Closing Date Revised: Preference will be given to applications received by June 15, 2018.
The Oregon Council of Presidents (OCOP) is a voluntary organization of Oregon’s public university presidents. It was formed to foster coordination and collaboration among the public university presidents and other university officials, to avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts, and to ensure effective sharing of resources, knowledge, best practices and advocacy. It is not a governing body.
General Description of the Position
This position reports to the Executive Director of the Oregon Council of Presidents (OCOP). The primary role of the Director is to support the OCOP mission with fiscal and data analysis in order to represent OCOP staff, presidents and member institutions among internal and external constituencies.
This position will exercise independent judgement and perform work related to financial and managerial accounting and data aggregation and reporting. This position requires understanding and appreciation for the diverse missions and resources of Oregon’s public universities. The ability to work constructively with all colleagues and constituencies is essential to the success of this position. This position requires the ability to succinctly compile, analyze and coherently display data and budget information. The Director must be able to communicate effectively to a variety of levels of institutional staff and be able to coordinate multiple projects in a cohesive matrix team environment.
This position is located in Monmouth, Oregon at Western Oregon University. Regular travel by automobile may be required to state offices, universities, and meeting sites. Periodic telecommuting is an option.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties are representative of the assignment and are not a comprehensive description of all work assigned to this position.
University operating budget and capital requests
Provide expertise in higher education financial policy to support development of operating and capital budget requests and presentations
Assist in developing budget-related communications materials for a variety of audiences
Respond to legislative requests for fiscal impact analysis and other budget-related information
Review, analyze and project current service level calculations, institutional cost and resource requirements, revenue and expenditure forecasts and resource allocations
Conduct research and fiscal analyses for policy option packages
Summarize and maintain information on previous legislative budget actions
Develop bill and policy analysis, specifically in the areas of state budgeting and financing
Support review of the universities’ state funding formula and run funding models to project budget allocations
Compose or update budget briefs or other program histories
Research and data analysis
Aggregate institutional information to respond to inquiries on institutional practices and data, budget and fiscal policies and procedures, and ad hoc budgetary and financial studies
Monitor and track public university data and statistics
Provide quality assurance for aggregate and institution-level reporting as well as for underlying data including identification of anomalies, trends, and other issues in need of clarification
Develop Fact Book including institutional information on finance and enrollment
Represent data and narrative reports through summary tables, graphs, and charts
Maintain repository of data not submitted to state and federal agencies
Review and analyze national research and trends that may affect higher education
Policy development and analysis
Analyze and summarize select statewide proposals on academic or other policy matters
Conduct research and develop information to support agreed upon policy proposals
Other Duties as Assigned
Support development of OCOP annual budget
Monitor OCOP budget balances and bring issues or propose corrective actions to Executive Director
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with significant coursework in finance, accounting, or public administration combined with at least 3-5 years of progressive related responsibility OR a master’s degree and at least one (1) year of related experience.
Experience in preparing and analyzing financial and managerial reports.
Experience in researching, analyzing, and applying laws, rules, and regulations.
Higher education experience and experience with statistical methods.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to support the organization’s mission with work efforts consistent with values of accuracy and timeliness, ability to anticipate needs, and flexibility.
Understanding of key university performance metrics (e.g. access; student success; research productivity).
Proven analytic and research abilities.
Advanced communication skills.
Ability to document and present information and ideas clearly and effectively.
Ability to work in an environment of group decision-making in a complex, decentralized environment.
Ability to work both as a team member and independently.
Ability to meet deadlines and to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure.
Ability to work effectively with OCOP and university staff.
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the Universitytypically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.
Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for three references
**Official transcripts will be required at time of hire
As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S1832, Budget and Research Director, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
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