Assistant Dean of Students, Strategic Initiatives & Policy Analysis
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 15986
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Initial Review Date (IRD): 03-16-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Serves as key strategist with the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students in initiating and developing new strategic direction, long- and short-range plans and innovative initiatives. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of functional practices and policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Cultivates internal and external contacts.
The Division of Student Affairs and Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Affairs and Success Division includes Student Achievement and Equity Innovation; Student Health and Wellness; Career Success; the Student Success Evaluation & Research Center (SSERC); and Student Development and Engagement/Dean of Students.
The Dean of Students Office at UC Santa Cruz promotes personal development and successful navigation of campus life thereby strengthening the student experience. This is accomplished by facilitating partnerships, developing policies, creating meaningful opportunities, and providing direct support to cultivate a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive UCSC community. The Dean of Students Office envisions a university where every student has limitless opportunities and support to reach their highest goals for themselves and society.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range Information: $90,000/Annually No. of Positions: 1 Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for full benefits. Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Days Employee Classification: This is a Career Appointment Job End Date: None Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Hahn Student Services Union Representation: Non-represented
Negotiates directly with mid- to -high level stakeholders at various UC locations and public agencies and the community to develop solutions to moderately complex problems.
Provides analysis on a broad range of issues, including new program proposals.
Provides strategic oversight for the organizational development and workforce planning for the unit; including developing recruitment plans, assisting with forming and leading selection committees, assisting in the recruitment process for senior management, participating and leading leadership transition planning, and developing professional development plans and opportunities for unit team members. Acculturating new leaders in organizational and Regental protocols, overall operations within areas of responsibility, and initiative and program planning and management.
Supports leadership to enact policy and administrative change, developing strategies for change management to remove barriers to goal achievement.
Researches, monitors and analyzes regulations, legislation, research literature and UC policies for impact on the organization.
Researches and summarizes best practices in the field of higher education.
Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and / or implement changes and to provide consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders.
Provides guidance in establishing a partnership with program directors within the Executive's area, and with other organizational units.
Represents the executive in diverse and varying spaces and situations such as protest response, system-wide meetings, campus climate strategy spaces, and presentations about the unit and the division.
30%: Special Projects & Initiatives Management
Leads complex projects, requiring facilitation and collaboration with representation across functions / locations.
Administers independent program(s), such as Campus Elections, voter registration and initiatives, that further diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
5%: Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of departmental and institutional processes, protocols and procedures.
Advanced knowledge of trends and best practices in higher education and student affairs.
Strong skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation and collaboration.
Sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the department toward workable strategies and solutions.
Strong ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
Strong ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels.
Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of staff and members of the community.
Knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Financial analysis and reporting techniques.
Demonstrated commitment to a development approach to working college students and knowledge of student development theory.
Experience administering human resources and organizational development functions, including but not limited to recruitment, employee relations, and learning and development.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant
proposals / analyses.
High level of cultural fluency and a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to working through issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and the multiple, intersecting identities of campus community members.
Experience exercising tact and diplomacy, sensitivity and helpfulness when interacting with people from diverse cultural or socio-economic backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience with crisis management, crisis intervention, and emergency preparedness/response.
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.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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