Under the direction of the Chair of the Council of Provosts, the Colleges Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the management, strategic planning and leadership of business operations for UC San Diego's six undergraduate colleges, the business office and associated units. Services include: budget and fiscal management; staff human resources and academic personnel; internal controls and risk management; as well as oversight of business operations of college programs and events, such as orientation, commencement and individual college activities.
Oversees the management of the colleges' facilities, including space assignment and utilization, moves, renovations, and safety and emergency procedures. The resources of the Colleges span three vice chancellor areas, including 7 home departments, ~1,250 academic, staff and student employees, 75 financial orgs, and annual expenditures in excess of $25 million.
The Colleges Chief Administrative Officer serves as the principal advisor to the Chair of the Council of Provosts as well as each College Provost with regard to the development, implementation and assessment of short and long-term strategic plans. The incumbent exercises maximum initiative and leadership within the parameters of College and University policies and regulations to support and meet the goals and objectives of the colleges.
Advanced Degree in education, business or public administration with ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven leadership skills and experience with proven ability to apply management principles, practices and techniques in the conduct of business for a complex environment.
Demonstrated ability to take a comprehensive approach to deal with planning and operational issues in terms of current complexities and interactions as well as long-term consequences.
Strong organization, problem solving, negotiation and decision making skills. Ability to understand, support and implement a consensual vision of the philosophy and goals of the colleges.
Proven superior ability to develop and maintain effective, productive and cooperative working, reporting and professional relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, working collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and adapt to their needs.
Proven ability to function effectively in a changeable environment and a track record of successfully providing leadership in implementing organizational change.
Demonstrated strong human resources management and supervisory skills, with a proven ability to recruit, train, manage, supervise, develop and evaluate staff members at all levels.
Proven outstanding writing skills. Ability to clearly and accurately express substance and nuance in written communications. Experience in producing complex, high quality written reports, and other documents.
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage complex budgets from multiple funding sources and adapt objectives and operations to changes in resources.
Knowledge of and ability to implement proper risk management practices. Demonstrated ability to establish appropriate controls and operate effectively within a control environment.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for accounting, word processing, databases, electronic mail, internet browsers and resources.
Proven advanced analytical skills with a proven ability to analyze data and research complex issues data in order to detect trends, evaluate options, consider consequences and recommend solutions.
Demonstrated knowledge of student affairs functions and educational support systems.
Demonstrated high level skill in assessing needs and developing strategies to support diversity and inclusion.
Proven superior ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students and other individuals from diverse backgrounds with the ability to show sensitivity, resolve conflict, speak confidently, and defer appropriately when an issue needs to be referred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in space and facilities management including analysis, funding, design, construction and renovation of buildings and labs.
Demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in a University setting and the ability to instill and maintain appropriate standards of behavior and feedback.
- Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.