College Administrative Officer

College Administrative Officer
University of California, Santa Cruz

Oakes College/Rachel Carson College
JOB #: 1707027

Starting Salary Range: $$100,000 to $110,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services, (CHES), the College Administrative Officer (CAO) serves as the chief Student Affairs Officer for two undergraduate colleges. In this capacity, the CAO has the direct student life oversight responsibilities for approximately 3400 undergraduate students, with approximately 1500 living in residence. The CAO has direct oversight and responsibility for managing approximately $1.6 million of the colleges' $7.5 million total annual operating budget. The CAO leads two colleges in all matters related to vision and mission for each college, student life programs and learning outcomes, administration and operations.

The CAO collaborates with the College Provost (academic leader) at each of the two colleges to develop programs that enhance each college's academic environment. As a member of the Council of College Administrative Officers, the CAO shares responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of campus-wide student services, especially those delivered through the colleges.

Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Baytree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.

CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in ten residential colleges and six multi-college affiliated residential communities which support single students and students with families. Employee housing is provided through 51 rental units at the Laureate Court apartments and 188 for-sale homes in four different locations. The unit also provides off-campus student housing support and summer conference operations. CHES manages the auxiliary services units of the Baytree Bookstore and ID card services and offers Early Education Services for student parents.

Qualifications include:

● Bachelor's degree in related field plus substantial, progressive experience in the management of student residential communities, student judicial programs, and student support services OR equivalent experience.

● Leadership and Motivation - Demonstrated ability to envision, direct, guide, mentor and motivate others to meet unit, organization, division, and campus goals. Ability to lead processes to develop original ideas and solve problems.

● Critical Thinking, Analysis, and Assessment - Demonstrated knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis methods with the ability to assess and evaluate program effectiveness. Experience in assessing situations by conducting research, drawing upon student development concepts, and soliciting feedback to provide quality programs and services. Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services to make improvements.

● Ability to develop and implement innovative and effective solutions on a variety of projects and programs. Ability to analyze current processes and programs and to provide direction for enhancing, streamlining, and adding efficiency to processes. Research and analytical skills sufficient to analyze complex problems and issues.

● Change Management - Ability to envision, motivate, and realize organizational change within the unit.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 04-25-2017

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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