Reporting to the Director of the Budget Office, this position is responsible for providing critical support related to planning, developing, implementing, and administrating Western Washington University’s (WWU) operating budget. This includes supporting development of WWU's budget proposals, acting as the Budget Office’s lead staff during the State’s legislative session for drafting responses to fiscal notes and other budgetary inquiries in coordination with internal and external stakeholders, performing analytical work in support of the university’s fiscal responsibilities and strategic decision-making, and other key tasks for ongoing maintenance of WWU’s operating budget.
Bachelor's degree; 3-5 years of meaningful analytical experience in higher education, public budgeting, or financial administration.
Proven ability to use high-level analytic skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide effective summaries and presentations that can be understood by a wide variety of audiences including executive-level management.
Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau/Power BI, and other analytical or data visualization software.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds as a member of an inclusive team.
Prior experience as a financial/budget or legislative analyst in an academic or state government environment.
Experience using Banner, Millennium, or similar ERP systems.
Experience in developing systems for recognizing, evaluating, and presenting financial information.
Understanding of data models and database design concepts including knowledge of data warehousing, data extraction, relational databases, data visualization.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with campus-wide offices.
Track record of maintaining high levels of confidentiality and professionalism when working with internal and external stakeholders.
Internal Number: 497072
About Western Washington University
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.