Job Details

University of New England
  • Position Number: 5002003
  • Location: Biddeford, ME
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Director of Capital Budget and Planning

University of New England

Position Information

Position Type: Professional Staff

Faculty Track:

Position Title: Director of Capital Budget and Planning

Employment Status: Full Time

Months: 12

Campus: Portland, ME


Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Director of Capital Budget and Planning is a key participant in advancing the financial health of the University by managing the systems and processes for capital budget management and long-range strategic financial, debt, and institutional planning. The Director provides decision support through the evaluation of University capital projects, debt financing, and other initiatives requiring analysis to determine long-range financial and institutional credit profile implications. The Director works in close collaboration with the Director of Operating Budget to provide recommendations to the Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration and University's executive leadership team to facilitate strategic financial decision making.

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( for additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package.

This position offers hybrid flexible work options (must be able to attend meetings and regularly scheduled days on Portland/Biddeford campus).


Direct management of the University's long-range financial plan ensuring operating budget, fundraising, investment, debt, capital projects, and other non-operating activities are properly captured and forecasted.
Manage and provide reporting on the University's multi-year capital budget that includes annual capital renewals, planned capital investments, and ongoing deferred maintenance.
Aid in the development of detailed funding, financing, and acquisition plans for capital projects on the multi-year plan, and the preparation of capital project funding approval materials for the Board of Trustees.
Develop and monitor capital expenditure plans in consultation with Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration, Facilities Management, and Information Technology Services.
Maintenance of the multi-year financial plan and monitor progress towards established financial benchmarks in accordance with the University's financial strategic plan adopted by the Board of Trustees.
Coordinate with external partners to manage process associated with financial strategic planning and University debt issuances.
Developing and managing critical relationships with key stakeholders such as Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Deans, Department Heads, Directors, Financial Managers and Controller.
Develop and maintain ongoing financial reports and presentations for senior financial leadership, Board of Trustees, divisions and departments.
Provide analytical support for special projects as requested by UNE's executive leadership in the areas of capital budget, debt planning, and financial planning and analysis.
Maintain capital budget process and policy documents.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with at least seven years of experience in increasingly responsible related positions.
At least 7 years of budget, finance or accounting experience required with
5 years of capital and debt budget and planning, forecasting and financial analysis experience strategically supporting a leadership management team.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of current best practices in the areas of capital budgeting, debt planning, long-range financial planning, financial ratio analysis, analytics, and forecasting.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a climate of strong ethics, trust, and credibility; work collaboratively with units across the institution and provide sound decision support to senior leadership.
Analytical aptitude, collaborative nature, clear communicator, mission driven, experience with financial modeling and accounting (especially in higher education or not-for-profits)
Experience in IBM COGNOS or similar data reporting tool.
Advance Microsoft Excel skill level
Strong data aggregation, manipulation and analysis ability
Knowledge of sound financial management and budgeting practices and principles; proven ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex financial problems; experience with higher education or not-for-profit capital budgeting.
High level of analytical ability, emotional intelligence, and organizational, communication, and relational skill.

EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

Employees in clinical settings must meet the State of Maine's immunization requirements for clinical activity.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: 2022PS0279P

Open Date: 02/07/2024

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

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