Director, Academic Affairs & Executive Recruitment
University of California - Riverside - Riverside, CA

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Monthly Salary : Commensurate with experience
Title : Director, Academic Affairs & Executive Recruitment
Category : Management/Senior Professional
Department : School of Medicine
Final Filing Date : Open Until Filled

Notes :
This is a full-time, career opportunity. Schedule of hours is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Essential Functions :
The Director of the Office of Academic Affairs (AA) in the UCR School of Medicine (SOM) is an integral position for management and oversight of policy and processes relating to academics and, in particular, the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP). The Director manages the Office of AA, supervises its staff, and manages its budget. The Director is the primary support for the recruitment, appointment and promotion process of the faculty and is responsible for a wide range of activities supporting the broadly defined areas of academic affairs, including: recruitment, appointments; salary negotiation; retention; merits and promotions of faculty; development of policies and their implementation; dissemination of information relating to academic systems and data capture projects; data collection; analysis and planning; academic related issues (leaves and benefits, grievances, mediations, separation, scientific misconduct, required training), and development of and sponsoring programs for academics. Service and support is provided for full-time salaried faculty, volunteer faculty, academic employees in non-faculty titles, and full-time clinical faculty physicians affiliated with the Faculty Practice Plan.

Duties of the position will include: School-Wide Policy Development and Administration of AP Policy; Academic Personnel Labor Relations; Academic Compensation and Benefits Plans; School, Campus-Wide and System-Wide Initiatives; Recruitment; Appointment and Advancement; Training; Office Management; and other related duties.

The Director serves as a change agent, providing leadership to develop the systems infrastructure needed for a SOM, assess, streamline, and continuously improve the Schools academic appointment/promotions process and procedures as appropriate, providing education, development and community building with departmental academic affairs managers and working with other key managers in creating an effective and efficient administrative structure for the SOM as it relates to academic affairs and management of the HSCP for the SOM. The Director will be a project manager on multiple projects needed for implementation of health science faculty compensation. The Director is an integral staff member and resident expert to advise SOM leadership and its faculty on component parts of the HSCP and compliance to the terms and conditions of the HSCP.

Minimum Requirements :
  • Graduate degree in business administration, human resources or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience which demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of academic personnel and of health sciences faculty compensation plans.
  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Five (5) or more years experience in academic personnel administration.
  • Experience developing and negotiating solutions on issues and developing effective materials and presentations for an array of audiences including faculty, staff, and SOM leadership.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects.
  • Excellent oral communications skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, influence outcomes and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
  • Excellent written communications skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation and reports.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software and experience in effectively using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create documents, reports, and presentations. Demonstrated ability to regularly generate new ideas and solutions (be proactive, creative and innovative), anticipate and prepare for future events and outcomes, deal promptly and effectively with difficult problems and issues, plan and meet critical deadlines and master new situations or information quickly and easily.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on key issues, research, gather and integrate information and lead or participate with others across organizational and institutional lines in developing a wide range of qualified resources and data as the basis for formulating recommendations and developing approaches to resolving issues and problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to effectively work with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of privileged information, and perform a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organizational skills, flexibility and discretion.
  • Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check through the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • A minimum of three (3) years in Health Sciences Compensation Plan experience.
  • Experience with regulations in the areas of health care, retirement and other benefits, non-profit organizations, extramural funding, payroll/personnel operations and medical licensing.
  • Knowledge and experience with University of California academic personnel strongly preferred.
Benefits of Belonging:
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package for more information click The Benefits of Belonging (this is a .pdf document).

For more information about UCR and the department this position is located see UCR School of Medicine .

Information about UCR:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California, the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #4 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2011). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 41st among top public universities (US News and World Report 2011) and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to workforce diversity.

UCR is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversity.


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