Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Manager Physical and Biological Sciences
JOB #: 1908945
Full Time; Career Minimum Starting Salary: $80,000/annually
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of an academic or non-academic organization(s). Administrative services include activities in finance and human resources and may also include IT, facilities, or student services. General management includes long and short-range strategic planning in determining the mission and directing all activities of multi-disciplinary departments through subordinate management staff. A background in science is not necessary.
Under the general direction of the department chair, the department manager is responsible for department planning and program support, curriculum management, financial management, equipment, facilities and space coordination and security, staff and academic human resources, development and public information, and oversight of the graduate and undergraduate programs.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, located in the Physical Sciences Building, is comprised of a dynamic group of instructional and research units, support programs and facilities, with staff committed to providing excellent service to students, faculty, researchers and staff. Departmental resources for operations and research are among the highest in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences.
The department has 24 faculty, 60 plus researchers and visiting researches, a large number of undergraduate majors in two distinct programs, as well as 100 plus graduate students working towards Ph.D. and Master's degrees. The department offers a significant number of courses annually (80 laboratory, seminar and lecture courses with between 250-300 secondary sections) and is closely aligned with the research and faculty In Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology and the School of Engineering.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Extensive related administrative and management experience, including training, supervising and motivating staff.
Demonstrated leadership experience with ability to effectively manage change and resolve complex problems independently.
Experience with personal computing applications and computerized information systems with the willingness and ability to learn new systems in a highly technical environment.
Financial and budgetary experience.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 08-18-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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