Wayne State University — Senior Associate Vice President, Budgets, Planning & Treasury

Wayne State University
Senior Associate Vice President, Budgets, Planning & Treasury

Wayne State University seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Senior Associate Vice President for Budgets, Planning & Treasury (SAVP).

Reporting to the University’s Vice President for Finance and Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer, the SAVP plans, directs, and oversees the development and maintenance of Wayne State’s overall General, Auxiliary, and Designated Fund budgets and leads treasury functions: debt management, cash management, investment management, and risk management functions. The SAVP is a key participant and leader in the development of a comprehensive and inclusive budget process and works collaboratively with the Provost, Vice President & CFO, Deans, faculty, and other departmental administrators across the institution in developing the University’s budget and in providing analysis and recommendations on resource planning in alignment with goals and objectives. The SAVP will mentor, develop, and manage a team of professionals in the Office of Budget and Office of Investment, Debt and Risk. The total operating expenses for the University in FY 2015 were $836 million. The University’s financial reports can be found at http://fisops.wayne.edu/avp/reports.php. Moody’s has assigned Wayne State’s General Revenue Bond a rating of Aa2.

Wayne State University, founded in 1868, is a nationally recognized public, urban research university in Detroit that enrolls more than 27,000 students. Wayne State is Michigan’s only urban research university and is known internationally for its contributions to the sciences. It holds the highest Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designations in both research and community engagement.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field, and at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in strategic budget and resource planning, as well as knowledge of debt financing, treasury functions and bond markets. Significant experience in overseeing budgets in a large, complex environment is highly desirable, as is comfort with change management and collaborative leadership with a wide range of stakeholders. Experience in higher education and a Master’s degree are strongly preferred.

Additional qualities of the desired candidate include strong personal character and values that convey trust, transparency, and integrity; the ability to attract, develop, and mentor a team of professionals; a balance of tactical and strategic capabilities as they relate to the SAVP role; and sophisticated analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Applicants should submit a resume and a detailed letter discussing their accomplishments as well as their interest in the position. Final candidates will be required to successfully complete a background check.

More information about Wayne State University can be found at www.wayne.edu.

The full position profile can be found at www.brillneumann.com.

Please send nominations and applications to:


Beth Schaefer, Principal
Melissa Trotta, Ed.D., Vice President
Brill Neumann Associates
Boston, MA 02116

Wayne State University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer that complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Wayne State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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