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At the core of the California Digital Library (CDL) is a simple idea - by mobilizing the expertise and creativity of our diverse community and engaging in collaborative problem-solving, we can transform the way libraries and scholars work, thus furthering the University of California's mission to educate, illuminate, and serve. Through CDL's commitment to sustainable open scholarship, an ever-wider range of freely available research informs ever-more potent responses to real-world challenges. Together with the UC campus libraries and our other partners, we expand the academy's capacity for innovation, knowledge creation, and research breakthroughs, and enable the University to produce a measurable impact valued by the state, the nation and the world. The user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students and library staff; the patrons of the consortia in which the UC Libraries participate and the many people worldwide who benefit from UC's open access offerings.
The CDL is a unit within the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 75+ and is located in downtown Oakland. CDL supports remote work and U.S. based applicants who wish to work remotely will be considered. This position is not available for sponsorship.
Reporting to the California Digital Library's Associate Vice Provost/Executive Director, the Finance & Operations Director oversees all aspects of department operations, including the operating budget, financial activities, audit and compliance, contracts and grants, space planning, administrative services, and human resources. Serving in a leadership role, the incumbent has broad discretion in the development and maintenance of internal processes and structures, ensuring efficient day-to-day operations and appropriate budget/financial oversight and planning.
The Finance & Operations Director is responsible for developing and presenting the department's budget to senior leadership, and manages team members responsible for the department's day-to-day administrative functions, fiscal transactions, and human resource activities. The incumbent serves the diverse needs of multiple CDL programs, advises on a range of service and business partnerships, and acts as a liaison between CDL and the UC Office of the President (UCOP) departments, including the UCOP Budget & Finance Department and UCOP Human Resources.
As a member of the Executive Director's leadership cabinet, the Finance & Operations Director actively participates in setting CDL-wide policies and priorities, and engages in a continuous process of establishing CDL's strategic direction. Taking into account the intersection of programmatic needs and decision-making across the CDL organization, the Finance & Operations Director assists in establishing collaborative approaches to managing CDL resources, staffing, and pursuit of new opportunities.
Budget Development and Financial Reporting: Responsibilities include the administration of a complex budget with multiple revenue streams; fiscal administration and controls; oversight of resource allocation and recharge models; the development and analysis of business models; and the development of policies and procedures. Develops the department's annual revenue/expense budget and oversees the quarterly forecast process. Reviews monthly budget-to-actual reports to monitor budget and financial activity on a regular basis. Accountable for the financial integrity of the CDL through careful attention and adherence to the budget within UCOP's Planning and Budget System (PBS) and Financial Information System (FIS). Responsible for ensuring that expenses do not exceed the approved budget, and that all transactions are processed in compliance with university policies and procedures. In coordination with the Office of the Provost, Director of Administration, evaluates budget strategy, advocates for budgetary structures and processes that serve CDL and UCOP budgetary planning, and provides analysis for issues and processes.
Administrative Operations and Oversight: Manages, plans and administers all administrative operations for the California Digital Library, a department of 75+ FTE and a $25 million budget with multiple revenue streams. Manages a team of 4 FTE (a senior financial analyst, a contracts and grants research administrator, and two administrative assistants) responsible for the day-to-day provision of operations and administrative support for budget, financial transactions, administrative services, space, and human resource operations. Acts as the department's liaison to the UCOP Human Resource department. Analyzes, negotiates and coordinates HR actions according to UC and department policies and procedures. Advises senior leadership on all human resources-related issues. Analyzes department and unit goals and provides recommendations for staffing requirements and classifications. Provides initial analyses and develops justifications for employee reclassifications and equity reviews. Manages multiple potentially broad, complex projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors; resolves critical issues and improves the efficiency of CDL operations. Develops and maintains processes for coordinating actions across CDL and UCOP departments, including Budget & Finance, Human Resources, Research Grants Program Office, Business Resource Center, Procurement, and the Office of the Provost, among others, to provide effective and efficient support to the department. Serves as the department's liaison to UCOP and external groups/organizations on matters relating to budget, human resources, space, compliance, and risk management.
Contract and Grant Oversight: Oversees the preparation and management of grant and contract proposals involving a diverse and/or wide variety of funding sources and agencies. Reviews and approves financial reporting for department contracts and grants. Oversees development and submission of annual reports for internal and external stakeholders. Serves in a management capacity providing expertise to the department on grant funded activities.
Financial Administration of Licensed Content: Supports the CDL Shared Collections Program in its oversight capacity of an annual systemwide expenditure of approximately $50 million on research journals and other electronic content licensed for systemwide use on behalf of the UC Libraries. Interface with CDL Library Acquisitions unit (based at UC San Diego) on purchases, recharges, and oversight of expenditures.
Expert knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, human resource administration, grant administration and / or accounting and payroll.
Deep experience in strategic planning and implementation, partnership building, problem solving, and managing a budget.
Proven ability to organize department work functions efficiently and optimized towards existing and evolving organizational processes, protocols, procedures and systems.
Commitment to proactively promoting and embracing diversity in ideas, people and organizations, and to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with individuals at various levels of the organization, across UC locations, and with external constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to advise higher-level management on complex situations, negotiations, and determination of strategic direction.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information and to handle issues with tact, independent judgment, diplomacy and discretion.
Excellent collaboration, networking and community engagement skills. Ability to work within a group setting, facilitate discussion and build consensus.
Proficiency with, and the ability to learn and utilize, common organization-specific and other computer software.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Experience within higher education, academic or public library system, publishing, memory institution, non-profit, or for profit that serves the academic space.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Minimum 8 years of relevant experience leading and managing a team of professionals in providing sophisticated, mission-critical services, including budget, finance, operations and/or human resources.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Recommended salary range is $145,000 - $160,000 commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
CDL supports remote work and U.S. based applicants who wish to work remotely will be considered. This position is not available for sponsorship.
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isFebruary 4, 2022. The position will be open until filled.
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