This description is intended to describe the general nature of
the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list
of specific duties of any particular position. Duties,
responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on
the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Manages and coordinates a major program or set of programs
established to address a key area of specialized need within the
University and the community. Provides advanced
professional/technical leadership, consultation, and expertise
within the program's area of focus, and administrative and
functional management of the program's activities and staff. Sets
strategic direction, develops and implements work scope;
establishes funding, and provides operational planning, budgeting,
Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a
major funding source or series of funding sources. Directs and
coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of a
comprehensive University program. Programs managed are of key
operational impact, both within and external to the University, and
are typically revenue-generating and/or grant-funded from a major
funding source. Establishes and implements short- and long-range
goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and
evaluates operational effectiveness and effects improvement
changes. Serves as a principal point of collaboration, leadership,
and expertise to constituencies on professional and operational
matters pertaining to the mission, goals, objectives, and work
scope of the program. Designs, implements, and evaluates
organization to effectively accomplish the program goals;Provides
advanced technical leadership and direction to staff, University
constituencies and community organizations and representatives
within a broadly specified area of professional expertise.
Identifies and solicits local, state, federal, and/or international
funding sources for programs; provides leadership in planning,
development, and implementation of strategies and initiatives for
generating program resources. Represents the university to various
institutional divisions as well as to external entities:the media,
governmental agencies, prospective funding agencies and others.
Develops and manages annual budgets. Recommends and participates in
the development of University policies and procedures and may serve
on planning and policy-making committees. Oversees all facets of
the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring
compliance with university, state, and federal laws, policies, and
regulations. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes
work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal
procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates
performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions;
motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles,
methods, and techniques within a prescribed area of professional
specialty. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability
to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Program
planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills. Skill
in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures,
formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies
and procedures. Strategic planning skills. Employee development and
performance management skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial and
operational data and prepare business reports, projections, and
recommendations. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and
long-range goals. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
within a complex partnership/organizational structure. Ability to
provide technical guidance and leadership to professional staff and
clientele in the field. Ability to supervise and train employees,
to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work
assignments. Ability to develop and implement funding strategies
and programs. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive
management experience in one or more areas that report to this