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The School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, within the College of the Environment, has an outstanding opportunity for an Administrator to lead the financial and human resources teams for the School and to act in partnership with the Director to achieve the School's goals. Specific responsibilities include financial management, strategic planning, budget preparation, grant and contract administration, capital planning, human resource management, facilities management and determination of the allocation of resources within the School. The Administrator serves on the School Council, and is responsible for advising the Director and other members of the faculty on business, operational, fiscal and personnel matters relating to the facilities, programs, and activities managed and conducted by the School. Responsibilities:
Direct and manage the financial and administrative operations of the School.
Develop budget requests.
Develop, maintain and enforce School and College policies.
Represent Director and serve as liaison for the School with Office of the Dean, Physical Plant, Internal and State Auditors, Capital and Space Planning, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and other UW units as well as off campus federal and state agencies, corporations and individuals.
Direct and administer summer quarter instructional program for SAFS, QERM and QSCI.
Oversee design and construction of renovations in three separate buildings and several remote facilities.
Administer approximately $10 million in state, local, and research funds. Administer and allocate School's substantial endowment.
Oversee the management of grants and contracts, $17 million direct costs annually, funded by a variety of state and federal agencies.
Develop, allocate and monitor budgets for teaching, facilities and research.
Serve as interface between faculty and staff and various divisions of the University; negotiate with state and federal funding agencies.
Oversee and supervise the management of all space and research facilities; allocate space in all buildings; develop and coordinate renovation and construction plans; coordinate and schedule construction and renovation and maintenance work, as required.
Oversee and manage staff and faculty human resource matters (including appointments, promotions, visa processing, residency establishment, discipline, recruitments, terminations.).
Develop and oversee compilation of statistical reports for Director and Associate Director.
Directly supervise administrative, computing services, student services and technical staff.
Oversee space assignments, allocations, and reallocations (including management of remote facilities).
Oversee approximately 100 professional and classified staff employed in various areas in the School.
Oversee academic appointments in closely tied other units with academic programs.
Oversee and implement safety programs for research and teaching laboratories, and for all buildings.
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Bachelor's degree in business or related field and at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in a University of Washington academic management-level position or a Master's degree and 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in a UW academic management-level position.
Proven experience managing state grant, and endowment budgets as well as a demonstrated ability to manage collegially the operations and staff of a complex academic program, department or school.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under pressure of competing deadlines and changing priorities.
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; ability to build cooperative and effective working relationships.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively with staff and faculty alike.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
A demonstrated positive approach to service, a thorough knowledge of the University's instructional, research and public service missions, broad familiarity with the services and systems that support instructional and research activities, proven financial organizational and supervisory skill.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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