equipment. Microsoft Office suite proficiency, including excellent Excel skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups, including students, faculty, staff and technicians.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
Extensive knowledge of budgeting, good business practices and business analysis. Thorough knowledge of management and supervisory practices and principles. Experience working in a higher education/community college environment.
Familiarity with the State of Colorado’s Statutes, Fiscal Rules, Procurement Code, and Contracting and Leasing Rules.

Welcome to Front Range Community College, where you come for the students, but stay for the people!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Front Range Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs. Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by following this link. http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/Campus-Locations/Campus-Security-Report.aspx . A paper copy is also available upon request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus.

Job Location
Westminster, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Position Close Date
TBD

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