Johns Hopkins University has an over $7 billion annual operating budget and a close to $4 billion five-year capital budget. The University is made up of nine academic divisions, Sheridan Libraries, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and several independent institutes.
The Office of the EVP for Finance & Administration works collaboratively across the University to support high-level strategic planning issues and initiatives and includes the areas of Strategic Initiatives, Capital Finance as well as Reporting & Analysis.
The Strategic Initiatives team is an internal consulting team whose work informs decision-making among senior leadership on a wide range of financial strategy and policy issues. The team works to provide analytic capacity and financial modelling on issues and initiatives of interest to university leadership at the division and university levels.
The Capital Finance team partners with Real Estate, Facilities, and other stakeholders across the institution to advance and support the capital needs of the University. Among other things, the team helps develop the University's multi-year capital project financial plan, ensuring alignment between vision and financial resources.
The Reporting team creates and maintains financial reports, dashboards and other analyses to support the multi-year financial planning of the University.
Reporting to the AVP for Strategy & Analysis, we are seeking aSr. Strategic and Finance Associate who will be part of the Strategic Initiatives group but will work very closely with the Capital Finance and Reporting teams. The position will manage a portfolio of strategic and financial analysis projects and work with other members of finance and university administration teams to move these projects forward independently. S/he will work collaboratively with senior staff across University Administration and within the divisions, including the Assistant Vice President for Planning & Budget, the Controller, Deputy Treasurer and Divisional Business Officers, among others.
**Multiple positions available**
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Become a trusted partner and advisor to the AVP on topics related to financial analytics and modeling.
Provide decision support by delivering accurate and timely financial analyses for strategic initiatives, issues and projects of high priority for senior leadership.
Create financial models, long-range forecasts, operating and capital budgets to solve complex problems and answer nuanced questions.
Improve and refine existing financial models to accurately forecast key financial and operational metrics against strategic goals.
Conduct comprehensive benchmark studies on strategic, financial and operational topics to drive improvement and enhance existing processes.
Assess objectively business and financial processes and establish clear project requirements, scope, and objectives.
Create high quality presentation materials and memoranda in order to communicate context, findings and recommendations to senior university leadership.
Work independently to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Identifies and mitigates risks associated with projects and project timelines; proactively manage for any potential roadblocks and work with teams/stakeholders to ensure projects stay on track.
Establishes strong partnerships with Divisional Budget Officers (DBOs) and other key staff in the academic divisions and University Administration.
Demonstrates respect for process and knowledge and exercises diplomacy in working with sponsors, subject matter experts, stakeholders, team members and leadership.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Exceptional analytical and financial modeling skills.
Ability to independently manage complex, large-scale projects from start to finish; drives for results, proactively seeks creative solutions to challenges and gaps in information.
Collaborative working style, with excellent consultative, project management, analytic, problem solving and presentation skills.
Must have ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization, unquestionable integrity and flexible/adaptive working style.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
Strong written communication and presentation skills; comfortable and experienced at presenting to senior-level audiences.
Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline.
Five years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Advanced Degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field is highly preferred.
Financial analysis, project management, and/or consulting experience desired with 5-7 years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility.
Classified Title: Sr. Associate Strategic Initiatives Job Posting Title (Working Title): Sr. Strategic and Finance Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG Starting Salary Range: Min: 98,800 - Max: $173,300 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: Strategic Initiatives Personnel area: University Administration
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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