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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: Immediate Review
The College of Environmental Design (CED) is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 50 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 50 total staff. The college budget is approximately $28M. CED is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library, and a cafe.
Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration (ADFA) is the Chief Administrative Officer, Divisional Finance Leader, and Chief of Staff for the College of Environmental Design and its three academic departments. This individual oversees all aspects of core administrative operations of the College in a highly visible position, advising the Dean, Chairs, MSOs and other college managers with respect to administrative policies, resource allocation, and management strategies to better enable them to accomplish their programmatic objectives. Administrative services that this position oversees includes finance, human resources, IT, and facilities. The ADFA works on long- and short-range strategic planning, directs financial analysis and reporting, steers organizational development, fosters collaboration and communication across the College, and represents CED on various campus committees.
Financial Management (45%):
Serves as Divisional Financial Leader. Manages, plans, and administers finances of the College, directly and through unit managers.
Responsible for budget development, analysis and monitoring of financial performance, financial reporting, and directing strategies and resources.
Coordinates policies and activities with campus entities, such as Vice Chancellor of Finance Office.
Serves as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief of Staff. Manages, plans, and administers operations of the College, directly and through unit managers. Administrative services that this position oversees includes finance, human resources, IT, and facilities.
Coordinates policies and activities with campus entities, such as ERSO and central HR.
Advises Dean, Chairs, and unit managers on complex administrative matters.
Strategic initiatives (10%): Supports the Dean in various strategic initiatives and projects (e.g., revenue generation, Finance Reform, strategic plan, etc.).
Committees (5%): Serves as CED liaison on campus committees, such as CAO Group and DFL Group.
Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret system-wide, campus and college policies and procedures.
Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.
Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and develop and maintain high standards of customer service.
Thorough knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution, including development of creative solutions, which may have no precedent.
Analytical and technical skills to manage and evaluate data.
Ability to make sound decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of employees.
Outstanding leadership skills; ability to model a positive influence emphasizing team-building and consensus-building in the workplace.
Excellent critical thinking and strategic management skills; proven ability to synthesize large amounts of complex, qualitative information, formulate and articulate far-reaching policy and procedural recommendations, and produce quality, professional work.
Annual salary is $103,000 - $155,000; however, starting salary is commensurate with experience.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.