Established in 1903, Scripps became part of the University of California in 1912 and a UC San Diego department when the Regents established the campus in 1960. Scripps as a whole constitutes UC San Diego's Marine Sciences Division, one of three academic Vice Chancellor areas. It occupies 86 buildings on 170 acres along the Pacific in two primary locations-La Jolla and Point Loma. Scripps has annual expenditures over $200 million and a fleet of three research vessels plus the research platform FLIP.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, Marine Sciences (hereafter referred to as AVC) is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The AVC reports to the Vice Chancellor/Dean, Marine Sciences and Director, SIO (hereafter referred to as VC).
AVC is responsible for providing leadership for and/or work direction to the following:
Budget and Finance--Planning and Operations
Facilities including Space Management, Facility Repair and Operations
Campus Planning and Capital Construction
Human Resources Management
Environmental Health & Safety
Informational Technology Operations and Services
Contracts and Grants
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The AVC represents and acts on behalf of the VC and possesses delegated authority on all planning, budgetary and administrative matters within the VC's span of control. AVC is part of the VC's senior management and leadership team which consists of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Deputy Director for Research, Assistant Director, and Department Chair.
The AVC develops and sets institutional policy and procedures related to matters within their portfolio. Establishes internal controls to assess and manage risk in areas such as budget and finance, human resources, labor relations, facilities, health and safety, information systems and diversity. Formulates and implements strategic, tactical, organizational, financial, and operational solutions to institution-wide issues. Investigates and resolves issues with potential institution-wide and/or campus-wide impact and consequence.
Responsible for oversight of campus planning activities and a comprehensive facilities recapitalization effort.
Plans and leads projects and tasks in support of SIO's broad research, instructional and communication/outreach mission, which is international in scope and complexity. Sets and guides priorities, and coordinates interrelated projects among functional areas. Serves as a key administrative liaison with business offices and management service officers at Scripps, providing direction, guidance and counsel.
Serves as the key liaison between SIO and other UCSD departments, schools, VC areas, and central campus administrative units for areas within their jurisdiction. Represents SIO and the VC/Marine Sciences by serving on or chairing campus committees and working groups including:
Serves as VCMS representative on following UCSD Committees:
Information Technology Enterprise Development Group
Human Resources Performance Appraisal Senior Leadership Team
Participates with other higher-level managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Makes decisions on operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives for a large college or operating unit with a direct impact on a major segment of the organization, or with significant multi-organizational or multi-institutional influence. Reviews and approves recommendations for operational planning and control. Erroneous decisions will have serious impact on the overall success of the department, division and / or the organization.
Excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple functions or departments through subordinate managers.
Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; Complex budgeting; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Skills in establishing and implementing customer service standards. Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
Advanced knowledge of large facilities, renovations, and capital projects. Experience in planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, building design and construction, state
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