University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Director, Budget, Finance, Human Resources & Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office for Student Conflict Resolution
Director, Budget, Finance, Human Resources & Administration

Nature of the Position:

The Director, Budget, Finance, Human Resources & Administration, is a full-time professional reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Student Support and Advocacy (Dean of Students). This individual is responsible for oversight of business affairs, resource planning, human resources, media communications, and facilities management for the units reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Student Support and Advocacy as well as the units reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Director has the responsibility for policy related to budget development and financial management for the units under the purview of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement and the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Student Support and Advocacy. These units include The Career Center, Illinois Leadership Center, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, New Student Programs, Minority Student Affairs, Student Engagement, Illinois Student Government, Office of the Dean of Students, Student Assistance Center, Off-Campus Community Living, Student Legal Services, and Office for Student Conflict Resolution.
  2. This individual works closely with Division/Unit leadership regarding funding sources that support units to develop revenue generation and cost-reduction strategies. This includes the preparation of the annual student fee request presentation/documentation to the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC).
  3. The Director develops and analyzes financial reports to develop forecasting budget models to assist with management of unit resources.
  4. The Director participates in the Associate Vice Chancellors’ administrative teams along with the unit directors, providing leadership and expertise of the Departmental Resources.
  5. This individual provides leadership and oversight at the department level human resources for the units under the purview of Student Success and Engagement and the Dean of Student Support and Advocacy. Providing oversight of hiring processes, on-boarding, and annual employee reporting to assure compliance.
  6. The Directors supervises the Media Communication Coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Success and Engagement units to ensure development and implementation of a marketing and communications plan consistent with division and university priorities.
  7. The Director manages the work priorities of the administrative aide for this area.
  8. Assist with strategic planning efforts for the Office of the Dean of Students.
  9. The Director is the liaison to Facilities and Services in the building management of the Turner Student Services and Arcade buildings. Provide oversight for all departmental capital projects.
  10. Serve as a Unit Security Officer (approves access to university applications).
  11. Serve on university committees as requested, including Student Affairs Budget Council, Student Affairs Human Resource Council, and Student Affairs EEO Committee.
  12. Submit progress reports, operating changes, and/or procedures when necessary and on a regular basis, including ongoing evaluation of programs and activities.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


MBA or Master’s in a relevant field and at least four years full-time work experience in financial management or a related setting required, to include competencies in applying general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles, and coordination of major administrative functions. Familiarity with University of Illinois systems and policies as well as work experience in a student services setting are strongly preferred.

Required Skills: 

  • Knowledge and application of management principles and practices including budgeting, planning, staffing, evaluating, and operating programs.
  • Demonstrated success in human resource management and staff supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues; sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent ability to work as a member of a team while also working independently with evidence of self-initiative; capacity to work with a minimum of direct supervision balanced by the ability to recognize when consultation and/or notification of supervisor is appropriate.
  • Aptitude for creating and fostering positive, constructive work environments.
  • High levels of professionalism and emotional maturity; demonstrated commitment to ethical business practices.
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to communicate directly, clearly, and honestly; verbally, in writing, and in person.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to gather, sort, forecast, and convey essential and relevant information.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Clear understanding of and ability to work within organizational roles and structure.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility for complex situations and to respond with flexibility.
  • High-level understanding of working with confidential and sensitive information and issues.

Appointment Type and Start Date

Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment with a salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive background checks, which may include but not be limited to a criminal conviction information check, will be conducted. The position is open and available immediately after the closing date.

Application Procedures

All candidates must complete an online profile through in a timely manner for consideration. Please upload the following required documents: resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by February 24, 2020. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

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