Department Manager (0547U), Department Of Chemistry - 33485
University of California Berkeley
Internal Number: 2991630
Department Manager (0547U), Department Of Chemistry - 33485
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The Department of Chemistry is one of two departments within the College of Chemistry. The Department has an outstanding national and international reputation for the innovative and important research produced by the faculty and their research groups. The department is also recognized academically for producing many of the world's most outstanding chemists with an average graduate student population of around 400 and an approximate 150 postdoctoral researchers and visitors at any given time.
Responsible for managing the administrative operations of a large academic department. Typically includes all or most of the following functions: IT overview, facilities liason, student services, departmentally controlled contracts and grants, budgetary financial management and / or human resources for departmental budgets and staff. Reports directly to and only to the Department Chair. Manages a large professional staff comprised of professionals in various fields. Assumes accountability for decisions made by subordinates. Performs long and short term planning for function. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 21, 2022.
Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that achieve departmental goals as efficiently as possible while balancing financial priorities and deciding resource allocations.
Develops and implements guidelines and procedures for fiscal management and oversees the organization and preparation of the annual departmental budget.
Manages budgets for all state appropriations, faculty start-up and retention funds, instructional revenue, gifts and opportunity funds.
Ensures adequate reserves and performs oversight management for all departmental finances including instructional and faculty funds.
Responsible for reviewing all contracts and grants and works with regional staff to ensure that faculty receive appropriate services related to their awards.
Develops, implements and monitors processes to evaluate and manage risk across all operational areas.
Monitors and manages regulatory compliance within the department.
Oversees faculty recruitment and salary arrangements working in collaboration with the chair and the departmental AP analyst.
Oversees personnel who coordinate the search committee activities and informs the faculty on appropriate policies and procedures.
Works with regional HR to manage faculty and staff personnel issues for approximately 50 faculty, 22 direct reports and 10 indirect staff members.
Resolves issues, when possible, prior to escalation outside of the department.
Develops and plans staff support, performs staff performance evaluations, and ensures that supervisors conduct annual staff evaluations.
Holds overall responsibility for optimal performance of staff.
Responsible for overseeing the planning and administration of the training programs and teaching provided by the Department.
Assures consistent monitoring of risk areas to protect the operational soundness of the programs.
Through direct reports, oversees the administration of graduate student and postdoctoral appointments, including all financial, Graduate Division requirements, visa applications, and renewals.
Prepares short and long range planning for administrative services operations and improvements to processes.
Establishes and recommends change to policies which affect the assigned unit(s).
Represents the department on business affairs to the institution community.
Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and / or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and / or accounting and payroll.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence / persuade all levels of staff.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.
Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
Master's degree and / or equivalent experience / training preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $95,900.00-$172,216.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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