Asst. Dean, Administration (Req. 29597)

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Asst. Dean, Administration (Req. 29597)

The Assistant Dean for Administration serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts), interacting with both the academic programs and the public arts units. Acting under general guidelines from the Dean, incumbent is responsible for managing either directly or through subordinates the School's human, financial and physical resources, for establishing administrative policies and procedures, and for administering daily operations.

The Assistant Dean for Administration is responsible for the coordination of program development and for guidance, development, implementation and communication of strategic planning initiatives and budgetary processes as well as the integrative analysis of information pertinent to the School's operation. Incumbent represents the Dean's Office to campus constituencies and serves as the School's liaison to external agencies regarding administrative matters.

This position has delegated authority to execute performance agreements for the Center for the Art of Performance, as well as for the other public and academic programs in the School. In addition, incumbent reviews and approves grant applications from departments in the School on behalf of the Dean.


Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference UCLA REQ. # 29597

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Substantive experience in designing and implementing programs that sustain and enhance the optimal functioning of academic and public arts presentation activities within a complex organizational environment.

  • Ability to analyze complex, multivariate issues and frame strategies for consideration by the Dean.

  • Ability to apply creativity and resourcefulness in the coordination and completion of diverse, complex projects under jurisdiction of Dean's Office as well as ability to administer a complex operation with many objectives and points of view.

  • Working knowledge of current issues in higher education, including strategic planning, policy formulation and development of academic initiatives.

  • Strong preference for demonstrated expertise in the complex issues facing public cultural and arts institutions, within and beyond the university environment.

  • Proven supervisory abilities including effective delegation of workload, responsibility, and authority, evaluation of job performance, assessment of training or development opportunities, and instituting corrective actions.


    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.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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