Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President, National Laboratories (VPNL). The University of California is a system of ten campuses, five medical centers, and three affiliated national laboratories. The Office of the President, located in Oakland CA, is the University's headquarters. Within UCOP, the Office of the National Laboratories (UCNL) plays a central role in managing the University's prime contract administration and governance at Berkeley Lab and for the University's participation in the governance of Lawrence Livermore (LLNS) & Los Alamos (Triad). UC manages the national laboratories as a service to the nation as part of its public service mission. The federal government depends on the laboratories to bring world-leading expertise and facilities to address the DOE missions of science, security, energy, and the environment. For all three national laboratories, UCNL assures that The Regents, the Office of the President, and relevant governing boards have the information needed to effectively manage world-class research in science, technology & engineering while supporting that research with excellent performance in operations, business, compliance, and stewardship. UCNL is led by the Vice President for National Laboratories. The VPNL will report directly to the President of the University of California and will be the principal point of responsibility and contact between UC and the DOE/NNSA in the management of all three laboratories. The VPNL will work closely with the Laboratory Directors, other University leadership, UC Regents, DOE/NNSA, Academic Senate, & other UC advisory bodies to accomplish assigned responsibilities, drive management & operational improvement and assure excellence in science & technology, and mission performance. This individual should have experience leading and managing a complex organization with multiple stakeholders and have a strong understanding of national laboratories & their role. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated knowledge and experience in the operations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and/or Office of Science, and those organizations' senior leadership and approach to the laboratory system. They will have the ability to articulate a vision for UCNL and serve as a collaborative executive overseeing a highly-skilled and technical organization. UCOP will welcome a decisive, action-oriented leader who can effectively build consensus across & within a multi-stakeholder research environment. They will have demonstrated strong relationship-building skills to foster a productive and positive culture among research operations and affiliated stakeholders, as well as a commitment to growing and developing staff within the UCNL system. The University of California offers a comprehensive compensation & benefits program. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.
About us The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
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.
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About University of California Office of the President
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.