Posting Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Operations, the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Planning (AVP) leads the College’s Budget, Purchasing and Business Services Offices.
Job Summary/Basic Function: Working with the College leadership and academic departments, the AVP is responsible for developing an annual operating budget, recommending resource allocations and preparing a long-term financial plan that addresses the College's priorities and operating plans. The individual is also responsible for implementing procurement policies which support institutional needs and establishes strong internal controls over competitive bidding and other procurement requirements. Finally, the AVP ensures the efficient and effective operations of the College’s Business Services and Shipping and Receiving functions.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field • 7 or more years’ experience in budgeting and planning • 5 years of supervisory experience • An attitude of continuous improvement and operational excellence • Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement • Ability to manage and lead a team through training, coaching, motivation and collaboration • Strong analytical skills • Good listening skills and easy-going personality • Ability to describe complex issues in simple terms
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in a higher education environment • Advanced degree in business or related field
Internal Number: 508552
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Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.