Chancellor

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Classification:Chancellor
Grade:Officer of the University
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Executive/Director/Management

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska invites applications for the position of Chancellor of University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The Chancellor serves as the university's chief executive officer and is appointed by and reports to the University of Alaska (UA) System President.

Duties:

040Serves as the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) chief executive officer. Exercises broad authority over and is responsible for all aspects of the administration and strategic direction of UAA. Advances the mission and vision of the university. Maintains a deep connection with and commitment to the State of Alaska and all of its people. In consultation with university governance groups, sets strategic priorities. Leads the university's administration of quality instruction, research, outreach, finance and operations, safety, philanthropy and university advancement, and student service and life programs. Consults with UAA Board of Advisors.Essential
10Appoints a chief academic officer, senior administrators, faculty, professors emeritus and emerita, and individuals to campus and college councils. Designates a chief financial officer. Makes determinations on promotion and tenure. Establishes committees for the naming of facilities and nomination of honorary degree and meritorious service award recipients.Essential
10Oversees development of UAA budget. Works with the Vice Chancellors to allocate funding to fulfill UAA’s mission and achieve its strategic goals. Ensures deficit spending does not occur. Establishes course, use, service and administrative fees. When delegated by the president, waives tuition and fees.Essential
10Serves on the UA President's Cabinet and collaborates with the UA System Office, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Builds on existing synergies. Advances items for the UA Board of Regents’ meeting agendas. Actively participates in Board of Regents meetings. Other duties as assigned by the president.Essential
25Builds and maintains external relationships critical to the success of UAA. These relationships include, but are not limited to: community and corporate partners; local, state and national policy makers; private donors; and other national and international university leaders. Represents the university as appropriate in Alaska, nationally, and internationally.Essential
5Develops, updates and presents to the UA Board of Regents campus master plans. Prepares annual capital plans. Establishes committees for the naming of facilities.Essential

UAA is located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city and is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. The campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles. UAA consists of the main campus in Anchorage and community campuses located in the Matanuska Valley, Valdez, Kodiak and the Kenai Peninsula . UAA offers many career pathway programs featuring associate’s, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates in more than 150 major study areas, including arts, sciences, business, education, human services and health sciences. The Chancellor's established office is located on the Anchorage campus.

The next Chancellor will lead UAA at a time of diminishing resources and as a result, they must possess solid budgetary and management skills and experience as well as a strong disposition to advocate with the Board of Regents, UA President, fellow UA Chancellors, and state government officials.

The Chancellor exercises broad authority over and is responsible for all aspects of the administration of UAA. The Chancellor:

  • Advances the mission and vision of the University, builds and maintains external relationships (including corporate partners and private donors) critical to the success of the University.

  • Serves on the University of Alaska President's Cabinet and leadership team (the Summit Team) and collaborates with the University of Alaska System, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and University of Alaska Southeast (UAS).

  • Leads Chancellor's Cabinet and the University's administration of instruction, finance and operations, safety, and student service and life programs, effectively advancing the recruitment and retention of quality faculty, staff, and students, and providing a quality education for students.

  • Develops, updates, and presents to the UA Board of Regents campus master plans.

  • Prepares annual capital plans.

  • Advances items for the UA Board of Regents’ meeting agendas and actively participates in Board of Regents' meetings.

  • Appoints a chief academic officer, senior administrators, faculty, professors emeritus and emerita, and individuals to university councils. Designates a chief financial officer.

  • Makes determinations on promotion and tenure. Establishes committees for the naming of facilities and nomination of honorary degree and meritorious service award recipients.

  • Oversees development of UAA budget. Ensures deficit spending does not occur.

  • Establishes course, use, service and administrative fees. When delegated by the president, waives tuition and fees.

  • Interprets and applies UA Board of Regent policies, University regulations, collective bargaining agreements, FERPA, institutional and specialized accreditation standards and policies, memorandums of agreement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability and energy to lead a complex, multi-faceted university.
  • Senior level leadership and administrative experience within an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and experience solving challenging financial issues with minimal reduction of services.
  • A record of commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • A demonstrated record of commitment to faculty research and scholarship as well as excellence in university teaching;
  • A clear understanding and commitment to shared governance values and processes.
  • A history of innovation in developing and supporting academic programs that support student success goals.
  • Successful leadership and management experiences, including strategic planning, financial management, and management of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the use of effective information technology for pedagogical, administrative, and student support needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A solid understanding of and disposition to lead fundraising and revenue generation efforts.

Typical Experience:

  • At least 7 years executive level administrative experience in higher education.
  • Substantial additional executive, faculty, researcher, and/or management experience at a university or a major research organization.
  • Experience in a public higher education institution and multi-campus system.
  • Experience working successfully in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working in or clear understanding of the mission of an open enrollment institution.

Required Education or Training:

Master's degree in a relevant field with significant experience in complex organizations.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV or resume and three (3) professional references.  This position is open until filled.

Type of Employment:

This position serves as an Officer of the University. This position is full-time, salaried, with full benefits.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAA is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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