Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Enterprises and Fiscal Innovation
University of California Merced
Location: Merced, California
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3778207
Search for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Enterprises and Fiscal Innovation University of California, Merced Merced, California
The University of California Merced, the fastest-growing public doctoral research university in the nation and the newest campus in the highly respected University of California System, seeks to hire an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader as Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Enterprises and Fiscal Innovation (AVC). UC Merced has recently completed a $1.3 billion, 13-building expansion project (Merced 2020) and has now set a goal to nearly double its student body to 15,000 students by 2031. In this context, the AVC will help move this young institution into an exciting new phase, leading the further development of its campus footprint and service offerings and diversifying its revenue streams. The AVC will join an entrepreneurial and innovative environment where they will facilitate new revenue-generating opportunities, thoughtful space planning to support the rapid growth of the campus' infrastructure, and partner closely with senior leadership to foster a transformational student experience.
Founded in 2002, the University of California, Merced was the first new University of California campus in 40 years, and the first American research university of the twenty-first century. Situated near Yosemite National Park, the campus expands access to the UC system for students throughout the state, with a special mission to increase college-going rates among students in the San Joaquin Valley. The impact of UC Merced's rapid growth reaches beyond its campus and continues to transform the region, economically, academically, and environmentally. UC Merced maintains a focus on sustainability, research, diversity, and community. It leads the UC system in the percentage of students from underrepresented ethnic groups, low-income families and families whose parents did not attend college and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
There is a palpable sense of energy and excitement on campus as the community prepares for further growth. The leadership at UC Merced will be looking to the AVC to capitalize on this momentum by offering new and innovative services that leverage the strengths of this new campus while also ensuring the university is attractive to prospective students and accessible to the surrounding community. The campus has recently completed several construction projects, including a new conference center, that the new AVC will be able to leverage and build out in pursuit of these goals. As an emerging university, UC Merced has exceptional freedom and flexibility to pioneer new models for teaching, research, and service, as well as develop and implement new systems, processes, and partnerships with private entities to move forward a new economic paradigm for public universities. This provides ripe ground for the AVC to be innovative and opportunistic in working closely with senior leadership in designing, implementing strategies, unifying, and leading the campus around a new vision for UC Merced's auxiliary enterprises.
The AVC oversees auxiliary enterprises and related programs, including housing and residential education, dining services, auxiliary facilities and custodial, auxiliary systems, the campus store, parking, transportation, child care development center, hospitality services, and retail contracts, among others. The AVC also oversees the Auxiliary and Fiscal Innovation administration, which provides centralized services to auxiliaries across divisions. As the campus pioneers and develops new services and programs, UC Merced will continue to serve as a successful model for revenue generation and public-private enterprise partnerships, not only for the University of California system, but for public universities across the nation.
Working closely with senior leadership, staff across the campus, as well as with leaders from the UC system and regional community, the AVC will be asked to address a set of key opportunities and challenges, as follows:
Aggressively develop new ventures to fully support UC Merced's growth agenda
Drive collaborative partnerships internally and ensure alignment around campus objectives
Fully integrate the campus with the City and County of Merced to foster economic prosperity in the region
Embed UC Merced's deep commitment to diversity and inclusion in all strategies and activities of the division
Serve as an excellent citizen and representative of the campus and a positive force on the senior executive team
Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. The anticipated hiring range is between $170,000/year and $210,000/year.
UC Merced has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters and statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/8870. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Lindsay Gold, Hayden Lizotte, and Julia Hochner Isaacson, Miller 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111
UC Merced is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability/Minority Employer