Director, Budget Planning and Analysis

Fairfax, VA, VA
Mar 22, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Director, Budget Planning and Analysis

The George Mason University Office of Budget and Planning is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to serve as a Director, Budget Planning and Analysis. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position will have a leadership role in the Office of Budget and Planning and will report to the Associate Vice President and Chief Budget Officer. The position supports the planning, analysis and the development of policies and procedures for the institutional budget and planning function. This position supports the work of colleagues within the Office of Budget and Planning and participates in the updating, planning and forecasting of the universitys all funds incentive based budget model.


  • Work collaboratively with departments, provide guidance in the internal and external coordination of the university budget, long range budget planning, strategic planning, policy development, all funds reporting, interpretation and implementation;
  • Direct the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of financial planning analysis and present the implications of these analyses to appropriate parties. Such analysis would include “all funds” planning for all of the colleges and administrative units;
  • Prepare management analysis to inform decision making;
  • Research and develop models for use in financial planning and resource allocations;
  • Communicate concisely and effectively with university departments and executive management;
  • Develop and submit required reports and analyses to Commonwealth of Virginia offices;
  • Demonstrating continuous effort to improve strategic planning tools and analyses;
  • Represent the Associate Vice President and Chief Budget Officer on campus and/or university committees as requested;
  • Represent the Office of Budget and Planning on standing and ad-hoc committees as requested;
  • Adherence to all Commonwealth of Virginia statutory requirements and generally accepted procedures and methodologies governing public university budget development, monitoring and reporting; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President and Chief Budget Officer.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Statistics or similar field with substantial progressive financial management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and significant specialized director level experience;
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of fund accounting, financial management, and budgeting;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning, budgeting, organizing, and supervision in a higher education setting;
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively and exercise a high-degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration in dealing with constituencies at all levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to define, analyze and formulate alternative solutions to complex budget issues; and
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience with Banner or similar ERP highly preferred;
  • Advanced use and experience with budget model applications and BI reporting platforms a plus.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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