University of California, Irvine — Sr. Assistant Dean, School of Social Ecology – 42003-1A

Job Opening ID: 42003
Reports To: Dean, Social Ecology Administration
Working Title: Sr. Assistant Dean, School of Social Ecology
Department: Social Ecology/ Business Admin
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 000548
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:
The School of Social Ecology consists of three highly ranked departments: Criminology, Law, and Society; Psychological Sciences; and Urban Planning and Public Policy. Faculty in the School share a commitment to scholarship that views human behavior in a larger social and institutional context, that moves beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and that seeks to disseminate knowledge beyond the confines of the university to a broader public. The School is an internationally recognized pioneer in developing interdisciplinary approaches to social problems that encourage flexibility and independent thinking among faculty and students and nourish collaboration across different fields and with people of many different experiences. For additional information:

The Sr. Assistant Dean for the School of Social Ecology provides administrative leadership and day to day management of the general operations of the School. The Sr. Assistant Dean works directly with the Dean in defining strategic priorities related to the school’s academic mission and its implementation. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources including financial strategy and operations, space planning and facilities, computing, academic personnel processes and human resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Involved in developing, modifying and executing organizational policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have organization-wide effect.

Compensation Range:
Commensurate with experience

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  • 10-20 years of relevant work experience, with at least 8 years of in a management role in higher education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects. 
  • Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations, skills in conflict management techniques. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service. 
  • Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals. 
  • Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.


  • Advanced Degree
  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll. 
  • Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs. 
  • Working knowledge of the policies, procedures, and practices of the UC system and the University of California, Irvine.

Special Conditions Required:
Must pass a background check.

Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page –

Closing Statement:
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.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

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