Department Manager (7378U) - Dept. of City Regional & Planning(DCRP) / CED
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 2900224
Department Manager (7378U) - Dept. of City Regional & Planning(DCRP) / CED
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As the highest-ranking non-academic officer, manage the full general operations of the academic Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the College of Environmental Design (CED). Member of the CED's Executive leadership team with the Dean, Chairs, and MSOs. Administrative services include activities in finance and human resources as well as IT, facilities, and student services. General management includes long and short-range strategic planning in determining the mission and directing all activities of multi-disciplinary departments through subordinate management staff. Leads and manages all operations in support of the teaching programs in the department and develops goals and plans for administrative, academic, instructional and outreach programs. The MSO is responsible for short- and long-range management of fiscal resources, academic program management, academic personnel, career, and part-time staff, and physical resources, including information and classroom technology. The MSO supervises all department staff and oversees all administrative and service activities for the entire unit.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 3/17/22 or Open Until Filled
35% Manages, plans, and administers coordinates, and oversees the entire range and all aspects of administrative, academic, and business operations of the department within the College of Environmental Design. Administrative services include all of the following functions:
human resources (includes senate and non-senate academic, staff, and student personnel administration)
international travel/scholarship including visas, etc
development activities and PR, including donor and alumni relations
15% Administrative operations include budgetary financial management and human resources and may include some of the following functions: IT, facilities, student services, recharge administration, and/or contracts and grants.
15% Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures achievement of operation's objectives (operational and budget processes, academic and/or staff FTE, finance, human resources, IT, and space planning) that have a department-wide impact. Performs strategic planning for all aspects of the department. Formulates policies and guidelines to carry out the department's mission for faculty and students. Develops, modifies, and executes campus policies that affect immediate operations.
15% As academic coordinator, plans and coordinates department's academic program; determines the need for temporary academic support and recruits, selects, and hires temporary academic support (TAS) instructors, including lecturers and GSIs.
10% Serves as key administrative officer for unit's functional programs, oversees analysis and policy development for issues and processes, including a budget, financial, and other administrative and business and academic functions.
10% Interacts with higher-level management on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other departmental, college, or campus personnel. Interacts with higher-level management on matters concerning several functional areas, and/or customers. As a member of CEDs Executive Committee and the CED Chairs, and MSO leadership team, manages, evaluates, and makes recommendations for college-wide planning in the areas of financial management, development activities, academic programs, academic and staff personnel, facilities, and information and classroom technology.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Advanced skills in short- and long-term strategic planning, analysis, problem-solving and customer service.
Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and / or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
Advanced knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and / or personnel management.
Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Salary & Benefits
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The salary range designated for this position: Up to $85,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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