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Academic Budget Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Academic Budget Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170252
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Academic Budget Manager is responsible for managing resource allocation processes and providing financial analyses to support the development of the university’s academic budget.

Job Duties
1. Assist in the financial analysis and promotion of university level academic budget initiatives.
2. Support the annual development, monitoring, analysis and reporting on the university’s Partnership for Incentive Base Budget (PIBB) model.
3. Administer initiative funds on behalf of the Provost including the Provost’s reserve, the academic initiatives pool, faculty start-up support, and the Destination Area pool.
4. Support the process for approving college hiring plans and any associated commitments of new faculty start-up support.
5. Perform queries against the university’s centralized data systems and work closely with the Office of Academic Decision Support in order to obtain meaningful quantitative data to inform a wide variety of policy and procedural issues. Also, obtain qualitative information and context for quantitative analyses through regular communication and contact with college and vice presidential area staff.
6. Collaborate with fiscal officers in the colleges and vice presidential areas, and staff in the Office of Budget and Financial Planning on budget development, analyses, and reports. Advocate for policies and procedures that represent the strategic goals of the Provost and the academic units of the institution.
7. Design and implement improved methods for compiling existing information to improve reporting capabilities.
8. Maintain effective, positive and open communications with Provost area departments, university administrative departments, and dean and vice presidential offices.
9. Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree, preferably in a related field such as public administration, finance, business administration or education or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and significant related experience equating to an advanced degree.
Advanced spreadsheet skills, including manipulation of large data sets; ability to analyze, summarize and present quantitative and qualitative information clearly.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and effective writing and communication skills.
Significant, successful experience in a financial management related position in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of Virginia Tech financial and academic policies and procedures and their related enterprise systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred.
Experience working with relational database software.
The successful candidate must be detail-oriented but with an ability to understand the university environment and contribute broadly to a variety of university goals and projects.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0170252 in its entirety at Review of applications will begin September 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Provost - Administration
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8am to 5pm
Job Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/27/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? Yes
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  3. * This position is for current Virginia Tech employees only. Do you currently work at Virginia Tech?
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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