Posting Salary: $105,000 - $120,000 commensurate with experience
Position Summary: Directs daily operations in light of broader objectives of UC systemwide policies, programs, and services related to academic preparation for UC and K-16 curriculum alignment. Manages financial and human resources across the High School Articulation and Transfer Articulation teams within the unit, and reports to the Director of Academic Preparation and Relations with Schools & Colleges (APR). Provides visionary leadership to project teams regarding policy and program planning, analysis, and coordination. Determines short- and long-term strategic plans for implementation to achieve departmental goals and UC systemwide priorities. Administers initiatives covering a broad range of K-12/higher education issues within a college and career readiness context. Cultivates and maintains collaborative, service-oriented relationships with K-12/higher education institutions and organizations involved in K-16 curriculum. Develops and delivers policy communications in service of key stakeholders. Represents the Director of APR, as delegated.
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Duty 1: Provides leadership and clear direction to staff across the high school and transfer articulation teams within the unit. Receives project plans from senior management; assigns components to project team(s) for analysis and implementation. Establishes and recommends changes to administrative policies that affect data operations and longer-term initiatives. Makes decisions on staff performance, salary actions, hiring decisions, and other human resource-related issues of managed staff. Provides guidance and assistance to direct and indirect reports on most complex issues. Function:Leadership & Supervision Percent: 50
Duty 2: Manages professional staff involved in project and/or policy analyses, setting responsibilities and expectations for results in terms of methods and resources (i.e., time, budget). Holds responsibility for administering the budgets for high school articulation and transfer articulation operations and initiatives. Provides budget forecasts for review. Develops and advocates forward-thinking solutions to system issues related to the A-G Course Management Portal and the UC Transfer Pathways Guide, including developing and implementing new systems, processes, and operating procedures. Function:Operations Management Percent: 20
Duty 3: Manages highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of high school and transfer articulation policies, programs, and initiatives. Proposes and leads policy and program/project planning committees and working groups. Function:Policy Planning, Analysis & Implementation Percent: 15
Duty 4: Develops and coordinates policy communications regarding academic preparation requirements and curriculum alignment expectations; formulates strategies for overarching analysis and implementation. Researches and summarizes best practices for academic preparation at the college freshman and transfer levels; produces proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and presentations. Function:Policy Communications & Reporting Percent: 15
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in education, public policy, or other related area and at least five years of experience in secondary/postsecondary education, including at least three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong content expertise in academic preparation, K-16 curriculum alignment (i.e., high school and transfer articulation), and/or K-12/higher education policy.
Strong understanding of budget and human resources management.
Deep and thorough knowledge of organizational development/change initiative strategies, processes, procedures, and protocol.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques, especially within a college and career readiness context.
Advanced knowledge of common computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office suite).
Demonstrated leadership skills and strong ability to work with a high degree of autonomy in determining priorities to direct staff/project teams and achieve identified goals.
Comprehensive program and project management skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities with demanding timeframes.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with leadership and all levels of the organization, as well as to a variety of internal/external audiences, both verbally and in writing.
Extensive policy evaluation, problem-solving, and implementation skills, with a vision for innovative, forward-thinking solutions.
Strong ability to research, analyze, and synthesize relevant information/data for preparing and delivering sound proposals and recommendations.
Ability to work well with diverse stakeholders and constituencies with varying service needs.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Required
Advanced degree preferred.
Advanced knowledge of the California public education systems, especially K-12 and the UC system, as well as education policy and practices.
Experience with procurement processes and client/vendor relations. Preferred
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