Working Title: Assistant Dean, External Relations & Engagement
Department: Merage/Dean's Office
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000459
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5, May require occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Employee Class: Career
Agility is key to survival in our rapidly changing global economy. The Merage School develops and equips leaders with critical business and leadership skills needed to succeed through programs that are continually adapted to address the ever-changing social, technological and economic opportunities and challenges in our digitally driven world. We offer MBA programs, Specialty Masters programs, MS in Biotechnology Management, MS in Engineering Management, PhD, and undergraduate business degrees that focus on creative and critical-thinking skills, strategic decision-making, leadership, innovation, and collaboration through in-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 5% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. We combine the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of Southern California's Tech Coast.
Under the general direction of the Dean and consistent with the long-range goals and objectives of The Paul Merage School of Business, the Assistant Dean of External Relations/Engagement serves as a key spokesperson, business development officer and primary liaison between alumni groups, senior-level corporate managers, management groups and learning institutions/universities - local, national and international -- and the faculty and academic resources of the University (UCI) and The Paul Merage School of Business. The Assistant Dean will provide leadership, management, accountability and direction to the various Merage School external-facing departments with an overarching goal to create alignments, synergies and possible cross functionality between these departments, thus providing all external audiences with a more cohesive, centralized point of contact for needs across departments:
Centers of Excellence
External Relations/Experiential Learning Leads, directs, manages department(s) charged with building, maintaining and expanding positive relationships that inform, improve and enhance public understanding and appreciation of the many societal contributions made by the Merage School.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of management principles, including personnel and budget administration and skill to motivate, guide and direct subordinate staff. Advanced written, verbal, interpersonal communication and leadership skills, including attentive listening skills and the skill to effectively think quickly and respond appropriately. Advanced skills to represent senior campus management and effectively respond to inquiries from alumni and other key constituencies. Advanced knowledge of alumni and other key constituencies and skill in intuiting and addressing external concerns while ensuring appropriate and adequate support for campus concerns and issues. Advanced skills to develop and successfully mentor and manage professional staff to implement strategies designed to achieve alumni and external relations outcomes favorable to the best interests of the institution. Expert strategic planning, analytical, negotiation and political acumen skills. Advanced skill in advocating for and representing the institution to its various publics.
Advanced degree in business, management, education or related field and / or equivalent experience/training preferred.
Advanced and in-depth knowledge of the campus including short- and long-range strategic plans, vision, goals, objectives, infrastructure, programs, achievements and awards; advanced knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education. Demonstrated experience in developing continuing education programs for adult learners.
Special Conditions Required:
May be required to travel internationally. Must possess a valid Passport. May be required to drive on occasion in order to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities for the position. Must possess a valid California driver's license. May require occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine 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.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.