Department Description Graduate Studies (GS) advocates on behalf of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, supports the campus-wide faculty and staff engaged in delivering graduate education, and administers academic and administrative policies affecting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in ways that foster a culturally and intellectually diverse environment characterized by excellent academic and research standards. Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes more than 100 dynamic degree programs, and a diverse and engaged student body from around the world. Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 01/31/2020Salary Range : $85,500 to $202,600Salary Frequency : AnnualAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100%Shift Hour : FixedLocation : UC DavisCity : DavisUnion Representation : NoBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe Assistant Dean (AD) is a senior management position responsible for providing broad strategic leadership, planning and management for graduate student and postdoctoral scholar services and programs, and administrative services for Graduate Studies. As a key advisor to the Vice Provost/Dean and Associate Deans, the AD serves as a leader in strategic and financial planning, forecasting, organizational development, facilities management, risk management, Information Technology and human resource management for Graduate Studies (GS). In collaboration with the GS Leadership Team, the AD develops objectives, goals, budgets, policies and procedures to implement GS strategic initiatives. The AD undertakes a broad range of assignments relating to the overall management of people and resources in GS, serves as an academic and administrative liaison with the systemwide University of California and UC Davis communities, and serves in a leadership position representing the Vice Provost/Dean. DIRECT SUPERVISION -- UNIT MANAGERS/DIRECTORS: 1.0 FTE Admin Manager I 1.0 FTE Institutional Research Analyst V 1.0 FTE Communication Specialist IV 1.0 FTE Admissions Recruitment Supervisor II 2.0 FTE Academic Coordinator II 2.0 FTE Academic Administrator III 1.0 FTE Student Academic Advisor III
A minimum of 3 years of high-level administrative experience within a large, complex environment at an institution of higher education, ensuring a broad knowledge and comprehensive understanding of undergraduate and graduate education and graduate student issues, preferably in the public sector.
Ability to explain information and decisions clearly through excellent presentation and communication skills.
Interpersonal and communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with diverse groups and individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify situations, resolve problems and communicate policy decisions. Skills and ability to respect cultural, ethnic, and individual differences, manage conflict and work collaboratively and inclusively with faculty, staff, students, including those from diverse backgrounds.
Organizational skills to manage multiple simultaneous projects. Strategic planning, analytical and program evaluation skills to effectively provide sound recommendations and continually examine systems and processes and develop, or revise to accommodate changing requirements.
Skill to develop long- and short-term goals for resource planning, to analyze and evaluate programmatic needs, and recommend changes for effective administrative operation. Experience leading transformative operational change initiatives.
Skills in financial planning and analysis to manage financial operations that include significant budgets. Experience in financial forecasting and in the development and use of sophisticated tools and financial models to monitor funds, make projections, and design management reports.
Experience and proven track record as an effective leader in the areas of human resources management, budget and financial management, facilities planning and administration and technology management.
Preferred 7 years of high-level administrative experience within a large, complex environment at an institution of higher education, preferably in the public sector. MBA or advanced degree preferred in business, public policy or related field. UC experience is desirable. Clear knowledge of university/campus policies and procedures in the areas of budgeting/finance, human resource administration, and facilities/space planning; and the ability to explain these in concise ways to faculty, staff, and students. Experience working with faculty and educational governing and administrative stakeholders.
Project management skills to take complex, high impact projects from conception to fruition in a timely and effective manner. Ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and teambuilding and working cooperatively with peers, employees, faculty, and with a diverse group of campus constituencies.
Ability to identify and utilize employee strengths, while supporting the development of new competencies in an exciting and dynamic environment. Experience and team building skills to effectively recruit, train, evaluate, motivate, resolve problems/conflicts, conduct performance management, and build an effective service-oriented, team environment. Knowledge and skills to implement principles of performance management, multiculturalism and diversity; coaching skills to enhance staff contributions to the organization's mission.
Strong computer skills including knowledge of and experience with student information systems, statistical/analytic software and database management software.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. EEOThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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