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Budget Director

Apply now Job no: 498519
Work type: Limited - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration, Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking applicants for a position as Budget Director. This position is responsible for providing effective leadership and direction for all policies, practices and procedures related to the development and management of the University’s strategic, capital, and operational budgets, and related financial forecasts and planning. The Budget Director is a liaison with the University of Wisconsin System as well as a strategic partner with various campus leaders such as the Provost, Vice Chancellor, divisional leaders, and deans.  This position oversees the compilation, analysis and dissemination of complex budget information and reports that provide decision support for the university’s leadership team. 

This is a full-time, benefit and paid leave eligible position. Salary for this role is $107,000 - $115,000 commensurate with skills and experience. 


  • Direct the development and administration of the institutional budget and large multi-unit budget projects including budget planning, reporting, policies, controls, procedures, forecasts, and analysis.
  • Provide budget management oversight and strategic direction for the institution.
  • Direct strategic budget planning initiatives and establishes institutional budget objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources and alignment with the strategic plan in collaboration with institutional leadership.
  • Schedule logistics and secure resources to control the allocation of all institutional funds.
  • Serve as the institutional budget liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information and representing the interests of the institution.
  • Exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent employees.
  • Provide business services in multiple financial functional areas and manage budget professionals on complex, high-profile projects spanning across multiple institutional units to support accurate, actionable budgeting and efficient use of financial resources.
  • Develop, implement, and interpret policies and control the allocation of institutional funds to support the efficient use of funds across the institution.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, accounting or related field OR minimum 5 years’ experience in budgetary/financial leadership role.
  • 5 years’ experience in budget and policy development, management, and analysis in a complex environment.
  • Experience with a financial and budgeting system.
  • Experience in the development of comprehensive, integrated budgeting and reporting.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate effectively and communicate verbally, interpersonally and in writing with senior-level administrators.
  • Ability to manage several activities and projects at a given time.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by April 19, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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