The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Merced
(UC Merced), the newest campus in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. system, seeks a new Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services (VCBAS). Founded in 2002, UC Merced is the first new UC campus in 40 years. Reporting to the Chancellor, the new Vice Chancellor will serve as the campus' chief administrative and business officer and help lead this unique institution into an exciting new era as it continues to grow and distinguish itself within the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. system and among research universities nationally and globally. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Merced (UC Merced) was conceived both to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, and to increase access to the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. system (UC System) for California's top achievers. In its first seven years, UC Merced has grown enrollment to over 5,700 students, including 329 graduate students, and has an all funds budget of almost $200 million; the campus is expected to grow to accommodate 10,000 students by approximately 2020 and to a total of 25,000 students within three decades, all while continuing to develop its 815 acre campus. UC Merced is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UC System and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, enabling access to associated federal and private grants. Sixty percent of the undergraduates are first generation college students. The campus represents an important point of pride for the city of Merced (pop. 80,000), a city within driving distance of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevadas, as well as the State capital in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, and the Monterey coast.
UC Merced has made significant progress since its founding and the VCBAS will build upon a strong foundation to lead the continued growth and evolution of the Merced campus. Working with faculty, students, and staff across the UC Merced community, as well as with leaders from the UC System and the regional community, the VCBAS will be asked to address a set of key opportunities and challenges, as follows:
Lead and promote a culture of responsiveness and collaboration;
Establish and lead a process for review, assessment, and reengineering of existing policies and procedures within Business and Administrative Services;
Implement a capital plan for growth and impact;
Develop and maintain transparent, effective systems;
Continue to build and strengthen UC Merced's diverse and inclusive intellectual community;
Maintain strong working relationships with external partners; and
Engage with partners across the UC System to ensure efficiency and best practices on campus.
The successful candidate for this position will be a seasoned business and administrative leader with a track record of success in complex environments and an affinity and talent for collaboration. He or she will bring enthusiasm and capacity both to the task of developing and leading a large, service-intensive operation, and to the opportunity to play a strategic role in the advancement of the University's goals. The successful candidate will combine keen and inventive administrative leadership with a deep and authentic attraction to UC Merced and a full appreciation that the fulfillment of its educational mission is its paramount obligation. This position represents a remarkable opportunity for a gifted administrative leader and builder to continue to develop a new campus within the world's most prestigious public university system.
David Bellshaw and Bernard R. Jones are leading this search with Lindsay Gold.
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UC Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.