Budget and Library Procurement Manager

University of Maine System   Portland, ME   Full-time     Management
Posted on September 19, 2022
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Budget and Library Procurement Manager

Full-time, Regular, Exempt Position


The University of Maine School of Law is seeking applicants for a full-time Budget and Library Procurement Manager. The Budget and Library Procurement Manager will develop the Maine Law and the Center's budget and oversee its implementation. Included in this process is the review of budget proposals and preparation of all financial documents and associated reports. Provide support to the Chief Business Officer and President, through the production and analysis of financial reports displaying historical information, current operational information and future potential operational information (based on institutional projections). This position will also oversee the procurement needs of the Law Library including, the ordering, receipt, and payment of all monographs and serials titles, as well as subscriptions to electronic to databases; and the management of all library budget accounts. 


Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is mid $50s plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


Review of complete applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.


The University of Maine School of Law is the state’s public and only law school, a vital resource serving our local, regional, national, and global community.


Maine Law is an institutional public servant committed to providing an accessible and affordable student-focused program of legal education and achieving the highest standards of ethical behavior.


Our rigorous doctrinal and experiential curriculum, influential scholarship, and signature programming prepare students to practice law, promote respect for the rule of law, and advance justice for all members of society.


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Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or closely related field, with three to five years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with financial and budgeting analysis, reporting tools, and software used to analyze financial data
  • Exceptional computer competency
  • Demonstrated proficiency preparing financial reports using numeric, graphic, and narrative representations
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Ability to communicate information about financial matters, both verbally and in writing, to constituents with a wide range of understanding and experience
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Previous grants and contracts financial administrative experience.


Preferred Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the University’s MaineStreet system
  • Previous work experience in public higher education or library setting and fund accounting.
  • Proven work experience as a Budget Manager and/or Senior Financial Analyst
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software and statistical packages
  • Knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts)
  • Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis
  • Excellent numeracy skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of accounting best practices and regulations
  • Ability to explain budgeting and financial information in plain terms
  • Critical thinking to create financial forecasts and make budgeting decisions.
  • Able to plan, evaluate, design and implement the University’s budget, ensuring growth, financial stability and compliance with System
  • BSc/MSc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


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The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, 207-581-1226.  TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).