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UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
UWC² has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Partnership Manager (FPM) reporting to the Director of Finance. The FPM participates on a team of cross-unit internal subject matter experts to strategically deliver superior client-services to academic units in support of their goals. This SME role within the team focuses primarily on financial strategy in support of fee-based programs, and develops and monitors individual program budgets in collaboration with academic units.
Success in this role requires the ability to
maintain and instill our values: diversity and respect for all, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness;
create financial forecasts and build fiscally healthy budgets;
maintain strong working relationships with academic units and UWC² colleagues while respecting the thoughts and opinions of colleagues; and
recommend strategies in support of fiscal and programmatic goals.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Relationship Management
In collaboration with Partner Success Leads (PSLs) and academic partners, develop program-level budgets that balance program quality with financial health
Demonstrate outstanding communication skills to appropriately explain UWC² service options and associated fees, and to help academic units select the best options to meet their program’s needs
Support campus partners when they transition to different service level options; identify the financial-related workflow that will be driven by the academic unit or Continuum College
Support strategies that maintain and improve the health of our academic unit relationships at the program or department level
Communicate and reinforce UWC² procedures and UW administrative policies applicable to fee-based programs
Facilitate successful resolution of unit-level or program-level issues
Function as part of a team, and maintain regular contact and collaboration with UWC²’s entire partnership team
Work with academic units and associated faculty to evaluate the financial viability of proposed new programs
Lead and participate in efforts to monitor, mitigate, and resolve financial deficits; escalate financial concerns to appropriate University officials
Create forecasts and budgets in support of new and existing degrees and certificate programs
Leverage cross-portfolio best practices to identify strategies that could work for other academic units or individual programs
Abide by appropriate UW policies and guidelines
Make responsible fiscal decisions
Monitor fiscal activity and review program performance
Contribute to Memoranda of Agreement language
Work collaboratively across organizational units on financial aspects of program development and maintenance.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Administration or related field and 3-4 years of relevant experience to include
Experience creating fiscally healthy, sustainable budgets, and forecasting future years
Ability to formulate recommendations and interpret financial information
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a team member
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to be proactive, anticipating problems and seeking solutions
Proficiency working with excel and new software applications
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master’s Degree in Finance, Business or related degree
Experience working successfully with Faculty and Administrative staff
A record of success thriving in a team environment to achieve organizational goals
Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple priorities
Familiarity with administrative policies and procedures in a university environment, or specifically the University of Washington
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