Assistant Dean of Planning and Finance Management Social Sciences
Job #: 1808392
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $85,000.00-$125,000.00/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The Assistant Dean of Planning and Finance Management is a part of the leadership team in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz: Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Research Assistant Dean for Planning and Personnel Assistant Dean for Planning and Finance Assistant Director/Director of Operations
All four positions serve as principal staff officers for academic and administrative affairs, advising the dean, acting in his/her absence, and serving as both on- and off-campus liaisons. As the dean's direct management team, they share responsibility for strategic and academic planning, development and liaison. Each assistant dean has primary responsibility for specific areas of divisional operations and programs while retaining familiarity with all areas of administration.
Reporting to the Dean of Social Sciences the Assistant Dean of Planning and Finance is tasked with overseeing the research administration and financial management of the division. The Assistant Dean of Planning and Finance has two direct reports and roughly four indirect reports. This position is responsible for providing input and analysis for short and long-range planning and developing innovative solutions for financial issues in the Social Sciences Division. The position is responsible for organizing, hiring and supervising staff to meet responsibilities in all areas of financial and research administration. In addition to duties specific to the Division, the incumbent participates in the development and implementation of campus policies, serves on a number of standing and ad hoc administrative committees and task forces, and provides divisional liaison with other campus units on policy matters concerning fiscal administration.
Involves developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and control of organizational budget. May analyze and prepare recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations, future requirements, and operating forecasts.
Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.
Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Manages, prepares, administers, and directs control of budget / organization resources. Manages the activities of the financial / resource analyst staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control. Monitors division and department adherence to approved budget. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Comprehensive knowledge of finance and budget policies, practices and systems; budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; ability to interact with diverse populations.
Client services oriented; good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 11-25-2018
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 UCSC 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. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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