Company: Rochester Institute of Technology
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Advancement Services and Administration
Responsible for essential operations for the Division of University
Advancement including financial compliance and internal controls;
project/gift account management; and contract workflow. Produces
and analyzes monthly and ad hoc reports, and makes recommendations
to leadership on continuous improvement programs based on the
report's findings. Reports and provides primary coverage for key
operations as a backup to the Financial Operations Director.
University Advancement operates on a $13 million budget with a
staff of 100 people generating 7,000+ financial transactions
- Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the
RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.
- Generates and analyzes monthly and ad-hoc reports including
financial; facilities; and national benchmarking. Prepares
recommendations to leadership for the division's continuous
improvement initiatives based on report analysis.
- Drives a culture with end-users to develop, implement and
administer internal control policies and processes for the division
to improve operational activities such as procurement card and
travel expense reports; Oracle account management; financial
transactions; and records retention.
- Manages the division's procard program for all University
Advancement departments, including card management, renewal, and
- Builds complex financial reports for individual departments in
order to facilitate budget and forecasting analysis models.
- Oversees and reconciles one of the university's gift suspense
accounts including analysis and reporting for the institute's
electronic payment gateways and the university's alumni event
- Partners with the Financial Operations Director in the annual
- Generates account reports and prepares journal entries for
administrators and leadership.
- Prepare purchase requisitions ensuring compliance with RIT
procurement policies, including bid requirements, submission of
exceptions to bidding forms, etc.
- Provides primary coverage for key operations as a backup to the
Financial Operations Director.
- Analyze variance between actual and projected financial results
to promote recommendations for suggested financial direction.
- Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders, while
supporting necessary changes and proactively leading new
initiatives and process changes in relation to fiscal
- Possess an in-depth understanding of the Controller's office
processes affecting University Advancement, including the
preparation of journal and budget entries, accounts payable
(invoice payment forms, purchase orders, and travel expense
reports), and procurement card transactions.
- Mentor division staff on financial operations when needed.
- Develops and administers staff training related to financial,
compliance, and internal control processes.
**Required Application Documents:**
Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal
background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or
written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as
determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT
promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work
place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age,
marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or
disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and
activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants
with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar
applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part
of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human
Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
**Required Minimum Education Level:**
Bachelors or Equivalent Experience
**How To Apply:**
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it
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**Wage Band ( :**
Minimum 3 years of experience analyzing financial and operational
Bachelor's degree required: Business, Accounting, or related field,
**OR** an equivalent combination of education and relevant
Advance level user of Excel and demonstrated experience with
Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated knowledge of Oracle or experience with financial
Experience or aptitude toward analyzing workflow processes,
diagnosing redundancies, identifying current technologies with an
emphasis toward improving work productivity
Effective written and oral communication
Excellent organizational and customer service skills
At Rochester Institute of Technology, our mission is to shape the
future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As
an engaged, intellectually curious, diverse and socially conscious
community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and
design for the greater good. In the Division of University
Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by
fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents,
friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the
resources available to the university through greater volunteer
engagement and increased philanthropic support. As Advancement
professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to
ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the
talented students who seek to join us.
RIT's Division of University Advancement (UADV) is committed to
diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe the power of diversity
enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand
and engage with each other, our constituents and our broader
communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best
practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee
retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials,
constituent engagement and in pursuit of our philanthropic
**What do we believe at RIT?:**
Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative
community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually
curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an
intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide
exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic
opportunities, including a leading research program and an
internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing
students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one
where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their
contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive
employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access
to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit
elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision
benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with
exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your
family, to name a few).
Hybrid - Remote/On-campus
**Commitment To Safety:**
COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the
RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each
employee can be found on the RIT Ready ( website. As per the RIT
Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees
must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions may
be granted: (1) to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to
a medical condition or disability; (2) on the basis of an
employee's sincerely held religious belief, practice, or
observance, or (3) to employees who are fully remote and sign an
Employee Attestation stating that they will not be on campus for
any reason, nor will they participate in any in-person
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