Senior Director, ORA University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 30292 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.
Position Description: Reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Research Administration, the incumbent is a senior director for the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and is responsible for planning and implementing strategic, campus-wide, research administration initiatives in collaboration with other ORA senior operational directors, campus leadership, research faculty and staff. As an operations officer for ORA, the incumbent works with and supports other ORA senior directors and campus representatives to: investigate emergent issues in research compliance as required across the ORA organization; develop mechanisms to mitigate their effects; implement solutions to ensure continuous effective operations; and exploit opportunities for improved business practices, both within ORA and at its intersections with other central and campus departments. Operating within the immediate office of the AVC for Research Administration, the incumbent collaborates with ORA organizational units to support cross-cutting and coordinated operations. The incumbent works closely with the AVC and senior ORA directors in prioritizing and implementing a broad range of strategic projects that cross organizational boundaries, entail coordination of interdisciplinary teams, require sensitivity to campus politics, and apply change management methodologies. In collaboration with ORA senior operational directors, the incumbent leads or participates in ORA initiatives that have significant financial, operational and policy implications for UCLA research faculty and administrators and require compliance with federal and state regulation and university policy and procedure. The incumbent represents UCLA and the office of the AVC at key campus, UC system-wide and national meetings, and leads and/or supports campus participation in significant system-wide and national initiatives related to research administration operations, policies and practices.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.