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Director of Budget and Financial Planning

Dominican University of California
San Rafael

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Director of Budget and Financial Planning

Job Details
Job Location : Main Campus - SAN RAFAEL, CA
Position Type : Staff - Full Time
Salary Range : $130,500.00 - $130,500.00 Salary

Position Summary
The ideal candidate for this full-time regular position will have strong financial management, project coordination, communication, and organizational skills. Under the direction of the AVP of Financial Planning & Analysis, you will be responsible for coordinating the development of the University's base operating budget. This position will also be responsible for projecting net tuition revenue, identifying Key Budget Performance Indicators and teaming with the FP&A team and constituents to build reliable forecasting and analytical models.

The Budget Development & Financial Planning Director, along with the Budget Team, will work with all Center Managers and Directors of Operations in developing, implementing, updating, and reviewing annual and multi-year budgets. You will assist in the development and maintenance of budget reports through the University's various reporting mechanisms. You will also take ownership of our budgeting tool (Prophix).

  • Takes a key role in developing the annual and multi-year University Operating Budget, working closely with the Budget Team, Center Managers, and Directors of Operations.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of the Annual Budget Development Project Plan to ensure all deadlines are met, and transparent communication channels are established.
  • Teams with FP&A to ensure timely and accurate reporting for use by the Budget Team, University Leadership, the Budget & Priorities Committee, and the Center Managers.
  • Develops a rolling three-to-five-year University Forecast for operating expenses and revenue to support the strategic directives of the university.
  • Works with IT and the Data & Analytics Manager to maintain the Budgeting System of Record (Prophix). Strong focus on data integrity
  • Develop and review financial models and templates with appropriate university constituents; collaborates with constituents to understand and meet information needs.
  • Coordinates the effort to revise the Budget each fall, as necessary, based on enrollment figures and other updated projections.
  • Supports capital budget development process
  • Coordinates with Human Resources, Center Managers, and Directors of Operations to ensure that accurate personnel budgets are maintained, and personnel expenses are accurately projected.
  • Establish controls and develop procedures to maintain and improve existing budget development systems and tools. Manage and coordinate all budget reporting requirements and support technology enhancements.
  • Collaborate with Institutional Research & Business Office to ensure accurate source data is used in FP&A models.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of budget development and reporting procedures and identify areas of improvement. Actively seek and implement ways to improve, streamline and automate processes.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders throughout the budget development and planning process, as well as the rest of the year.
  • Assist the AVP for FP&A in all areas of the Planning and Budgeting function, including special projects as needed.

  • Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in economics, finance, or related field
  • Minimum seven years of experience in financial planning and analysis or comparable experience, preferably, but not necessarily at a higher education institution
  • Advanced excel skills, including financial modeling.
  • Strong project coordination skills, strong analytical skills, adept at variance analysis, forecasting revenue and expenses, tracking and trending of key performance indicators.
  • Adept at visual display of quantitative information
  • Knowledge of budgeting and other financial systems, we currently use the Prophix Budget Module and Colleague ERP
  • Results oriented with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively communicate interdependencies and project status.
  • Works and collaborates well within a team environment.
  • Provide a service-oriented approach to constituents.
  • Focus on successfully meeting deadlines with accurate, efficiently designed work products.
  • Adept at strong teamwork and flexibility during times of shifting priorities.

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Higher Education experience
  • Advanced degree

  • Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 4, 2024; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

  • Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Working at Dominican University of California

    Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach.

    The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.


    Dominican University of California educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service into their daily lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.

    Academic Life:

    Dominican’s focus on interdisciplinary studies provides a challenging academic environment with four schools, 24 majors, and an average class size of 16.

    In the sciences, the University excels at involving undergraduates in sophisticated research projects that enable students to present at national academic conferences and publish alongside their faculty mentors in peer-reviewed journals.

    In the humanities, students may combine dance and musical performance with the study of philosophy, literature, world cultures, and religion. 

    Dominican offers strong undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing. There are also graduate offerings in these disciplines, as well as in counseling psychology and occupational therapy. 

    Dominican Diversity:

    Dominican students come from across the United States. Although primarily from the Bay Area and Northern California, students come from 18 countries, including Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and  Turkey.

    More than 80 percent of undergraduate students attending Dominican receive some form of financial aid, allowing students from diverse backgrounds to further their education. The University focuses in global community outreach and bringing a diverse range of faculty and students to campus.

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.

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    50 Acacia Ave
    San Rafael

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