Senior Budget Analyst

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Sep 18, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring DepartmentEnergy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Status:  $70,000 plus/Annual, Full-time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage, basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday–Friday, typically 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with flexibility 

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


Position Summary
:     A complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

At the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As the EERC is part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Business and Finance and is responsible for: 

  • Establishing and maintaining effective policies, procedures, and guidelines for proposal budget development, fund management, and resource information management for the EERC to ensure compliance with federal, state, and University regulations/policies and contractual terms and conditions.
  • Developing and producing accurate and informative project and executive-level reports and other data mining as requested by senior management.
  • Developing and administering the Resource Management and Proposal Database systems to generate accurate and timely information related to proposals, fund management, project management, and resource projections.
  • Participating in and overseeing the development of recharge center rates that accurately reflect the centers’ budget and expected activity.
  • Accurately preparing the proposal budgets and related proposal information in a timely manner.
  • Exercising sound judgement in assisting the PI in estimating project costs.
  • Providing professional verbal and written communication to sponsors, subcontractors/subrecipients, and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Thoroughly reviewing the proposal text relative to the proposal budget and other financial aspects to ensure the proposal meets the proposal requirements and other applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Working alongside and as a team with the proposal manager in all aspects to ensure a quality and timely submission.
  • Backing up the proposal manager in areas such as completing the proposal checklist, assigning proposal numbers, coordinating submission, etc.
  • Setting up and reviewing budgets of assigned research projects and recharge centers.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and managing project expenditures in a timely manner and according to procedures, applicable regulations, and contract terms and conditions.
  • Effectively working with project managers to resolve budget issues and complete financial reports.
  • Coordinating professional written and verbal correspondence to sponsors and partners as needed throughout the life of the project.
  • Providing fund status reports, personnel projections, and various other reports to EERC staff on a timely basis.
  • Developing other reports as needed for project managers.
  • Overseeing, directing, and organizing the work of the budget analyst group.
  • Establishing and monitoring team performance, assigning and assessing development goals, establishing priorities, conducting performance reviews, and administering salary adjustments.
  • Mentoring and developing staff.
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values customer service.
  • Ensuring team members receive appropriate training and professional development.
  • Working as a team with other support teams to develop and implement procedures for efficient and effective business operations.
  • May require some travel.

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize/prioritize
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Computer software skills

For more information regarding the EERC, visit the EERC’s website at


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Five years of progressive experience in a business setting
  • Experience with Microsoft  Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Resume and cover letter must be submitted along with application
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Advanced Excel skills


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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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