Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning and policy formation.
The Policy, Planning & State Operations (PPSO) team is a sub-unit of OPB and will be responsible for policy development in two major areas: external higher education policy issues and internal policy development. This group will monitor higher education news and trends, researching these areas and reporting to campus regularly. As such, this group will contribute to a better understanding of the higher education policy landscape when UW planning and policy formation occurs. In addition, this group is responsible for monitoring state-level changes, documented in state law and other sources, in order to prepare the university's administration for strategic policy discussions. This work entails bill tracking, fiscal note formation, responding to information requests and forming state budget proposals. Additionally, this team will be charged with monitoring adherence to University and state policy as regards fees (tuition, fee-based programs, required student fees and optional student fees) that are stipulated in RCW 28B.15 and the Executive Orders of the University of Washington. This team will also assume responsibility for student fee projections, student fee committee participation and student fee committee Board of Regents items. The team will be responsible for managing certain aspects of the University's annual budget development process, in partnership with the Senior Director, and the AVP of Planning & Budgeting. Finally, this area will take on new responsibilities related to capital budget management, including state capital budget analysis, budget submission project management and fund flow review and management.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Analyst, Policy, Planning & State Operations. Reporting to the Director of Policy, Planning and State Operations, the Analyst will work within the PPSO team and across OPB to provide fiscal and policy analysis and research on national and state higher education policies and practices in support of the executive branch of the University. The Analyst will also provide support to the Provost and staff, the University President, college deans and administrators, and faculty senate committees. The Analyst is expected to work closely with members of OPB's sub-unit teams (Institutional Data Analysis, Financial Analysis & Budget Strategy), Capital Planning & Development, within the Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration unit, in the development of the UW's state budget request, analysis of state budget proposals, development of the UW budget, as well as miscellaneous research, reports and presentations, and other projects as assigned. The Analyst will liaise with counterparts in the Council of Presidents, other institutions of higher education in the state, the Governor's Office of Financial Management, and legislative staff.
Independently conduct accurate and thorough quantitative and qualitative analyses, monitor and analyze state budget processes, write and publish analysis in public blogs and widely distributed briefs, and update OPB web content for state budget information.
Independently monitor the University's use of state capital funds, provide reports to the director, AVP of Planning & Budgeting and senior staff in Capital Planning & development.
Assist with legislative budget and bill analysis and assume a support role in the development and execution of fiscal notes and bill tracking during legislative sessions.
Support campus decision-making by participating in capital project working groups while monitoring project work plans and communicating with the director and senior director when capital projects may affect central university operating funds.
Synthesize state and national policy, University policy and budget information for University administration and community. Assist with communication and presentation of analyses, policies and practices to a variety of audiences with a variety of media.
Bachelor's Degree in statistics, economics, political science, or other related field.
Two to three years' experience, specifically:
- Experience and knowledge of state and national legislative process and procedures, government organization, rules and regulations, and state and/or national budget process and timelines. - PowerPoint or other multimedia presentation construction experience. - Experience in budget and data analysis. - Excellent written and communication skills. - Highly proficient in MS Excel.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in public policy, economics, or related field; or Five years' experience in public policy and/or analysis, with an emphasis on state and/or higher education policy preferred.
Experience with state budget analysis/administration.
Experience with WordPress, Drupal 7 or similar web management tools.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.