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Senior Assistant Dean/Chief Strategy Officer

Job Title: Senior Assistant Dean/Chief Strategy Officer (0549U) #24062
Job ID: 24062
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html

Departmental Overview

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Responsibilities

Involves managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of an academic or non-academic organization(s). Administrative services includes activities in finance and human resources and may also include IT, facilities, or student services. General management includes long and short range strategic planning in determining the mission and directing all activities of multi-disciplinary departments through subordinate management staff.

The Sr. Assistant Dean and Strategy Officer (COO) is responsible for executive management of nearly all school affairs; strategic planning and operational implementation; Haas culture, brand and reputation execution; oversight of facilities and space planning. In sum, the COO plays an integral part in the development of the strategic and academic plans and ensures both are integrated across all school operations, programs, and centers so that Haas may realize its full potential as a top global destination for business education and research. This function is particularly important given that the Dean's position, Academic Affairs Associate Dean position, and subject-matter group chair positions may rotate on an annual or regular basis.

The COO has authority for the entire School and is acting dean for all non-academic and finance matters in the Dean's absence. This position has delegated authority for making a wide range of critical decisions.

The COO interacts regularly with prominent people and groups, such as the Chancellor's Office, Assistant and Vice Chancellors, Office of the President, Advisory Board members, and other senior executive members of the University and business community.

The position is responsible for managing the School's financial, physical, and human resources and for ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

  • The School's financial resources include a $150 million annual budget, $300+ million in endowed funds, and a multi-million dollar capital campaign.
  • Physical resources include a 200,000 square foot building, a new 80,000 square foot building (Chou Hall), office space off campus, and instructional facilities in the South Bay. The school is currently planning for a renovation of the first building. The COO represents Haas interests and provides client oversight/coordination for all facilities projects.
  • Human resources include about 300 staff, 80 ladder-rank faculty, 140 lecturers, hundreds of graduate student instructors, and several visiting scholars.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Advanced skills in strategic thinking, strategy development, systems planning and change management.
  • Excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple functions or departments through subordinate managers.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative management theory and ability to translate into practice.
  • Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
  • Advanced project management skills, including the capability to manage capital projects.
  • Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
  • Skills in establishing and implementing customer service standards.
  • Skills to present the complex and changing concerns of the School to both campus and external stakeholders and must have the ability to influence positive change across organizational entities.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
  • Strong knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Broad and advanced knowledge of higher education planning, financing, academic and general administration and related University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated successful political acumen within a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal successfully with sensitive ethical issues and provide a moral compass for the school in deeds, actions, policies and practices.

Education/Training:

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. MBA desired.

Salary & Benefits:

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct