Assistant Director-Budget and Grants

Wayne State College   Wayne, NE   Full-time     Finance
Posted on February 13, 2024
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Assistant Director-Budget and Grants

Nature of Work

Oversees the budget and financial components of grant operations. Assists the Budget Director with complex budget functions. Develops reports, analyzes data, ensures compliance, provides training and guidance, formulates process improvements, and implements procedures.

Examples of Work Performed    

  1. Oversee the budget and financial portions of pre-award cycle grant proposals; including verification that the budget proposal conforms with College, Board, granting agency, state, and federal guidelines, policies, and procedures; and prepare grant application Board reports.
  2. Oversee the budget and financial portions of post-award cycle grants; including verification that budgets and expenditures conform with College, Board, granting agency, state, and federal guidelines, policies, and procedures; prepare grant award Board reports; initiate new account set-up and distribution; maintain grant files; ensure grant deadlines and compliance requirements are met; monitor budgets; approve expenditures to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, policies, and procedures; prepare and submit grant financial reports; compile and submit reimbursement requests/claims; maintain sub-award policy and procedures manual; and distribute College audit reports to grantors.
  3. Work independently and collaboratively with campus faculty and staff who are writing and administering grants.
  4. Prepare and evaluate budget projections and trend analysis, including the development of predictive models to analyze financial consequences of policy and program changes to assist with strategic decision-making.
  5. Advise, train, and inform faculty, staff, and grant program directors on grant and/or budget questions, processes, and procedures.
  6. Formulate and implement improvements to budget and grant related processes including refining modeling assumptions and methodologies that result in improved projection accuracy.
  7. Assist the Budget Director in the oversight of complex budget operations including the development, implementation, and reporting of the College’s annual operating and biennium budget processes; working cross-functionally with other College and System staff from various departments including but not limited to human resources, institutional research, accounting, financial aid, and athletics to develop, maintain, and distribute various budget reports.
  8. Serve as Budget Director during absences and as needed.
  9. Perform other related duties and complete special projects as assigned by the Budget Director, Associate Vice President or Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Accounting major; experience with governmental accounting procedures
  • Comprehensive familiarity with software applications, especially spreadsheets and budget management systems
  • Experience with detailed and complex files and reports
  • Extensive analytics experience including the ability to detect trends in financial data and determine the cause and effect of scenarios

Physical Demands          

License and Certification Requirements   

Other Requirements      

Criminal Background Check; Credit Check

Salary Information         

Competitive, commensurate with qualifications & experience. Attractive & comprehensive fringe benefit package. Annual salary range is $60,219-$75,274.





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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS1273P

Desired Start Date          

Open Date         


Close Date         

Open Until Filled             


Special Instructions to Applicants            

Wayne State College is seeking an Assistant Director-Budget and Grants

General Information      

Wayne State College serves as a model of success for regional public higher education. Investments in infrastructure and facilities, expanded academic programs and partnerships, a whole-campus approach to recruitment and retention, and a commitment to strategic planning position the College as a strong member of the Nebraska State College System. More than 4,500 students rely on Wayne State for access to graduate and undergraduate degree programs in more than 130 programs of study each year, a role the College has proudly filled since its founding in 1891. Our goals are clear: continually improve retention and graduation rates, provide high-quality academic programs and campus facilities, support workforce and economic development in the region, maintain affordability and access, and manage resources for sustainability. We invite qualified applicants to join us in our important work.

EEO Statement 

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Veteran Statement        

This position is subject to Veterans Preference.