UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequiredfor Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 02-28-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education oversees the division and campus-wide initiatives related to advancing student success by improving retention and graduation rates and closing equity gaps; increasing UC Santa Cruz's research profile and impact; fostering an inclusive campus climate that embraces and values diversity; and improving efficiency, effectiveness and resilience.
The Division of Undergraduate Education (UE) is a complex organization comprised of the UE divisional offices (immediate office, Academic and Staff Human Resources, and Planning and Resource Management), Campus Advising Coordination, Summer Session, Office of the Registrar, Colleges Academic (Cowell, Stevenson, Crown, Merrill, Kresge, Oakes, Porter, College 9, John R. Lewis College and Rachel Carson College), Enrollment Management (Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation Programs, and Financial Aid), and the Educational Partnership Center (EPC General, EAOP, K-12 Regional Alliances, Research & Evaluation, COSMOS, MESA, CAL-SOAP, CRLP, and GEAR-UP). The division is responsible for over 300 staff and student FTE, and over 1000 academic appointments, each one of whom helps students to be successful.
This position serves as part of a team overseeing the transformational UC Santa Cruz Degree Audit reinvigoration and renewal initiative. The initiative is a top campus priority in support of the campus goals for Student Success and to Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness and Resilience. The initiative will result in degree audit capability for all undergraduates for all majors, minors and colleges; automating the process of choosing which degree requirements are completed and which remain, up to and including all pathways for completion of the degree.
The initiative will, by the start of fall 2025, provide students an intuitive user interface through which they can access accurate and complete degree progress/completion information; and advisors and curricular analysts an intuitive user interface through which they can access individual and summary/multiple student degree progress/completion information.
The Degree Audit Initiative is a cross-divisional standardization of academic policies and processes that will support increased efficiency for department staff and will be a transformation in how the campus and its 17,000+ students, 75+ academic advisors, 100+ programs and 50+ academic units work in terms of process, policy, and technology, all in the support of student achievement.
Salary Information: $89,150 - $120,050/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Develops and advocates solutions to organizational or research program issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs.
Collaborates with partners to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new programs and processes.
Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization.
Guides and directs planning which may include senior management, faculty, and / or external constituencies.
May lead a team of lower level analytical, research and administrative staff.
25% - Communication
Develops and coordinates policy and program communications; formulates strategies for education and adoption.
Proposes, leads and / or participates on policy, strategy and planning committees and working groups.
Makes high level contacts of a collaborative nature, internally and externally, requiring tact and diplomacy in order to negotiate and implement proposed solutions or program / process recommendations.
25% - Research and Analysis
Leads efforts to conduct highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for research initiatives, programs and / or organizational units.
Researches and summarizes best practices in the field.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of common organizational, student service, research-specific and/or other computer application programs.
Strong oral communication and interpersonal skill, diplomacy, and tact. Ability to communicate regularly and effectively with all levels of staff in a variety of units, assessing needs and providing clear and persuasive recommendations, guidance, and influence.
Strong written communication. Ability to document, clarify, and effectively recommend complex concepts
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing timeframes.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills. Ability to assess business processes, identifies operational gaps, and implement improvements.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability.
Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Incumbent may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.
Ability to complete various compliance and job-related training as directed
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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.
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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