Assistant Vice Chancellor for Financial Planning and Policy

UNT Dallas
Dallas, Dallas County
Apr 02, 2014
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UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Financial Planning and Policy

Job Description Summary:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Financial Planning and Policy reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and provides strategic leadership in the areas of financial planning, budget preparation and policy analysis. The incumbent serves as a resource to all levels of management and operating entities within the UNT System in evaluating budget, financial planning, business expansion and other fiscal matters that support the institutions’ strategic mission. Under general direction, the incumbent will review operating budgets, external reporting to state and federal agencies, and proposals for new projects and policies. S/he develops and maintains relevant databases to assist in the determination of campus priorities and in the development of strategies designed to achieve those priorities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class)

*Ensure that revenue and expenditure planning, and budgeting for the System and its component institutions are compliant with all relevant requirements and advances the primary missions of each institution.

*Advising the senior leaders of the System and each component institution of new laws, policies, and opportunities which will affect the financial management of the institution and suggesting policies and procedures to enhance the financial strength and stability of the organization.

*Analyzing innovative practices in finance and budget management in higher education and developing programs for the UNT System.

*Reviewing state and federal financial reporting by the UNT System and its component institutions to ensure quality, accuracy, and consistency.

*Leading other financial improvement projects as directed by the Vice Chancellor for Finance.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

*Bachelor degree in Finance/Accounting required.

*Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience including resource planning, and financial and budgetary policy development, in state and higher education finance.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in the areas of finance and budget.

  • Significant experience in the administration of a complex organization, including significant experience in resource planning, and financial and budgetary policy development in a shared governance environment.

  • Demonstrated experience working with state, national, and University-wide constituencies in advancing the resource planning budgetary objectives of a complex organization.

  • Strong organizational skills to work independently and to prioritize a heavy workload under the pressure of competing assignments.

  • Excellent numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent writing skills sufficient to draft professional reports and correspondence that is clear and concise.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

*Experience with State of Texas budgeting and reporting is strongly preferred

*Knowledge of and/ or experience using financial web application tools

Physical Demands:

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

UNT System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

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