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This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Initial Review Date: 4/17/21
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UC San Diego Extension is fully self-supporting, operating year-round (12 months of active instruction) with a budget of $47 million annually in primarily fee income. The unit has over 200 career employees, including academic, management, staff and executive, as well as represented and non-represented positions. Many casual or contract employees and student workers also serve in the organization. In addition, Extension employs more than 1,000 active by-agreement instructors.
Extension operates in 200,000 square feet of managed space, including a large off-campus classroom facility. The unit maintains a robust online learning platform, operating 24/7 with web-casting and video-conferencing capability. Extension also has a strong web presence with e-commerce operating 24/7. There are over 60,000 enrollment transactions annually; 35,000 outreach certification transactions and 25,000 service transactions. Extension supports a robust network of representatives, agents, and students (both residential and online) around the globe. Along with all of this, Extension operates two television stations, a variety of public lecture programs and is active in federal, state, local, and private research and technical assistance programs and activities.
As of fall 2020, the university has assumed ownership of a major downtown center for which Extension is taking full financial and programming responsibility. The 66,000-square-foot building will support a rich mix of campus-based and community programs reflecting the teaching, research and public service mission of UC San Diego: classroom instruction, continuing education, arts and cultural performances, civic events and collaborative community projects. Additionally, Extension is embarking on a consolidation of all of its on-campus, academic activities in the planned La Jolla Innovation Center across from the VA Hospital.
Under the general direction of the Dean, the Chief Administrative Officer - UCSD Extension is responsible for management and direction of Extension's business support efforts including Business Development and Marketing Services, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Real Estate, and Design, Technology Services, and Student and Customer Services. In collaboration with the Dean of Extension, reviews and approves all new venture development including new academic initiatives, collaborations with campus and non-campus entities, and contracts and grants. Serves as principal advisor to the Dean of Extension in the development and implementation of short- and long-term strategic plans for the Division to ensure fiscal responsibility and growth. Provides strategic direction to administrative departments in coordination with academic departments. Assures operational units adapt as new market imperatives and campus academic/public service priorities change. Collaborates with the Dean in administrative leadership of all areas under the Dean's authority and also serves as the senior business manager for the division. Liaise with Assistant Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs (VCAA).
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Advanced degree in management or a business-related field and senior administration/operations management experience in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Demonstrated experience advising executive level management in business strategy, short- and long-range strategic planning, new venture development, infrastructure, and staffing. Experience with conceiving and implementing sustainable business models for new opportunities that address all direct and indirect costs at a competitive and appropriate fee for the marketplace. Experience in a continuing education environment offering both credit and non-credit coursework preferred.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.