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Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs at the UC Office of the President provides leadership and support for efforts that advance UC equity and inclusion, close equity gaps, promote access to and successful completion of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and help to provide an exemplary University experience for all.
We are committed to the University of California's academic mission and to our core values: integrity in advocating unapologetically for access and institutional equity, respect for one another, accountability for and effective use of our public resources, and excellence in our service to the University and the State.
The Executive Director - UC Online (ED) is a senior leader in the department of Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs (GUEA). Working at system, state, national, and international levels and through subordinate managers, the Executive Director represents UC's engagement in academic technology policy and experiences that support educational access and equity in public education and contribute to UC's 2030 goals to produce more degrees and close equity gaps in student retention and graduation.
The ED is a forward-looking leader and strategic planner, contributing to ensuring academic success for all students by leading policy development and systemwide collaboration in support of providing world-class online courses and approaches that facilitate student degree completion.
The ED collaborates with the Academic Senate and academic administrators throughout the UC system to build and support innovative online programs and tools to support students' goals for educational access, learning and academic success. The ED initiates, organizes and supports strategic convenings of key leaders, policymakers and practitioners across UC and with other institutions in support of goals.
The ED undertakes special projects, including identifying funding and research opportunities to leverage innovations in technology to enhance the diversity, experiences, and successes of all students and that advance systemwide equity, diversity and inclusion. The ED provides the information base needed to advocate for funds and other resources at both state and federal levels.
The ED is a recognized, articulate spokesperson and leader, with the ability to align the direction of educational innovations and services with UC's strategic goals of quality, diversity, accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency in matters related to teaching, research, and public service.
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC PLANNING: The ED serves as an organizational expert for facilitating student academic success by leveraging technology, tools, and policy. Serves as principal advisor to senior University leadership on related issues, policies, operations or plans that impact University goals. Leads UCOP and the campuses in strategic planning for advancing and improving the University's portfolio of programs, services and tools in these areas. Aligns UC Online with campus teaching and learning priorities and plans. Promotes and plans for the use of technology, tools and policy to address equity gaps across the educational continuum.
PROGRAM OVERSIGHT AND ASSESSMENT: The ED develops and manages an organizational structure that provides technical assistance, policy guidance and analysis, accountability oversight and assessment for UC's role in online education. Establishes goals and metrics for success and accountability in consultation with campuses and systemwide leadership. Oversees quality improvements to information systems, including the Cross-Campus Enrollment System (CCES). Identifies and develops new initiatives and services. Oversees development of analyses and recommendations on the university's position related to online education. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and industry guidelines. Directly and indirectly supervises 34 FTE in support of objectives.
EDUCATIONAL RELATIONS: The ED develops and implements partnership strategies both within and external to the University to increase the reach and awareness of UC Online's programs, services, and initiatives. Represents UC Online to governing boards, outside agencies and the public. Develops and maintains liaison with a variety of institutions and organizations. Provides leadership and advice to various ongoing systemwide and constituent committees comprising faculty, students, and staff. Represents and advocates for UC efforts at the state and national level and in governmental and educational settings.
COMMUNICATIONS: The ED manages and contributes to communications strategies for UC Online in coordination with the President's Executive Office, External Relations and Communications, Information Technology Services, other UCOP departments and units, campus teaching and learning centers, UC faculty, and with other stakeholders. Where possible, leverages those relationships for greater collective impact. Provides information and prepares reports and other informational documents for internal and external audiences.
OTHER DUTIES Attends classes, seminars and conferences that enhance professional expertise and foster managerial competency. Participates in activities that enhance the UC community and support the university mission. Upholds the organization's Principles of Community and assures that those values are upheld throughout the department. Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated success in an academic leadership position at a research university, deep appreciation for the mission and responsibilities of a university serving a multi-ethnic state, and demonstrated commitment to ensuring fair access and opportunity for higher education.
Experience shaping, influencing and articulating higher education policy.
Demonstrated success in managing and supervising staff at all levels, managing complex budgets that support a variety of programs and activities, and identifying and acquiring resources to support programs and services.
Strong consensus-building skills and ability to maintain and expand positive relations with public and private education institutions, agencies and organizations as well as with business and industry using input from a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders.
Team player, willing and able to identify and work for the greater good of the University, with demonstrated ability to work difficult issues to resolution and to negotiate and facilitate diverse opinions and groups.
Demonstrated leadership in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
Excellent project management skills and the demonstrated ability to achieve goals and objectives on demanding timelines.
Very good judgment and political astuteness.
Understanding of and appreciation for faculty culture and disciplinary approaches to instruction, academic personnel, and relevant policies to ensure proper alignment of UC Online to campus plans and priorities for teaching and learning.
Knowledge of and appreciation for shared governance.
Demonstrated deep pedagogical knowledge of online and hybrid teaching and learning.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse faculty and staff in a wide range of disciplines.
Ability to communicate complex findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner verbally and in writing.
Current or prior demonstrated success as an academic administrator at a UC campus or peer institution.
Current or prior demonstrated success as a faculty leader at a UC campus or peer institution.
Bachelor' s degree and 10 or more years progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience in higher educational institution that includes long-range policy development, resource planning, financial and budget planning required.
Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in related area and / or equivalent experience / training preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isNovember 15, 2022. The position will be open until filled.
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