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Budget Director

Posting Date

8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Budget Director
UW System Title:  Director, Budget/M

Essential Job Functions

Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, the Budget Director will provide effective leadership and direction over all policies, practices and procedures related to the development and management of the University’s strategic, capital and operating budgets, incentive based budget model and all related financial forecasts and planning. The position will act as a liaison with the University of Wisconsin System. The Budget Director oversees the daily activities of the University’s budget office, supervises office staff, and coordinates the efforts of divisional budget liaisons. The Budget Director is a strategic partner with various campus leaders, including the Provost, Vice Chancellors, divisional leaders and deans. This position will oversee the compilation, analysis and dissemination of information that provides decision support for the University’s leadership team, divisional leaders and others to contribute to sound decision-making and effectiveness in the planning and innovative management of the University’s assets and resources.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Together with the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and the Controller, ensure financial integrity and overall fiscal management and budgetary performance; responsible for developing and maintaining a productive and cooperative working relationship with other institutional budget liaisons to ensure that financial matters are coordinated, efficient, and are in compliance with all UW System and institutional policies.
  • Work collaboratively with University of Wisconsin System Administration on operating budget development, biennial budget development, reporting requirements and special committees as assigned
  • Assist in the development of strategies, procedures, and policies that support efficient and effective allocation, management and monitoring of campus resources through practices focused on achieving and reinvesting in the vision and strategic direction.
  • Provide leadership for a wide range of complex budget and financial responsibilities including, but not limited to, monitoring of budgets in close coordination with divisional leaders, providing analyses and reports, performing budget modeling and forecasting for alternative budget strategies.
  • Serve as a campus expert for the Plan UW budget software system and provide training and guidance to divisional leaders and budget managers in the colleges and divisions regarding budget-related issues.
  • Implement and oversee the annual budget planning, maintenance and reconciliation process within the context of the annual operating budget and incentive based budget model.
  • As part of the annual operating budget and Incentive Based Budget model, cultivate an environment of meaningful and disciplined analysis; serve on the Strategic Budget Committee, Budget Allocation Committee and the Data Analytics Work Group to establish benchmarks to valuate and set direction for the divisions regarding resource allocation and use.
  • Ensure timely and accurate communications to divisional leaders and institutional stakeholders on matters related to budget and financial issues. Prepare and update periodic budget monitoring reports for divisional leaders and other representatives for review.
  • Advise governance groups on budget issues and procedures as requested.
  • Monitor position assignments to assure UW-Green Bay compliance with position authority allocations.
  • Lead and train Budget Office staff.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business, management, finance, or related field at time of application
  • Seven years of increasingly responsible budget experience in budget and policy development, management and analysis in a similarly complex environment


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in business, management, finance, or related field
  • Experience with a Financial and Budgeting System such as Oracle (PeopleSoft)
  • Expertise in the development of comprehensive, integrated budgeting and reporting systems
  • Knowledge of university, state, federal, and foundation funding policies, procedures, regulations and mechanisms
  • Experience using common software applications (spreadsheets, graphics, word processing, presentation)
  • Advanced accounting and budget skills related to budget development, projections, monitoring, and analysis; ability to construct and use models
  • Demonstrated understanding of an incentive based budget model
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and experience with data analytic programs, i.e. Business Intelligence
  • Familiarity with higher education funding sources and related policy issues

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, analytical abilities and skills to address complex budget issues, the ability to communicate with a diverse campus population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc. Occasional evening and/or weekend work is expected.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $90,000 - $100,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Budget Director"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Tracy Van Erem
Phone: (920) 465-2699

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, September 9, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.