The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team. OPB serves as a steward of resources and trusted advisor to University leadership to support decision-making and enable strategy.
Reporting to the Vice President for Budget Planning and Management, the Director, Decision Support and Analysis (“Director”) will lead projects and initiatives designed to inform strategic and operational decisions by ASU leadership in the areas of resource planning, allocation, and management. The Director uses a collaborative and consultative approach to work effectively across stakeholder groups to address financial opportunities and challenges for the University.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and seven (7) years of experience in financial or budget analysis or strategic planning; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
Evidence of a master's degree in related field, such as Public Policy/Administration, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Data Science, or Higher Education Administration.
Ten (10) or more years of relevant work experience, preferably in higher education.
Conducts return on investment analysis of existing programs.
Assesses the economic viability of proposed programs or projects.
Performs funds flow analysis and econometric modeling.
Facilitates contingency planning for financial down-turn scenarios.
Creates and maintains dashboard reports (includes financial, student, and human resources data) to be reviewed by senior leadership on a periodic basis.
Analyzes the financial impact of workforce trends and/or human resources policy changes; makes recommendations based on findings.
Supports the development and operation of a long-range all-funds financial forecast tool to guide university-wide strategic decisions and investments.
Facilitates the development of mid and long range predictive space, staffing, and financial models that support strategic planning efforts and executive decision-making.
Develops unit-level planning tools (e.g., tool for department chair to assess the financial impact of a new academic program) in collaboration with the Provost’s Office.
Leads annual benchmarking initiatives (e.g., NACUBO, HelioCampus), leveraging the data to guide policy decisions and identify opportunities for cost efficiencies.
Develops, modifies, and/or evaluates directly, or in conjunction with others, complex data analyses from a variety of sources (e.g., personnel, payroll, space, student, general ledger) that support resource and financial planning.
Gathers information; identifies analysis methodologies; prepares, develops, and submits written and graphic results of the evaluation of data.
Resolves issues related to recommendations based on research, analysis, and evaluation of data pertaining to specific projects, conditions, or proposals.
Assists in analyzing progress towards University-wide strategic initiatives, goals, and objectives; offers suggestions on ways to overcome barriers or challenges.
Supports analysis of complex proposals led by senior departmental staff.
Identifies, and plans for, where appropriate, new technology to enhance decision making; understands the impact of technological change on the organization.
Participates in periodic upgrades and restructuring of enterprise systems, supporting definition and development of reporting requirements.
Represents the university on internal and external committees involved in a variety of institutional issues.
Supervises and oversees work teams and/or staff; coaches and provides feedback to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities of staff engaging in data analysis.
Arizona State University is a creating a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 67,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.