Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Academic Planning

Job Opening ID: 17511

Reports To: ACT/Interim Vice Provost

Working Title: Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning

Department: Academic Planning

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000389

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research is committed to serving the UCI community in its efforts to continue delivering on our promise to provide students with the high-quality educational experience for which the university is well known and highly ranked.

The Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning, reporting to the Vice Provost, provides senior staff level analyses and leadership for the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research in the areas of campuswide strategic planning, the full range of academic affairs, accreditation, and related campus and UC systemwide initiatives. Leads diverse teams of university administrators in developing comprehensive proposals to establish or reconstitute complex academic units and degree programs. Guides multi-level review and approval of these proposals at campus, system, and Regental levels. Consults regularly with the Vice Provost and other members of the Chancellor's Advisory Council on projects with major financial and/or structural implications for the university. Serves as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and as the central point for discipline-specific accreditation of professional programs campuswide. Manages and provides technical direction in conjunction with the Vice provost for a large, highly complex, visible academic planning program. Responsible for articulating long-term vision and goals as well as managing ongoing operations of program and overseeing a large operational budget to achieve objectives. Employs in-depth understanding and extensive experience with academic policy, program development and approval, budget and financial planning, academic personnel, human resources, organizational structure, strategic planning, accreditation, assessment, program evaluation, and complexities of institutional administration, to lead or actively participate in a broad array of academic initiatives, many of which have no precedent.

Compensation Range:

Commensurate with experience

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Minimum 10 years of related academic and administrative experience in positions of increasing responsibility in higher education

  • Minimum 5 years of experience coordinating institutional and/or discipline-specific accreditation requirements and processes

    Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

    Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students. Expertise, ability, and political acumen to simultaneously and effectively represent the interests of the university's top-level administrators and drive outcomes on their behalf Background in higher education and recognized working knowledge in multiple disciplines. Management experience in academic organizations. Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence Expert oral and written communication skills with a broad community of stakeholders and external organizations. Demonstrated success in analyzing complex data, problems, situations, practices and procedures to define problems, identify solutions, and develop and implement action plans that will result in positive outcomes Strong negotiation skills to work collaboratively with internal and external, diverse constituencies Expertise in strategic planning, including experience implementing best practices for collaboration, communication, and assessment Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Ability to identify analytic needs to support decision making, as well as the ability to conduct appropriate studies and effectively communicate results to a broad range of stakeholders


    Advanced degree or higher level in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

    In-depth knowledge of post-secondary academic programming, policies, administrative structure, and processes of the University of California, including policies and functions of the Academic Senate, at campus and system levels; demonstrated knowledge of campus and UC systemwide planning and budget practices pertaining to academic programs and strategic planning

    Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

    The University of California, Irvine 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.

    UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/8/2021
    Application Due: 6/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time