Budget and Program Evaluation Manager

Budget and Program Evaluation Manager
City of Madison Finance Department
 Madison, Wisconsin
Job Description

The City of Madison is searching for an exceptional people leader to serve as its Budget and Program Evaluation Manager. This is a highly responsible leadership, professional, administrative and managerial position directing the budget and program evaluation functions of the City Finance Department. The work focuses on overseeing the development, coordination and implementation of the City’s annual operating and capital budget process; supervising program evaluations and serving as secretary to the Finance Committee. Under the general direction of the City Finance Director, this position requires project management skills, ability to communicate complex concepts in a concise manner, presentation expertise, interpersonal and negotiation abilities, professional expertise, independent judgment and discretion in the achievement of program objectives. Reporting to the Finance Director, this position shall exercise considerable judgment and discretion in meeting established objectives.

Our Community

Madison is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. A flourishing restaurant scene, more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, excellent healthcare, a world renowned research university, and five beautiful lakes make our community a thriving, vibrant place to call home.

But don't just take our word for it...

#1 Best Cities for Families by SafeHome.org 2019
Top 10 Best Small Cities in America, National Geographic Traveler 2018
Top 10 Best Places to Live, Livability.com 2018
#1 Best City for an Active Lifestyle, Wallethub 2017
#3 America’s Friendliest Cities, Travel & Leisure 2016
#1 Fittest Cities in America, Fitbit 2016

Attach a cover letter in the Attachments section of the application. In your cover letter please highlight the following:

Describe your experience with managing a budget development process and associated budget/financial software systems, overseeing data analysis projects, and working with outcome-based budgeting and equity-in-budgeting concepts. Share your approach on working with various organizational units within the context of budget development and project management efforts.

**Failure to submit the cover letter with your application will result in immediate elimination from the recruitment process.**


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of management experience in finance or financial operations; including strategic budgeting and program evaluation of governmental funds.
  • At least one year of experience leading or supervising staff.