Assistant Dean for Budget, Finance and Resource Planning - College of ACES (113341)

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Assistant Dean for the Office of Budget, Finance and Resource Planning

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Assistant Dean for the Office of Budget, Finance and Resource Planning


The Assistant Dean for The Office of Budget, Finance and Resource Planning is a full-time position reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The individual in this position serves as the chief financial officer overseeing business affairs for the College.

The Assistant Dean has major responsibility for College-wide policy related to resource planning, financial management, and budget development. The individual participates in College administration as a member of the Dean's administrative team, along with other College and Department administrators, providing leadership and expertise in the management of College resources.

The Assistant Dean provides financial leadership for the College, offering analysis and strategies to maximize utilization of resources. This includes developing and assisting with the administration of annual budgets for departments/units within the College, and administering/allocating centrally-held funds.

The position works closely with College/campus leadership regarding complex funding sources that support the College, and participates in the development of revenue generation and cost-reduction strategies. The Assistant Dean also advises the Dean and College leaders on matters involving College planning. This position develops and analyzes financial reports and forecasting models to assist with the management of College resources, including the development of both short and long term planning strategies. The position interacts with University, Campus, Federal, State and other leaders as a representative of the College, and responds to administrative requests from external groups, including legislators, agricultural commodity and other groups, and local, state and federal agencies relating to the College and its activities. The position provides leadership and direction for staff in the Office of Budget, Finance and Resource Planning.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in higher education administration, finance or similar field is required. Demonstrated, results-orientated leadership in budget development and stewardship of financial resources is required, as well as excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and negotiating skills. Supervisory experience is required. Experience with University of Illinois financial resources administrative systems, policies and organizational structures is required. Familiarity with the teaching, research, and public service mission of a land grant university is strongly preferred. Familiarity with the organizational structure, programs, and culture that are unique to the College of ACES is also preferred.


Commensurate with training and experience

Starting Date

As soon as possible after the close date

Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by May 27, 2019. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application/interest, resume and contact information for three professional references (include name, title, address, phone, e-mail) by May 27, 2019. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be given full consideration.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Jackie Lawson, search committee chair, via e-mail at [email protected] For technical assistance with the online application process, please e-mail [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of ACES Category:2-Administrative Title:Assistant Dean for Budget, Finance and Resource Planning - College of ACES (113341) Open Date:05/13/2019 Close Date:05/27/2019 Organization Name:Dean's Office




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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 5/27/2019
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