Manager, Academic Planning & Analysis

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Manager, Academic Planning & Analysis

Date Posted: 10/06/2020
Req ID:1313
Faculty/Division: VP - Operations & Real Estate Partnerships
Department: Planning & Budget
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Under general and broad supervision of the Executive Director, Budget Administration and Institutional Planning, the incumbent manages the Academic Planning and Analysis group. The manager of the Academic Planning and Analysis group serves as a key adviser and consultant to senior management, at the institutional level and across all divisions, on policy and planning decisions, particularly on questions of quantitative budget analysis. The University’s transition to a net revenue budget model has transformed its approach to academic, financial and enrolment planning. The Academic Planning and Analysis manager manages a sophisticated budget and financial planning process that places the University of Toronto at the forefront of the Canadian higher education community. The process measures the full cost of academic activities (programs, courses, research) and enables the University to make strategic decisions about resource allocation.

This position is technically demanding, requiring an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of enrolment planning and revenue and cost allocation, as well as divisional budget issues, provincial and federal environments, the economic landscape, government policy and funding issues. The position demands excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in order to be able to convey these complex topics to a broad range of audiences.

The Manager, Academic Planning and Analysis supports the senior management team by maintaining the academic budget model, carrying out detailed analyses of activity-based revenues and costs, and managing the Provost’s annual academic budget review process, The incumbent provides advice, analysis, and support to Deans and financial officers during the planning process and throughout the year.

In addition, the Manager plays a significant role in the University’s distributed Institutional Research function, providing senior administration with data and information analysis services for the purposes of planning, decision making and resource allocation. S/he performs systematic collection and analysis of various university data, some of which are reported in documents such as the Annual Budget Report, Report on Student Financial Support, Enrolment Report, Tuition Report and the Divisional Data Book. S/he also responds to spontaneous requests for ad hoc data collection and analysis.

Finally the Manager provides training and communication of budget issues to the broader university community, and within the Planning and Budget Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Undergraduate Degree in Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics (or equivalent), and Professional Accounting designation or Masters degree (or equivalent)

EXPERIENCE: Seven to ten years’ related experience in a complex higher education environment at a senior level. Solid knowledge of relevant and complex university policies, budgetary and financial procedures, enrolment management, financial aid and research issues. Experience collaborating and interacting with senior administrators and providing advice and expertise. Experience in report writing and delivering presentations. Experience in negotiating sensitive and complex financial agreements. Experience in team building, training and managing staff.


Excellent writing, communication and presentation skillsExcellent team leadership skillsHigh energy level and ability to simultaneously lead multiple complex projects In-depth understanding of all aspects of University organization, inter-relationships, policies and procedures, particularly financial and enrolment mattersBroad network of University contacts: ability to deal with senior level University administrators as peers, ability to deal with Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities and Council of Ontario Universities contactsAbility to work in ambiguous situations, multiple interruptions, conflicting deadlinesAbility to work in conflict and pressure situationsDetail-oriented, strong analytical and conceptual thinkingLittle direct supervisionKnowledge of AMS systems: FIS and HRISKnowledge of student system: ROSIExcellent working knowledge of MS Office suite of products: Word, Excel, PowerPointAbility to use data in COGNOS cubeCommitment to diversity and equity

OTHER: Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.

Closing Date: 10/27/2020,11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 6 -- Hiring Zone: $113,499 - $132,415 -- Broadband Salary Range: $113,499 - $189,164
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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