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The IRD for this job is: 12-13-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Originally founded in 1997, the Baskin School of Engineering is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 20 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society. Its diverse curricula facilitates creative thinking and prepares students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, the Executive Assistant is responsible for providing direct high-level administrative and project management to the Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff. The incumbent will actively collaborate with the Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, faculty and staff within the Baskin Engineering Division, and with colleagues throughout the division and campus to ensure all Dean's meeting, decision support, travel, calendar, and logistical needs are handled promptly and efficiently.
This position requires an appreciation of the mission of the institution as well as the insight, tact, discretion and diplomacy to deal effectively with executives, staff, faculty, students and community members. As representatives of the Dean, all members of the Dean's Office are expected to model the UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community and to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their interactions with senior leaders, faculty, students and staff at all levels of the organization, with colleagues, throughout the UC system and their interactions with agencies, organization and individuals outside of the UC system.
NO VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.
Budgeted Salary: $73,300 - $84,900/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007384 (EXEC AST 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
60% - Administrative Operations
Oversees and ensures the daily administrative operations run smoothly for executive management (Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff), including coordinating travel, entertainment and meeting arrangements, preparing reports, client relations, training and supervising dean's office support staff.
Exercising independent judgment and initiative, provides professional administrative support and advice to the Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff on a broad range of Divisional issues that may be sensitive or confidential in nature. Utilizing broad knowledge and understanding of the Baskin Engineering Division and overall campus, the Executive Assistant to the Dean manages the flow of communication and correspondence.
Manages the Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff's calendar and priorities in response to requests, exercising independent judgment regarding priorities based on knowledge and context of divisional activities and campus objectives.
Schedules and supports meetings convened by the Dean or Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, as directed.
Prepares agendas, distributes materials and arranges logistics for regular divisional meetings; drafts and distributes minutes; tracks items for follow up.
Provides support in organizing large scale or complex events, including arranging and managing logistics, guest accommodations, travel, etc.
Provides timely responses to action items resulting from email (including Dean's email), deliberative meeting notes and other correspondence.
Manages the Dean's Office Google Drive, divisional emails list and shared drive to archive, retrieve and store documents: including the documents, history, emails and hard copies.
Collaborates with other divisional and campus staff as needed to ensure Dean's office priorities are met.
Acts as liaison and cultivates working relationships with executive support staff in other campus academic and support units.
Participates in workshops and trainings, professional groups and organizations in order to enhance skills and stay current on tools.
May supervise students and/or office assistants.
40% - Project Management
With general direction from the Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, coordinates special projects and initiatives; provides advice and assistance with divisional planning activities and issue-oriented groups.
Maintains a comprehensive database of initiatives and assignments, to include actions delegated.
Manage and track projects using project management tools such as Asana.
Supports effective use of project management tools to enhance collaboration across offices and progress on shared goals.
Track divisional deadlines, special projects and Dean's initiatives to help ensure timely completion.
Organizes ad hoc committees appointed by the Dean on a broad range of issues.
Provide or ensure administrative support to the division's standing committees, ad hoc committees, and task forces including the scheduling of meetings, preparation of agendas, and compilation of materials for distribution.
Maintains list of members and facilitate communication among members.
Independently and collaboratively manages projects of all scales and durations with complex issues and competing priorities.
Manages in-person and remote events related to projects.
Uses influence and project management skills to ensure progress toward outcomes for these groups.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience in managing projects and solving problems with efficiency and thoroughness.
Ability to identify objectives, prioritize multiple, competing assignments, and meet deadlines with minimal or no direction and with a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
Effective communication skills with diverse populations, including staff, faculty, alumni, donors, students, and external constituencies - both verbally and in writing.
Skilled in active listening and interpretation.
Ability to convey information clearly and accurately, including key institutional messages on behalf of the Dean and Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff.
Thorough knowledge of common organization specific and other computer application programs. Data, information, and computer literacy with demonstrated knowledge and experience using standard computing tools including Google Suite, project management tools (Asana), and other web-based tools and applications. Demonstrated ability to learn new emerging applications.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality and diplomacy.
Ability to function independently and manage a professional, high-volume, deadline-driven office.
Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the organization as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhere.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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