Reporting to the CAS Executive Associate Dean, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has operational and strategic oversight of CAS' operations, including financial, human resources, information technology, and facility related matters. The COO serves as a regular contributing member of the College's Deans' Group and shares responsibility for the work and activities of that group, including providing counsel to the dean. The COO collects and analyzes unit, college and university data to ensure that the dean and associate deans have readily available, accurate, up-to-date information that informs and guides their decisions about the allocation and management of personnel and financial resources. The COO collaborates with internal and external parties in a way that supports the CAS mission, values, and emphasis.
The Chief Operating Officer fosters operational excellence by serving as the operational and administrative leader responsible for financial management, human resources, information technology, and the CAS infrastructure/built environment. The COO is a member of the strategic leadership team that identifies and allocates resources to units. This CAS strategic leadership team also develops, implements and evaluates the short and long term goals of the College of Agricultural Sciences. The COO is responsible for successful administration of the CAS financial and human resource activities and is the primary officer for administration of college, department, and branch station functions. The COO's responsibilities extend across the state and the person in this position functions in a university-wide capacity, including administration of activities jointly managed with the College of Science, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Forestry. The COO is the primary representative to the OSU Division of Finance and Administration.
The COO uses business acumen, collaborative decision making, metrics, surveys and performance indicators to guide the development, implementation and monitoring of plans, policies, procedures, internal controls, training, systems, and innovative programs. The COO ensures CAS needs are met in the areas of information technology, construction and facility maintenance. The COO manages this independently or jointly with CAS administrators/employees or representatives of OSU's Information Services, University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations or the Division of Outreach and Engagement. The COO leads the implementation, operation and monitoring of CAS compliance programs with Environmental Health and Safety, the Research Office and related units.
With over 2600 students, 250 professorial faculty, and exceeding $140 million per year in expenditures, the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) is a complex organization. In addition to the main campus, CAS has faculty located Branch Experiment Stations in 13 agroecozones across the state as well as Extension Faculty located in each county. CAS is well known for its collaborations among state and federal agencies. Our researchers and Extension faculty work closely with agency partners in EPA, USDAARS, USGS, US Forest Service, US Navy, USDOE, NIH, NOAA, NMFS, USFWS, as well as state agencies, local governments, and professional organizations. CAS supports faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and the Microbiology and Statistics Departments in the College of Science.
Regional industries and commodity groups are also important partners. Oregon's remarkable agricultural diversity—with more than 220 commercial commodities—means that many commodity groups depend on OSU research and development to improve their varieties and expand their markets. Our plant breeding programs are among the most active, and most diverse, in the nation.
The diversity of disciplines within the college is matched by the diversity of our students and faculty. We work toward building access for all groups, for example through active participation in NSF Advance and OSU's search advocacy training. Our sponsored student programs (MANRRS, SACNAS, CAMP) are among the top in the nation. We value our shared commitment to civil discourse and support of the individual.
Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting. 5 years' experience in financial and/or operational management
Bachelors or Masters degree in business, accounting, management, or closely allied field is required.
Five years of experience successfully managing applicable operational activities of a large, complex organization, preferably at a research university or in the non-profit or governmental sector.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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