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Job TitleDirector of Faculty GovernanceUnion LevelDepartmentFaculty Leadership CampusStocktonPosting Number201301931PFull or Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Months11Work ScheduleWork performed during standard business hours. Work may be required during non-business hours and weekends. Occasional travel both local and overnight.

Position End DateOpen Date11/07/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsFor first consideration please apply before November 15, 2019.

Position Summary Information

Primary PurposeThe Director of Faculty Governance directs faculty governance operations. The Director serves as the Secretary to the University Academic Council and has ultimate responsibility for all operations that support the Academic Council (AC) and its standing committees on all three campuses. The Director reports to the Academic Council Chairperson.

Essential Functions1. Coordinates with the Academic Council Chair, Academic Council Executive Board on the development of themes, agendas and follow-up for all Academic Council meetings.

2. Provides primary support for the Academic Council Executive Board, the Academic Council, and the academic standing committees, which deal with sensitive and confidential matters.

3. Collaborates with senior university leaders and staff responsible for Academic Council standing committees to set timelines, facilitate coordination of meetings and collection of materials and to ensure all necessary actions are presented to the committees for approval.

4. Communicates directly with Academic Council and standing committee members to provide information, answer questions and facilitate interactions, as needed, and serves as key resource and primary point of contact related to communications and requests from internal constituents, keeping the AC Chair and AC Executive Board apprised. Key contact person for all Pacific faculty on matters of faculty governance. Ability to communicate effectively.

5. Responsible for ensuring the Faculty Governance operations manual is updated and maintained in a timely fashion.

6. Supports Academic Council’s development and maintenance of the Faculty Handbook and makes recommendations of potential changes and updates. Ensure collaboration when necessary with administration on Faculty Handbook additions, deletions, and revisions.

7. Devises and oversees processes to ensure all Academic Council and standing committee minutes, records and other support documents and data are properly managed, maintained, and archived. Acts as lead administrator of course and program submission system. Reviews all curricular proposals for compliance with standards and uses independent judgment to contact proposal authors when needed.

8. Oversees all aspects of the annual onboarding and orientation for the Academic Council Chair, Academic Council members, and members of their standing committees. Independently monitors committee memberships to ensure eligible faculty are serving.

9. Responsible for faculty governance elections to identify eligible faculty candidates, gather nominations and utilize the Faculty Election Tool to determine elected members. Works independently to verify and monitor faculty elections for accuracy and results.

10. When crises arise must proactively and independently guide and suggest solutions. Must track faculty governance topics/issues and bring those to the attention of AC leadership and committee chairs.

11. Responsible for the Faculty Governance budget.

12. Initiates, recommends and manages special projects related to the faculty governance.

13. Develops goals and priorities for the operational support of Academic Council and its standing committees.

14. Periodically reviews faculty governance effectiveness to identify opportunities to improve effectiveness and align with best practices.

15. Serves as a non-voting member of Academic Council Executive Board and as their liaison to the undergraduate and graduate academic affairs committees and other applicable committees as needed.

Minimum QualificationsEducation/Work Experience/Certification:
Bachelor’s degree required; seven (7) to ten (10) years experience performing similar or related management duties; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications•Advanced degree in related field strongly preferred.
•Progressively increasing management responsibility and experience in higher education with councils, boards and/or committees preferred.
•Demonstrated ability to build trust and work strategically and collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies.
•Excellent Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
•Superior organizational skills and ability to institute effective processes and procedures and execute projects and plans.
•Demonstrated ability to work independently, use sound judgment and initiative, and respond proactively and in a timely manner to multiple constituencies.
•Maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters.
•Ability to work under pressure with commitment to modeling university values.
•Advanced knowledge of governance principles and practices.

Physical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties require frequent sitting, repetitive use of hands and wrists while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional walking, standing and simple grasping. Infrequent climbing of stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, or reaching. May be requested to lift up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed in normal office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Work may be required during non-business hours and weekends. Occasional travel both local and overnight.

Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience, non-exemptBackground Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

AA/EEO Policy StatementUniversity of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree; seven (7) to ten (10) years experience performing similar or related management duties; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience?
- Yes
- No

- * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
- University of the Pacific Website
- Craigslist
- LinkedIn
- Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
- Chronicle of HIgher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
- Modesto Bee
- Pacific Employee
- Personal Referral
- Professional or Association Listserv
- Publication or website from a professional organization
- Sacramento Bee
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Stockton Record
- Agency Referral
- Other Online Job Board

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents
- Other Document

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