Updated: Aug 10, 2020 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: VC HEALTH AFFAIRS ADMIN
Job Opening ID: 9608
Reports To: Chief of Staff
Working Title: Director, Operations & Capital Projects
Department: VC HEALTH AFFAIRS ADMIN
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000563
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
Under minimal direction from the chief of staff, the director of operations and capital projects is responsible for ensuring efficient, innovative, and high-quality daily operations for the immediate office of the vice chancellor for health affairs and for working with campus partners on all phases of capital projects for the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences (COHS). The incumbent is a member of the COHS management team. The director of operations and capital projects plays an important role in creating a positive work environment with high employee engagement, productivity, and well being. The incumbent develops business operations processes and policies, oversees projects, manages space and renovations, and resolves technical and facilities issues. At the college level, the incumbent will provide central coordination for all phases of capital projects (including but not limited to planning, programming, schematic design, design-build, closeout, and move-in), oversee space management for all college units, and serve as the building manager for the new college and nursing science building. The incumbent will achieve success by building and sustaining collaborative relationships at all levels of the university, as well as with external entities.
9 - 10 years of relevant experience in operations management with Bachelors of Arts/Science in related field; or 5-7 years of relevant experience with a Masters of Arts/Science; or equivalent experience.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Advanced degree preferred.
Skill in analyzing unusual and complex operational issues and defining problems and objectives; identifying relevant concerns or factors; formulating logical conclusions and alternatives. Willingness to travel between the Irvine and Orange campuses, and other UC campuses/laboratories, medical centers/systemwide offices. Demonstrated oral communication skills to provide complex information to persons with varying backgrounds and levels of authority. Demonstrated skill to make presentations and/or conduct training for employees, staff and academic supervisors and managers. Ability to work with a variety of computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), database management, electronic mail, collaboration, and other applications. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, using excellent interpersonal skills, to direct the work of individuals who may not be direct reports and for projects of cross-functional teams. Skill in prioritizing assignments to accommodate a varied workload, deadlines and conflicting requests. Knowledge of fundamental project management processes, methodologies and tools, and ability to adapt them to the organization. Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as required. Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with faculty, campus administrators, managers, supervisors, employees and general public. Written communication skills to produce clear and concise documents of professional quality. Dedicated experience conducting administrative, research and organizational analysis, including data- gathering from various sources, creating and compiling databases, creating reports, and formulating solutions. Skill in leading teams and working as a team member on a variety of operational and administrative projects.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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