Summary: The CBO leads the overall operating, cash flow and capital budget development process for the College, coordinates budget policy, reviews and analyzes budget requests, collaborates with department heads on requests, and participates in financial/budget committees. The CBO will also help design and update forms and reports in the budget process. The CBO works closely with the President Chair and Treasurer of the Board of Governors and Finance Department. The CBO reports directly to the College President.
Employer information: Founded in 1895, Gratz College was the first non-denominational, egalitarian institute of higher learning created by the American Jewish community. Initially focused on training teachers for Jewish schools in the Philadelphia area and Hebrew language studies, today’s Gratz is a pioneer in online graduate education and home of the first online Holocaust & Genocide Ph.D. program in the United States. Rooted in Jewish values, Gratz serves the general community through excellence in the training of educators, scholars and non-profit administration. Gratz is located in Melrose Park, a suburban community approximately ten miles north of Center City Philadelphia. Gratz College is an equal opportunity employer.
The CBO leads the overall operating budget development process for the College, coordinates the budget policy, reviews and analyzes budget requests, collaborates with department leaders on requests and participates in financial/budget committees.
The CBO will work closely with the President of the College as well as the Board Chair and Board Treasurer to develop a budget that aligns with the strategic plan.
The CBO will work closely with department heads to understand their departmental needs, collect budget information, translate and accurately model current and future initiatives under different scenarios.
The CBO will collaborate with members of the finance department to ensure transparency.
The CBO will coach non-financial faculty and staff to understand the budgetary process
The CBO will ensure strong working relationships with the Finance Department of the College as well as with other departments
The CBO will implement best-in-class mechanisms for the review of the budget to identify opportunities to more effectively deploy the College’s financial resources.
CPA or MBA with a minimum of 5 years of budget planning leadership experience
Experience in higher education is preferred
Exceptional leadership, coaching and mentoring ability
Experience in making high-level presentations to senior/Board-level leaders
Experience in financial software and capacity to customize reporting
Send a resume with cover letter to email@example.com “Chief Budget Officer” in the subject line along with salary requirements.
Gratz College has a long history of educational service to the Philadelphia area. Founded in 1895, Gratz is the oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North America. From its inception Gratz holds the distinction of being the first institution of advanced Jewish learning to accept women on par with men.
Addressing evolving needs, Gratz College grew to offer training programs for educators and communal professionals in the Jewish and secular communities. Over the last 20 years, the College has expanded its offerings to include a broad array of credentials and programs, including a PhD and EdD, masters’ level programs, BA completion programs, and graduate and undergraduate certificates. An early adopter of online education, Gratz offers blended and fully online degrees and has enrolled students from 36 states and 6 countries. Gratz is a private non-profit institution with a Carnegie Classification as a Master’s – Large Programs level and first received accreditation from the Middle States Commission for Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1967.
Gratz College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, recognized by the Ministry of Educat...ion and Culture of the State of Israel, and is a partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The institution is guided with transparency by its Board of Governors.