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Assistant Vice Chancellor

University of California - Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

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Job Description

Job Number

Recruitment Type

Job Title
Assistant Vice Chancellor

Planning & Budget [315]

Budget Office

Hiring Unit
Budget Office

Job Open Date

Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on:

Appointment Type
Career [2]

Start Date
Immediate Opening

End Date

Shift Differential


Furlough time period

Full time

Days per week

Average hours per day

Percent of Time

Fixed or Variable*

Average hours per week

Days of the week


Additional Comments

Salary Information
Salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience.

Benefits Eligibility
This position is eligible for Full benefits.


Personnel Program
Managers & Sr. Professionals (MSP)

Salary Grade

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Summary Statement
Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) provides campus-wide leadership and strategic planning in the areas of budget, finance, enrollment, capital, planning, and management of the campus operating and capital budgets. The AVC manages staff and services of the Office of Planning & Budget, including staff focused on resources, planning, and assessment. The AVC is responsible for close integration and supervision of Budget, Capital Planning and Space Management, Costing, Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies, and Data Management/Decision Support Services. The AVC is a key resource for campus principal officers and their operational/budget leads. The AVC provides support, analysis, guidance, and recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor, and the Chancellor. The AVC cultivates active, collaborative relationships with the UC Office of the President units under Academic Affairs and the Chief Financial Officer, as well as peer offices at other UC campuses, and the Santa Cruz campus at large.

Qualifications / Competencies
Proficient knowledge of and experience in strategic financial and budget management.

Analytical and conceptual skills applied to the resolution of complex problems with ability to identify key issues in complex situations, evaluate options, initiate strategies for resolution, measure progress, and apply course corrections as needed.

Sound leadership skills, human resources management experience, highly effective interpersonal skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to build effective and cross-functioning teams.

Ability to keep track of and complete a large number of continuing problem resolutions, projects, and requests in an environment of rapidly shifting priorities, delegating to staff as appropriate.

Ability to help plan, evaluate, and assess revenue generation ideas and options.

Experience in aligning resources with goals in environments of competitive demands for limited resources.

Experience understanding, establishing, implementing, and maintaining information to influence senior managers and professional staff in their decision-making or to support all operations of a large enterprise.

Experience working with others to establish policies, programs, and procedures and to arrive jointly at solutions to complex challenges.

Ability to pursue principles of community (diverse, open, purposeful, caring, just, disciplined, celebrative), aligning policies, practices, services, and behaviors with these principles and with establishing a diverse workforce.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Knowledge of University of California budget and financial management framework.

Experience in higher education budget or finance environment.

Demonstrated achievement in facilitating revenue generation in a university context.

Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check

The selected candidate will be subject to the annual financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode*section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3

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Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review

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Does this position require an E-Verify check*

(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.

Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice program*

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Supplemental documents (in addition to application) applicants will be allowed to attach
Cover Letter
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Leadership and Management
Provide leadership, management, and professional development of Office of Planning & Budget personnel, policies, procedures, and practices.

Manage team of professional staff and their reports responsible for the management of campus resources, including assessment and analysis of the use of these resources, for academic, budgetary, capital, and enrollment planning.

Ensure ongoing training and professional development of all staff, enabling them to provide robust analysis, use best-practice tools, and empowering them to increase analytical independence and insight.

Act on behalf of Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget, during absences as required for areas of responsibility.

Resource Management
Oversight and control of campus operating and capital budgets and academic and capital planning.

Responsible for the campus resource allocation and re-allocation frameworks, including an annual budget process and ongoing adjustments and decisions on budget and capital throughout the year.

Support the Vice Chancellor, Planning & Budget, and the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor in the development, conduct, and ongoing outcomes assessment of the campus resource process.

Develop comprehensive financing packages for the campus, working in conjunction with the UC Office of the President's Chief Financial Officer units.