Job Req ID:  112756

Sr. Strategic and Finance Associate for University Student Services

University Student Services (USS) is a division of Johns Hopkins University serving all nine of the University’s academic divisions. In its role, the University Student Services’ Finance Team works collaboratively across the University to support high-level strategic planning issues and initiatives related to Student Services which includes the areas of Strategic Initiatives, Capital Finance, and well as Reporting & Analysis.


The operating budget under management supports student services across all nine of the JHU schools which includes Student Affairs, Auxiliaries, Admissions and Financial Aid, Integrative Learning and Life Design, Student Health and Well-Being, Student Enrollment and Account Management/Office of the University Registrar, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


There are several major and many minor capital projects that are part of the budget. The upcoming capital budget averages $90M annually, with the most significant projects being the completion of the new Johns Hopkins Student Center and the Housing and Dining Master Plan.


The Sr. Strategic and Finance Associate for University Student Services, who will act as an internal consultant whose work informs decision-making among senior leadership on a wide range of USS financial strategy and policy issues, focusing much of their time on financial modeling, capital planning, and decision support around the University’s housing, dining, athletics, student success, and other student-facing, facilities including the nearly completed Hopkins Student Center. This role works to provide analytic capacity and financial modeling on issues and initiatives of interest to university and department leadership as they relate to Student Services.


The Sr. Strategic Finance Associate partners with Real Estate, Facilities, On-Campus Living, University Dining, Student Engagement, and other stakeholders across the institution to advance and support the capital needs of the University’s student population. Among other things, their role helps to develop USS’s multi-year capital project financial plan, ensuring alignment between vision and financial resources.


Reporting to the Sr. Director of Finance and Operations, we are seeking a Sr. Strategic and Finance Associate for University Student Services who will be part of the USS Finance team. The position will manage a portfolio of strategic and financial analysis projects and work with other members of finance, USS, and University administration teams to move these projects forward independently. S/he will work collaboratively with senior staff across University Student Services, within University Administration, and the divisions, among others.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Become a trusted partner and advisor to the USS AVP Finance and Administration as well as the USS Sr. Director, Finance & Operations on topics related to financial analytics and modeling.
  • Provide decision support by delivering accurate and timely financial analyses for strategic initiatives, issues, and projects of high priority for senior leadership.
  • Create financial models, long-range forecasts, operating and capital budgets to solve complex problems and answer nuanced questions.
  • Improve and refine existing financial models to accurately forecast key financial and operational metrics against strategic goals.
  • Conduct comprehensive benchmark studies on strategic, financial and operational topics to drive improvement and enhance existing processes.
  • Assess objectively business and financial processes and establish clear project requirements, scope, and objectives.
  • Create high-quality presentation materials and memoranda to communicate context, findings, and recommendations to senior university leadership.
  • Work independently to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Identifies and mitigates risks associated with projects and project timelines; proactively manages any potential roadblocks and works with teams/stakeholders to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Establishes strong partnerships with key staff in the academic divisions and University Administration.
  • Demonstrates respect for process and knowledge and exercises diplomacy in working with sponsors, subject matter experts, stakeholders, team members, and leadership.


Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Exceptional analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Ability to independently manage complex, large-scale projects from start to finish; drives for results, proactively seeks creative solutions to challenges and gaps in information.
  • Collaborative working style, with excellent consultative, project management, analytic, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization, unquestionable integrity, and flexible/adaptive working style.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills; comfortable and experienced at presenting to senior-level audiences.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline.
  • Five years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field is highly preferred.
  • Financial analysis, project management, and/or consulting experience desired with 5-7 years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility.

 


 

Classified Title: Sr. Associate Strategic Initiatives 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Sr. Strategic and Finance Associate for University Student Services   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG  
Starting Salary Range: Min $98,800 - Max $173,300 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Student Services Finance & Administratio  
Personnel area: University Student Services 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Hybrid: On-site 1-2 days a week