New College of Florida is located in sunny Sarasota, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida – an area known for its award-winning beaches, turquoise waters, and arts and crafts attractions (from theatrical offerings to circus performances). Located about an hour’s drive from urban destinations like Tampa and St. Petersburg, Sarasota is an exhilarating coastal retreat.
As one of 12 universities in the State University System of Florida and the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional undergraduate education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into extraordinary personal accomplishment.
New College currently invites applications for the position of Budget Director.
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPF&A), this position assists the Vice President in providing executive leadership in support of the College’s business and financial operations. The duties encompass the full range of budget functions required to achieve the goals and objectives of the College, the New College Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Directing all budgetary aspects of the College including planning, developing, coordinating and implementing the annual Operating Budget for all College budget entities and internal budget allocations for all major fund entities.
Interpreting laws, rules, policies and procedures relating to budgetary issues.
Preparing, analyzing and submitting Legislative Budget Requests to the Board of Governors (BOG).
Preparing and administering the College’s annual operating budget and developing College policies and procedures for those operating budgets and budget processes.
Providing advice and assistance to the Director of Facilities and Construction regarding preparation of the College’s PECO Budget request and Capital Improvement Plan.
Providing various and sundry administrative support to the Vice President; handling complex and routine assignments including preparation of reports for the Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and various State agencies.
Providing staff support to the Vice President and the College’s Board of Trustees’ Finance & Administration Committee, Audit Committee and the New College Development Corporation Board.
Partnering with the Vice President on operational and strategic issues within the Division of Finance & Administration as they arise.
Participating on the College administration’s collective bargaining teams.
Developing and implementing regulations, desk top operating procedures and work standards governing assigned areas of responsibility as well as assisting other College business operations where requested by the VPF&A.
Interpreting Federal, State, BOG and BOT laws, rules and regulations that govern administrative areas of the College and which require College compliance.
Assisting in overseeing the implementation of New College’s financial and business strategic goals and action plans and participating in the College’s overall strategic planning process.
Representing the College at various regional, state and national meetings, seminars and conferences.
Interacting with vendors, internal and external auditors, the Board of Governor’s staff and numerous state and federal agencies including other SUS personnel.
Serving on other appropriate New College committees as required.
Performing other duties as required.
A Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six (6) years of appropriate experience or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight (8) years of appropriate experience.
Proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint and complex databases with related query and reporting tools. Proficiency with Ellucian Banner, the College’s ERP System.
Knowledge of higher education budgets, accounting trends and best practices. Strong knowledge of balance sheets and income statements.
This position is expected to perform with a high degree of independence. Excellent communication, problem-solving, change management, planning and delegation skills. Experience with and an understanding of automated systems and analytical and reporting tools.
New College is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and veteran status, as provided by law and in accordance with New College’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, New College encourages the recognition of the diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricular activities and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of life at New College.
Founded in 1960, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its first class enrolled in 1964. As one of 12 universities in the State University System of Florida and the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional undergraduate education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into extraordinary personal accomplishment.
Located in Sarasota on the beautiful west coast of Florida, New College offers over 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in data science to a student body of 646 undergraduates and 29 graduates as of fall 2020. New College has earned many accolades and distinctions, among them, a place in Loren Pope’s book “Colleges that Change Lives,” and consistently high national rankings by the leading arbiters of higher education.