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Assistant Vice President, Budget & Resource Planning

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
$185,000 - $250,000
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Finance Industry
Analyst, Business Services, Fund Management
Government & Institutions
Finance Officer, Analyst
Contract Type

Why Rensselaer? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity.

Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and IBM's Quantum System One - the first university-based quantum computer in the world!

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

Job Summary:

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Budget and Resource Planning is responsible for leading the formulation and management of the Institute’s budget and crafting a comprehensive financial planning strategy aligned with the Institution's mission and priorities. The AVP conducts intricate financial analyses, acts as a consultant in shaping budget and financial planning policies, and implements industry best practices in these processes. The AVP fosters collaborative relationships with senior university officers and other stakeholders to facilitate the creation of both short-term and long-term financial plans throughout the organization. Additionally, the AVP plays a pivotal role in collaboratively leading an analytics team tasked with designing, developing, and implementing predictive analytics; utilizing business intelligence reports and dashboards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, financial planning or related field
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience collaborating with a team of analysts; coordinating their efforts to investigate new functionality, designing, configuring, documenting, testing, and implementing data analytics and Business Intelligence enhancements and upgrades


  • Master's Degree in accounting, business administration, financial planning or related field
  • Working knowledge of Banner or a similar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system
  • Experience in higher education or research setting

Relevant combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical, and financial modeling skills
  • Ability to relate and build strong relationships with individuals from diverse communities and cultures at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of fund-based budgeting in a non-profit setting
  • Advanced knowledge of financial software; including MS Excel, MS Access, and business intelligence applications
  • Ability to learn and/or use SCT Banner finance, position control and labor modules, or other appropriate applications
  • Excellent data evaluation skills, and the ability to extract and interpret data from a variety of sources
  • Ability to effectively present information to internal and external audiences
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others to meet organizational goals
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives

Expected Hiring Range: $185,000 - $250,000

  • The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Benefits Summary:

  • Premium/low-cost medical, dental, vision insurance (immediate eligibility, FSA available)
  • Employer paid life insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D, travel insurance
  • 1% employee contribution to 8% employer contribution to 403(b)
  • Supplemental Retirement
  • 90% Tuition Assistance (staff/spouse/children eligible, see policy)
  • 16 Paid Holidays + Generous PTO
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Center access
  • Automobile purchasing discounts (GM, Mercedes Benz, and more)
  • Plus, much more!

Total Compensation & Benefits Information:

  • Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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