NRS Operations Manager (7377)

University of California, Office of the President
Salary Range: $59,000 - $69,000
Location: UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA
Requisition Number: 20140547

The UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) makes available, to the University community and to qualified research, educational, and public service users, an array of reserves that broadly represents California's ecological diversity, managing these reserves as study sites, outdoor laboratories, and "classrooms without walls." The systemwide NRS staff in the UC Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Division of Academic Affairs, coordinates capital improvements, academic programs, management planning, acquisitions, administrative guidelines, budget proposals, fundraising campaigns, databases, and informational materials for 38 sites that include more than 750,000 acres throughout the state--the most extensive University system of protected natural areas in the world.

Reporting to the Director, Natural Reserve System, the Operations Manager uses skills as a seasoned, experienced administrative operations professional to manage, plan, and administer the operations of the NRS. The Operations Manager conducts complex administrative research and analysis, designs and develops systemwide databases, and provides financial and administrative management in support of the NRS systemwide office and programs, spanning nine campuses and 39 natural reserves.

The Manager analyzes, designs, develops, and maintains complex databases; analyzes usage of reserves and designs summary reports documenting that usage; solely responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the annual Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program and biennial symposia series and provides follow-up analysis of program effectiveness; analyzes and oversees fund allocations, expenditures, and transfers; reconciles financial ledgers; prepares budget and financial analyses and reports; serves as liaison to President's Universitywide NRS Advisory Committee and reviews, summarizes, prepares minutes, analyses, and reports; serves as liaison to various other campus and UCOP units on fiscal, policy, personnel, and general office management issues; provides administrative coordination for Systemwide Field Quarter Program; coordinates the unit's UCOP intranet, SharePoint, and shared computing needs; develops and maintains central, digital, and archival filing systems; provides administrative support and tracking of grant proposals; performs short and long-term planning; and demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Close Date: October 27, 2014

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