Director of Academic Administration for Design California College of the Arts
The Director of Academic Administration (DAA) is responsible for daily, ongoing administrative leadership of their academic division. In partnership with the divisional dean, and in consultation with the Senior Director of Academic Administration, the DAA ensures effective educational programming, strategic development, and efficient operations of the division. With the dean, the DAA administers the division's planning and development, faculty searches, resource development, annual curriculum and schedule development, as well as budget development and oversight.
Divisional and Program Operations and Administration: 50%
Oversee budgeting and staff personnel strategies of academic programs within the division.
Coordinate with the studio management and facilities teams on program projects, facilities use, and shops;
Strategically lead the program management team in the ongoing operations of the academic programs. Provide proactive and responsive management, along with clear and effective leadership. Ensure smooth and effective programmatic and division operations;
Provide regular mentorship, coaching and feedback to direct reports. Identify and work to develop potential future leaders;
Generally supervise the operation of divisional programming and events;
Collaborate in the development of annual course schedules in accordance with curriculum plans, enrollment projections, academic goals and initiatives, student needs, and faculty availability;
Collaborate with divisional dean to coordinate faculty hires in the division, may function as the administrative liaison for divisional faculty searches;
Act as a resource regarding CCA procedures and policies to chairs, faculty, and staff. Hold expertise on Academic Affairs policies and procedures;
Work collaboratively as a member of the Academic Affairs team and represents Academic Affairs' concerns in college-wide meetings as requested;
Partnering with the senior director of academic administration, provide regular assessment, improvement, and innovation in Academic Affairs processes, procedures, and communications;
Meet regularly with other department and division directors to address cross-campus issues
Budgeting and Planning: 30%
Ensure divisional team is trained on and following business policy and best practices;
With the divisional dean, conduct regular meetings of the division's academic program chairs, setting agenda, identifying goals, and facilitating dialogue around critical issues;
With academic leadership team, organize annual budgeting, planning, assessment, and hiring processes with the dean and chairs;
Participate and represent programs or divisions in projects and discussions regarding campus planning;
Other Administration: 20%
Acts as liaison between the division and college-wide departments, programs and offices in developing and supporting academic and administrative initiatives;
Partner with the associate provost for educational effectiveness on accreditation and assessment activities;
Partner with the associate provost for educational effectiveness on curriculum and program reviews;
Collaborate with college-wide leadership on the development of, compliance with, and revisions to academic policies;
Serve as Title IX intake officer;
Director of Academic Administration will hold special project areas as identified by the Senior Director of Academic Administration and the Provost.
Perform additional duties and lead new initiatives as required
Significant experience working in an academic setting, BA/BFA degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Demonstrated ability to foster an open and diverse academic and administrative environment required.
Must have demonstrated leadership capabilities, ability to problem solve and facilitate meetings.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively across departments or stakeholder groups is required.
Meticulous attention to detail balanced with capacity for strategic thinking required.
Must have an ability to work independently, prioritizing responsibilities with minimal oversight, as well as proven experience working as part of a team.
Demands outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and ability to engage with divergent views while building consensus and collegiality.
Location San Francisco
Application Instructions Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
Application Deadline For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.