Director, Budget

Website Bristol Community College

Director, Budget



Department: Administration and Finance

Locations: Fall River, MA

Posted: Dec 15, 2022

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full Time

Position ID: 156503

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Director, Budget

DEPARTMENT: Administration and Finance


REPORTS TO: Comptroller


The Director, Budget leads the college budget process by overseeing the planning and analysis of the operating budget. This role collaborates with college stakeholders in the budgeting process, provides support to several college committees ensuring the budget aligns with Bristol’s Strategic Plan and works in conjunction with financial leadership in development of analysis, reporting, and financial decision making, among other duties.


• Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, updating, auditing, and maintenance of all budget activity to include the college’s strategic plan, as well as generating financial reports and updates for the college’s Board of Trustees.
• Develop an operating budget that incorporates the college’s strategic objectives.
• Develop a comprehensive annual operating budget by programs or campus locations, while ensuring the financial integrity of the campus.
• Assist in development, recommendation, and implementation of models and methodologies that support short and long-term budget planning.
• Prepare quarterly and annual budget reports for the Board of Trustees’ review.
• Develop and implement budgetary reporting in collaboration with administrators and budget monitors to provide accurate and timely reporting designed for various campus constituencies, such as, but not limited to, senior leadership and the Board of Trustees, to support program and department needs.
• Routinely forecast and analyze student tuition and fees revenue, including multi-year forecasting.
• Prepare internal and external reports.
• Provide support and assistance to leadership and department heads in the short-term, annual, and strategic planning of their respective budgets for new or expanding programs and administration of and compliance with college budgeting policies.
• Monitor budget objectives by analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions; make recommendations for an effective course of action or strategic solution as necessary.
• Prepare and monitor full-time labor and adjunct faculty projections throughout the year for all funding sources in partnership with Payroll, General Accounting, and grant recipients to ensure payroll expenses are appropriately allocated.
• Work collaboratively with fiscal staff on grants, contracts, and capital-based budgets.
• Track, report, and generally oversee capital project budgets.
• Engage with President’s Leadership Team to collaboratively accomplish all budgeted objectives.
• Perform and/or oversee analysis and processing of budget transfers.
• Conduct budget training for college employees.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values when interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• Participate in ad hoc finance initiatives.
• Performs other duties as assigned.




NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field.
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a senior budget manager or analyst.
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered.
• Demonstrated experience involving the preparation, justification, and analysis; or the control and administration; of a budget or budgetary program.
• Good interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication.
• Ability to assume responsibility and initiative to prioritize emerging issues and handle concurrent tasks.
• Ability to analyze situations accurately, and develop recommendations for an effective course of action or strategic solution.
• Ability to communicate effectively to present complex budget information in a clear, concise and professional manner.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


• Demonstrated experience with Ellucian Banner Finance system.
• Familiarity with the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS).
• Demonstrated experience working in higher education.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.


The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Information:

POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.

SALARY: Hiring salary $80,000 – $90,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Officer, Emmanuel Echevarria at or 774.357.2682; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled. Review of applications will begin 14 calendar days from the posting date.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

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