Job Requisition Number: 23776. The Director of Academic Administration (Academic HR Manager 1), reports to the College’s Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, and has primary responsibility for the oversight and management of academic personnel administration and related planning and management for the Division of Biological Sciences.
Provides an in-depth review and analysis of all academic and non-senate (teaching and research) personnel cases submitted to the Dean, including permanent and temporary faculty. Ensures that all recruitment, hiring, and advancement actions are consistent with established University, College, and bargaining unit guidelines. Interprets University policy and provides innovative solutions to satisfy the interests of both the Division and the University. Advises the Dean, department chairs and departmental staff regarding campus and College procedures and policies and writes responses on behalf of the Dean. Assists the Dean in planning, analyzing and directing the affairs of the academic programs of the Division including programmatic project management. Reviews and approves lecturers, academic research and postdoctoral appointments. Also oversees and undertakes special projects, formulates and implements recommendations, and after consultation with the Dean, implements policy decisions. The incumbent works collaboratively with department staff, peer Directors of Academic Administration for the other L&S divisions, the cross-functional divisional support team (Associate Deans, Budget Officer, Major Gift Officer, Diversity Officer, Executive Assistant), and central campus offices (including the Academic Personnel Office, the Office of Faculty Equity and Inclusion, Labor Relations and Campus Shared Services).Knowledge/Skills: •Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply system-wide and campus polices, union contracts, procedures, and practices that govern academic personnel administration. •Excellent oral and written communication skills across multiple audiences and formats, email, letters and reports. •Excellent ability to negotiate and mediate solutions with academic appointees and their representatives. •Advanced knowledge of campus and college goals, priorities and values and the implications of decisions. •Ability to analyze complex management issues; develop project scope and solutions; give professional advice to senior officials; and make critical decisions regarding personnel. •Knowledge of trends in academia, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration. •Knowledge of campus and system-wide enterprise data management systems. •Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex and nuanced issues and analyses. •Demonstrated initiative, tact and planning and leadership skills. •Demonstrated ability to balance analytical and conceptual thinking, and manage details in the context of big picture issues. •Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences •Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and work successfully in teams. •Highly developed management, leadership and coaching skills. Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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