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CUNY Assistant Vice President Planning and Budget: York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

Assistant Vice President Planning and Budget: York College/CUNY

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York College

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York College, founded in 1966, is a center of academic excellence in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. One of the eleven senior colleges in The City University of New York, the College’s mission is to enrich students' lives by fostering an environment where they’ll grow into passionate and engaged learners.

York’s academic programs are housed in three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business and Information Systems, and The School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs. Over sixty baccalaureate programs from across a variety of disciplines, including accounting, aviation management, business, computer science, journalism, social work, teacher education, a dual BS/MS degree in Occupational Therapy, and one of the top-ranked nursing programs in New York State, provide students with opportunities to study liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The College also offers five graduate programs: Aviation Management, Clinical Trials Management, Pharmaceutical Science and Business, Physician Assistant, and Social Work.

Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in New York State, the College enrolls 7,000 students from over 95 nations. Nine out of ten students are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The College’s 50-acre campus encompasses seven buildings, including science and computer labs, music and television studios, a Performing Arts Center, and a Health and Physical Education Center. The College recently completed seven major construction projects, with more scheduled for the future. In addition, its neighborhood is at the center of a renaissance fueled by economic revitalization.

York College is committed to fostering integrity, diversity, intellectual discovery, and civic engagement to benefit its students, the community, and the world.

The Office of Planning and Budget supports the goals of CUNY and York College. Our primary objective is to align planning and budgeting activities and processes to effectively and efficiently maintain and develop human, physical, and financial resources for the College. The Office of Planning and Budget provides timely and accurate information so that senior leadership, presidential committees, business managers, and the University's central administration can make informed decisions.

York College seeks a motivated and talented financial leader to support its executive team at a time of growth and improvement at the College. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Planning and Budget provides collaborative leadership and analytical support in planning and organizing resource deployment for all fund sources and uses at York College. The AVP works collaboratively with senior leadership of the College and its associated corporate entities, the fiscal leaders of the City University of New York, and various constituent groups as needed and directed.

The AVP for Planning and Budget is responsible for two critical functions that facilitate achievement of the College's mission. In the planning arena, the AVP is responsible for creating and shepherding a College-wide multi-year resource planning and prioritization process that will become formalized through policy instruments. This includes strategic planning for College-wide priorities and tactical planning to assist departments in their operations and activities. Budget responsibilities include development, communication, execution, and monitoring of operating budgets that are tangibly linked to the outcomes of planning processes and informed by them. The successful candidate is expected to establish collaborative relationships with senior officers of the College and University, faculty leaders, student leaders, administrative directors, and other constituents to achieve desired outcomes.

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Implements strategic budgeting in alignment with the College's strategic plan.

  • Develops a system to support integrated, all-funds resource planning to include various sources and funding vehicles, such as: Tax Levy (Education & General), Dedicated Fees (such as Technology Fees), Designated Funds, Research Foundation, Income Fund Reimbursable and accounts of the York College Foundation, Continuing Education, the Queens EOC and related entities.

  • Develops and submits plans, operating budget requests and reports as requested/required.

  • Develops, prepares, and communicates annual College operating budgets in a multi-year context.

  • Develops realistic revenue and expenditure assumptions; conducts predictive budget modeling to thoroughly understand funding dynamics to promote program stability and resource growth.

  • Executes, monitors, adjusts, and manages the operating budgets via proactive written and verbal communications and strong relationships with departmental budget managers and senior leaders.

  • Prepares and presents informative and helpful written and oral reports on the status of planning processes and budget performance.

  • Develops, interprets, communicates, and maintains budget policies.

  • Collaborates with the College's Business Office and Human Resources/Payroll Office to reconcile data and ensure integrity of budget tracking.

  • Recruits, motivates, directs, and supervises a staff of planning and budget professionals to achieve these objectives.

  • Serves on College Risk Management Team and assists in implementation and further development of Risk Management Plan.

  • Directs Internal Control of campus-wide self-assessment process.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.

Applicants with an advanced degree in business, public administration or a related field preferred. Experience in budget administration at a large and complex organization or institution of higher education is required. At least five years of experience must have been in a position of progressively responsible management in budget administration, preferably at an institution of higher education. Experience must include strategic financial planning, analysis and management, along with demonstrated effectiveness in resource planning, budget modeling, application of appropriate fiscal management systems and technologies, data analysis, project management and presentation, and leadership in budget development and communication. A strong customer service orientation and attention to details are required, along with excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have sound supervisory skills and experience as well as a consultative management style with the ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment, take the initiative to make decisions, resolve problems, and work effectively with all levels of staff and constituents. CPA license and one year of experience in line management of a department or organization, other than planning or budgeting, strongly preferred.


Assistant Vice President


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

$160,000 - $185,000 - Salary commensurate with education and experience.


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

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October 18, 2023


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.