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The IRD for this job is: 08-22-2022
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.
SOMeCA (SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity) fosters student success through inclusive and educationally purposeful services and programs, including campus wide Student Organizations, Student Media, Cultural Arts and Diversity, and Student Union facilities.
Under the general supervision of the Director of SOMeCA, the Associate Director develops, interprets, and adminsters the Student Media Program of SOMeCA. The Associate Director oversees broadcast and print media programs, services, classes, and facilities, ensuring the overall health of organization productions, alumni enagement, and strategic planning goals. The incumbent is responsible for administration, supervision, student leadership and development, and budget management.
Salary Information: $52,100 / Annually.
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: Days, occasional Evenings and Weekends
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 004564 (STDT LIFE DEV SPEC 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
25% - Responsible for administration and resolving issues of moderate complexity and sensitivity arising in Student Affairs / Life & Development specialization.
Responsible for the administration of Student Media, including Print Media and Broadcast Media, governing councils, and facilities. Oversees the development and administration of programs, services, technology and the allocation of budgets and personnel, informed by the core mission and strategic goals of the university and Student Success, and changing student needs, legal precedents, and campus climate.
Actively maintains current knowledge of trends and controversies in media, First Amendment practices, student development, changing legal precedents, campus budgets, and climate. Conducts research and participates in national media organizations and conferences; presents and publishes findings. Consults with campus offices, UC Office of the President, and media attorneys as needed.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in the integration of curricular and co-curricular programs, addressing issues of academic personnel and staff personnel policies, academic rigor, and student leadership in academic design. Ensures the evaluation and assessment of innovative coursework to determine outcomes and identify areas for improvement.
Assesses and develops workshops and services through working collaboratively and effectively with a diverse range of students. Establishes relations of trust, demonstrating respect, patience and open-mindedness and exercising good judgement and discretion, particularly in sensitive and confidential matters.
Oversees complex IT systems, servers, and media-specific technology, ensuring security, efficiency, and budget planning to manage replacement and upgrades in a field of rapidly changing technology.
Ensures the safe and secure operation of the Student Media Press Center; assesses, recommends, and implements improvements in services, design, construction, maintenance and care of the facility and grounds through working in collaboration with the Student Union Governance Board which makes facilities funding decisions.
25% - Monitors employee performance, counsels and evaluates, and provides direction and assistance.
Provides leadership and direction to employees in the development and implementation of operations and program plans to ensure effective delivery of services and programs in alignment with unit and organizational priorities; establishes an atmosphere which encourages innovation and adaptive approaches to challenges and opportunities. Prepares and meets with employees on a regular basis on goals, objectives, established workflow, and resolution of problems as needed. Conducts annual and mid-point performance appraisals. Designs, sets goals, and allocates resources for consistent professional development.
Oversees multiple teams of student staff to ensure the efficient delivery of essential services and programs in a wide range of areas including: professional video equipment management, ITS support, advertising, sales, marketing, media content distribution, and peer-to-peer advising. Conducts quarterly evaluations for all student staff and design and set goals for optimal program and student development.
25% - Responsible for student governance development and leadership growth.
Oversees the development, planning, implementation, and coordination of a comprehensive set of social, cultural and educational student events and workshops that foster and support the growth and development of the whole person. Engages in evaluation and assessment to determine outcomes and identify areas for improvement.
Promotes and integrates civic engagement principles and practices into organizational structures and programming, facilitating student participation in university dialogues and decision-making. Ensures completion of requirements for registration, leadership training, and UC Office of the President mandated trainings.
Ensures transparency, integrity, and effectiveness of governing bodies. Educates students in leadership, democratic practices, organizational development, including short and long-term goals and objectives, governing documents, and effective processes and structures. Encourages the engagement and retention of student leaders. Provides training and oversight for elected student representatives responsible for governance of substantial resources and high profile productions to ensure the management of risk.
Serves as a campus advocate for student organization services and a campus resource in the planning and implementation of student development opportunities. Creates and maintains campus relationships characterized by integrity and responsibility.
10% - Responsible for area budget management.
Responsible for multiple student-run budgets for Student Media and oversight of program budgets of student organizations. Ensures area compliance with system wide and campus fiscal policies, procedures, and internal control guidelines, general accounting policies/principles, and state, federal law. Manages. Demonstrates consistent oversight, using attention to detail, and timeliness to ensure the appropriate, optimal, and timely use of funds. Budgets for career staffing are overseen by SOMeCA Director.
Oversees and manages administration of funding processes for student governing bodies. Ensures timely reviews and distribution of requests, notifications, and allocations. Provides analysis and recommendations for strategic planning processes.
5% - Provides training to subordinates.
Designs, coordinates, and conducts trainings on University, unit and organizational processes and procedures to ensure compliance and implementation of University policies. Designs and manages trainings to mitigate risks particular to Student Media, including First Amendment issues, equipment safety certifications, and proper insurance endorsements. Conducts assessments to identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed; provides additional training by facilitating program and policy discussions and by guiding assessments and the development of solutions for complex and sensitive situations. Models participatory management in weekly meetings, individually and collectively, for constultation and problem solving.
Provides trainings and creates professional development pathways that promote students' career success, personal development, and leadership formation. Partners with students to develop innovative student staff positions and roles.
5% - Recommends corrective action, hiring, and separation of employees when appropriate; and recommends employees for promotion when warranted.
Responsible for hiring and corrective action of professional and administrative staff. Recommends promotions, awards, and separations as appropriate. Maintains a commitment to recruitment efforts that support the achievement of UCSC and Student Success diversity goals related to hiring and retention.
Responsible for hiring, promotion, corrective action, and separation of student staff and interns to perform complex duties and responsibilities such as, ITS management, marketing, sales, and management of professional video systems. Evaluates staffing needs and recommends reassignment or realignment.
5% - Recommends and manages changes to program policies, processes, and procedures.
Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of university, divisional, and unit policies, federal, state, and local laws and regulations in order to recommend and to modify policies, procedures, and practices and advise others in the interpretation and application of laws and regulations.
Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of program policies that respond to university goals and the changing needs of a diverse student population.
Recommends and participates in the development of University and system-wide policies and procedures that affect student life as a member of the unit management team and on campus and systemwide committees.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Skills and experience in implementation of projects and programs to achieve desired goals and objectives for managed area.
Knowledge and experience in the use of professional video production equipment, software, and post-production workflows.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization.
Ability to identify problems and apply reasoning to develop and propose orginial solutions.
Experience supervising professional staff with demonstrated participatory management skills.
Ability to motivate employees and influence attitudes and behaviors.
Knowledge of risk assessment principles and experience in the evaluation and mitigattion of risks.
Skill and experience in the design and facilitation of trainings.
Knowledge of organizational climate and cultural, gender, ability, and sexual orientation/identity issues, and how these effect the design and delivery of student services.
Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Skill and experience in conflict mediation.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge and experience in the application of principles and practices of student development, mentorship, and organizational development.
Knowledge and experience with multi-fund financial resources, including strategic planning analysis and allocations.
Knowledge and experience applying First Amendment law in relation to copyright, privacy, and defamation.
Knowledge and experience of IT networks, including servers and file sharing.
Knowledge of common computer application programs.
Knowledge and experience in the use of professional video production equipment, software, and post-production workflows.
Master's degree preferred.
Knowledge of university and departmental policies, processes, and procedures.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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.
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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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