Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Personnel University of California, Santa Cruz
Provost/EVC, Office of JOB #: 1707073
FULL TIME; CAREER Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Reporting to the Vice Provost-Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice Provost-Academic Personnel (AVP-AP), is the chief administrative officer responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for the campus's academic personnel program, in collaboration with the Vice Provost-Academic Affairs and the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC). The AVP-AP operates with considerable independence to provide leadership, planning, and services in support of the campus's academic and administrative programs. The incumbent manages academic personnel issues including compensation administration and develops programs to respond to the needs of the campus within the context of institutional goals for faculty excellence, equity, and diversity in cooperation with the Vice Provost-Academic Affairs, Academic Senate, and CP/EVC. The incumbent has wide-ranging academic personnel and human resources related experience and expertise.
The AVP-AP acts as key advisor to campus's senior administration on all academic personnel matters, including academic employee relations such as grievances, discipline, the Faculty Code of Conduct, and sexual violence/sexual harassment. The incumbent acts as a strategic partner and participates with managers, senior managers, and senior leaders to establish strategic plans and objectives on all academic personnel programs and policies. The AVP-AP operates with considerable independence in providing leadership, planning, and delivery of services; makes decisions on academic personnel matters and ensures achievement of objectives; is responsible for managing and directing campus wide programs (payroll, academic personnel, time and attendance, human resources), and compensation for academic appointees; reviews and approves recommendations for operational planning and control of academic personnel programs, data, and processes; and leads the Academic Personnel Office (apo.ucsc.edu). The AVP-AP has responsibility for developing, modifying, and executing policies and procedures that affect immediate operations across all campus jurisdictions, including divisions, schools, and colleges with multiple and varied departments, organized research units, and centers with academic employees and may also have UC system wide effects. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals may have a serious impact on the overall success of academic personnel on the campus and may affect the UC system.
In addition to the daily functions of the Academic Personnel Office including leadership, budgetary, and personnel authority, this position has delegated authority to approve search waivers for non-senate academic positions, final recruitment reports for senate faculty searches, and grants made from the Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Fund. Responsibilities also include stewardship of academic personnel data for the campus. In addition, this position serves as the liaison with the divisional deans, the Office of the President, and other UC campus and serves on various campus committees including the Deans Advisory Council, Assistant Deans and Directors Group, UC Path Steering Committee, and Risk Intelligence Working Group, and is a member of the system wide Academic Personnel Directors group and the UC Recruit Governance Board.
Department Overview The mission of the Academic Personnel Office is to facilitate the recruitment, appointment, advancement, and retention of the most qualified and diverse faculty and academic appointees possible. The Academic Personnel Office provides leadership and oversight of academic policy and procedures in a manner that supports the overall academic goals and objectives of the Administration and the Academic Senate consistent with the campus Principles of Community.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge of compensation policies and procedures, and employment law related to academic client groups.
Excellent communicator who demonstrates a high level of political acumen. Excellent ability to negotiate and mediate solutions with academic appointees and their representatives.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply system wide and organization policies, union contracts, procedures, and practices that govern academic personnel administration.
Knowledge of fiscal management policies and procedures.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.