The Assistant Dean/Chief Business Officer is a senior advisor to the Dean and senior business executive for the division. Plans and directs all administrative, financial and operational activities. With the Dean and Associate Deans, leads short- and long-term strategic planning and operations with particular focus on driving growth for an organization with approximately 200 FTE and USD $40M budget. Manages all internal business operations including finance, IT, real estate/facilities, market research and business intelligence. Develops/consults on new business and funding models, evaluates financial viability of major divisional initiatives, and leads selected business growth initiatives. Oversees CPE budget planning and forecasting, with dual accountability for the quality of budgetary data and forecasts developed in consultation with academic chairs and directors. Leads technology strategic planning and implements business-transformative systems. Establishes and leads business intelligence unit providing data and insights to support executive level steering, assess the business viability of major new initiatives, and support data-driven decision-making throughout the organization. Co-develops/co-leads new campus-serving market research and business consulting function to assess, model and recommend new self-supporting online graduate degrees. Responsible for understanding campus financial and technology issues, responding to UC and campus requests for information, and representing the division on Assistant Dean's Council. Leads multiple units and teams, providing visionary leadership along with effective coaching and performance management.
Master's Degree in Business, Finance or related field and/or equivalent experience. 8 or more years of progressive leadership experience, including experience in a senior finance or business operations role.
Experience with financial modeling, forecasting and predictive analytics; excellent quantitative, analytical, and abstract reasoning skills.
Knowledge and experience to steer the strategic use of technology at the enterprise level to achieve organizational goals and provide a strong platform for growth.
Knowledge of business strategies and business modeling approaches; demonstrated capacity to serve as a strategic business partner and consultant to product/program leaders in an entrepreneurial setting.
Experience leading strategic planning and integrated performance management systems and processes.
Experience leading complex projects, including project scoping, strategic implementation, and associated change management initiatives.
Experience and exceptional skill in managing/leading people in a consultative, team-oriented environment.
Computer proficiency with MS Office suite and advanced skill in use of spreadsheet software.
Experience in an entrepreneurial university setting preferred.
Knowledge of public budgeting and contracting methods-experience applying business transformation principles.
Ownership/accountability of a Profit and Loss statement and steering an organization towards meeting financial goals.
Experience steering the build of technology infrastructure in support of a broad organization wide initiative.
Communication and Professionalism: Ability to represent the University and the Division in a positive manner.
Strategic Thinking: Ability to think at an institutional level, analyze data to identify organizational strengths and weaknesses and then combine these with knowledge of the industry, market and organization to develop long-term strategy.
Relationship Building: Ability to establish rapport and develop alliances with a broad range of stakeholders; to adjust communication style to meet the needs of individuals at various organizational levels; to form alliances by demonstrating concern and respect for others, as well as by highlighting common interests and aspirations.
Organizational Awareness: Ability to quickly learn the internal climate, and make effective use of the appropriate communication channels to achieve goals and objectives. Skill in formal and informal communication channels, understand unwritten protocols and the political aspects of how communication takes place. Avoids errors in judgment when selecting strategies for accomplishing tasks.
Project Management: Ability to manage each stage of a project to ensure that commitments are met in a manner that is timely and within budget. Ability to establish project scope/charter, including clearly defined roles and responsibilities, determine necessary resources, and monitor project performance through appropriate systems and procedures.
People Management: Ability to lead and inspire people, to use consultative approaches that allow for productive disagreement, to foster a spirit of teamwork and commitment to shared goals, and to establish a climate of trust and accountability.
Change Management: Ability to proactively assess the need for change, identify appropriate resources to facilitate change, consider factors that will support or hinder change initiatives, enthusiastically promote change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Ability to be a member of an inclusive and a welcoming community that values the contribution of all of its members and support the university's DEI goals and initiatives.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit