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Operating Budget Director

Position Overview

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) seeks an Operating Budget Director to join our team. This critical, full-time position is based in Olympia and will support SBCTC by preparing the biennial system operating budget request, recommending operating fund allocations to the colleges, and developing and implementing related policies and procedures. 

This position is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of State Board operating budget policies, including managing the development of the system's operating budget request and recommending and overseeing state funding allocations to the colleges. This position represents a system of 34 colleges to external agencies such as the Legislature, Office of Financial Management and the Washington Student Achievement Council. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring, interpreting and helping to implement budget related actions taken by the Legislature and the Office of Financial Management. 

Job #: 2016-33

Annual Salary: $108,008

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Closes: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016  

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of policies related to the system's operating budget and college tuition.
  • Prepares and promotes the system's operating budget requests.
  • Prepares and presents analyses of trends and issues related to the operating budget and tuition.
  • Develops and recommends allocation methodologies to the State Board and oversee the allocations to the colleges.
  • Represents the agency on operating budget issues with system and external groups, agencies and associations.
  • Serves as an information resource to the colleges on state operating funding and tuition issues.
  • Works with the State Board, trustees, college presidents, business officers, and others on budget- and tuition-related policy issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree and four years of professional experience in budget policy analysis, preparation and review.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position supervises two Budget Analysts and reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Business Operations.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name – Position Title.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit.



Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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