The University Information and Technology (UIT) Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) is seeking a Finance and Budget Program Lead. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
As a key driver of the Oregon State University (OSU) digital and business transformation effort, the Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) Finance and Budget Program Lead will be responsible for leading the finance, budget and planning program of projects. The AMP Finance and Budget Program Lead will report to the AMP Executive Director and be dedicated and assigned to work that supports the strategic and operational leaders including the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Finance and Controller, AVP for Budget and Resource Planning and the Executive Director for Budget Development and Strategic Planning. This position will serve as a key member of the AMP team assigned to finance and budget projects, as assigned and prioritized by the AMP Steering Committee and governance structure. This position will be responsible for:
Finance, budget and planning business transformation through close coordination and collaboration with project teams, community members and the AMP team.
Representing the AVP for Finance and Controller, to provide program management across finance projects under the scope of AMP.
Representing the AVP for Budget and Resource Planning to provide program management across budget and resource planning projects under the scope of AMP.
Guiding and assisting project teams in applying the AMP guiding and design principles, data, and frameworks to make informed decisions.
Taking a leadership role in using the AMP strategy to develop a holistic, multidimensional functional architecture specific to finance, budget, and planning, and as a component to the overall system of functional areas in collaboration with the technical partners.
The AMP Finance and Budget Program Lead's job function is critical in focusing the finance and budget business process, and supporting systems with respect to governance, business processes, and business information. This massive effort will involve collaborating with process owners and other community members that are deeply connected to finance, budget and planning processes and systems and how they impact and interact with other functional areas of the university.
The AMP Finance and Budget Program Lead will work closely with strategic, functional, operational and AMP leaders to set the stage for a seamless and collaborative set of parallel activities related to digital and business architecture. The AMP Finance and Budget Program Lead will play a key role, helping structure AMP in terms of its governance structure, business processes and business transformation. This position will be responsible for advocating the ideal community member experience, user focused design, and championing efforts inside administrative domains to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of administrative processes throughout the initiative.
The 3–5-year AMP initiative at OSU will transform and fully digitalize all administrative processes at the university. The AMP Program will transform OSU into a fully digital university, rebuilding its entire administrative technology environment to facilitate efficient and modern transactions among staff, students, and faculty. This effort will modernize the university's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (replacing Banner and additional applications), re-engineer core administrative HR, finance, and budget and planning tools and processes, and deploy automated workflows in the cloud. This process will also include documenting and updating any new or existing policies associated with these processes. This light and lean cloud-based approach enables better institutional agility and adaptability, exceptionally user-friendly design for students, faculty, staff, and administration who interact with OSU. It also provides OSU the opportunity to lower the cost and time burden of administrative processes.
OSU's approach will redesign all HR, finance, and budget/planning processes based on full automation, alignment with industry best practices, and desired customer journeys. This approach will require significant organizational change management, community member engagement across and outside of the organization, and a strong commitment to equity, inclusivity, and accessibility to design solutions for a broad and diverse collection of customers and community members. We will not undertake this ambitious work alone – OSU will collaborate with implementation partners specializing in higher education to deliver on our pioneering vision. We will document every step of our process to support and guide other Oregon institutions who may pursue similar transformative efforts.
OSU University Information and Technology (UIT) has a deep commitment to and belief in the strength and value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both throughout our team and as an intentional and active practice to advance the vision, mission and strategic efforts of the entire university. As a member of the UIT community, the person in this position is expected to foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence in their work. Please note all UIT team members are expected to meet the following commitments:
UIT commits to deliver data as a strategic working asset and to enable data informed decision making across OSU. UIT leaders and staff lead by example and use data to inform decision making at all levels in the organization. Persons in technology roles are also expected to design systems with data portability in mind and work within enterprise architecture and privacy guidelines.
UIT commits to and believes in the strength and value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) both throughout our team and as an intentional and active practice to advance the vision, mission, and strategic efforts of the entire university. As a member of the UIT community, the person in this position is expected to foster and promote the values of DEIA and demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence in their work.
Proactively securing and protecting OSU's digital assets and information systems are crucial to our missions of teaching and learning, research, and extension and engagement. All OSU IT professionals are directly responsible for providing high quality and secure IT systems and services. Persons in technology roles are expected to be responsive to security related actions and requirements and to collaborate to find secure ways to support the OSU community.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field. 5 years' experience in providing business analytics to develop processes and strategy.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or field related to assigned responsibilities OR equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
At least 10 years of experience as a finance and budget generalist with progressive growth in scope of related responsibilities.
Experience in and deep understanding of fund accounting.
A broad understanding of higher education business and varied degrees of appreciation for strategies, processes, technologies, and governance.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with senior-level community members.
The ability to promote teamwork at all levels of the organization.
Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities.
Ability to influence others towards a common objective or goal.
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position will be located on the Corvallis campus and be predominantly in-person to meet the needs of our project and program team(s). Hybrid working arrangements may be discussed with the supervisor where appropriate. Work may be performed during standard working hours, M-F, but may occasionally require work on evenings or weekends.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.