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Assistant Dean for Student Support
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   School of Natural Sciences
Position Code:   SNS4476A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   03/15/2013
Salary:   $69,900 - $137,700 Commensurate with experience
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

The Assistant Dean for Student Support is responsible for managing the administrative services for Student Support in the School of Natural Sciences. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate professional staff, supervisors and/or managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Monitors division and , department adherence to approved budget. Advises the Dean and serves as Dean's representative on campus and on university committees as appropriate. Involved in developing, modifying and executing campus policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have campus-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

• Substantial experience (7 years minimum) in a research or higher education institution.

• Demonstrated management experience with proven ability to analyze, interpret and apply good management and business principles, practices and techniques.

• Demonstrated organization, assessment, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills with expertise in clarifying and resolving conflict situations and developing attainable goals and procedures.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with proven ability to understand and interpret complex materials and to formulate and present oral and written material in a logical and comprehensive manner.

• Strong interpersonal, leadership, and supervisory skills, with a proven record of working collaboratively while achieving outcomes.

• Proven ability to function effectively in a diverse, ever-changing, and unpredictable environment. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations.

• Demonstrated ability to project budget costs, coordinate multiple projects, adapt programmatic objectives to changes in resources, and establish priorities as affected by budgetary issues.

• Demonstrated experience in financial and accounting systems, including modeling, forecasting, and planning.

• Experience locating, identifying, analyzing and synthesizing large quantities of data, identifying needs and developing recommendations.

• Proven ability to manage crisis situations and effectively facilitate and resolve conflicts.

• Working knowledge of principles of shared governance.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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