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University of California - Davis
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Davis
Jun 22, 2024

Chief Administrative Officer

Reporting to the Executive Assistant Dean (EAD), and under the direct guidance of the Center Director, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) manages a broad range of policy-level administrative leadership for the UC Davis Genome Center, as well as oversight of business and finance, contract and grant administration, four recharged-based research cores, IT infrastructure, facilities, and human resources. Manage all center activities including long- and short-term planning, development activities, and direct support of the Director. Interact with faculty, staff, deans, and assistant deans from various UC Davis schools/colleges and campus administrative units.

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Minimum Qualifications

For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to upload license, certification and/or educational degree if required of the position.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience using leadership, organizational, and managerial skills to manage a complex interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service center that serves the entire campus and to assume responsibility for a broad range of policy level administrative leadership for the Center
  • Writing, editing and proofreading experience to create concise, compelling decision support presentations, reports, memoranda and other correspondence, as well as analyze information and present it logically and concisely
  • Strong quantitative and financial analysis skills to creatively design innovative approaches and administrative structures within a complex financial context.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a wide variety of people in a tactful and diplomatic manner, and to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Skills to analyze complex information or problems in an objective manner and derive logical conclusions to provide a sound basis for establishing priorities, select appropriate course of action for pursuit or recommendations to others, and resolve conflict.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing external funding sources.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures in areas of organization, resource management, academic personnel, staff personnel, budgeting and accounting, purchasing, equipment inventory, and collective bargaining.
  • Management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.

Key Responsibilities


Department Overview

The UC Davis Genome Center is a research, teaching, and service center that serves the entire campus. The center coordinates interdisciplinary research in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics, and is involved in the training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. It currently consists of 17 resident faculty and 25 non-resident faculty with appointments in various departments within six campus colleges and schools. The center also hosts four major research core facilities that generate more than $8 million in annual income and serve approximately 750 customers on- and off-campus. The center has approximately 250 faculty, staff, students, professional researchers, visiting faculty, and postdoctoral scholars and is housed in the 232,000 sq. ft. Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF). Annual center expenditures total more than $25 million from multiple sources.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $95,900.00 - $189,900.00 /annual
  • Salary Frequency: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 25
  • UC Job Title: ADMIN MGR 1
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: Manager will advise
  • Location: Davis, Ca
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site


Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits and eligibility rules by visiting Benefits Summary for UC Davis Health Employees or Benefits Summary for UC Davis Employees and our Benefits Page.

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  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • For eligible roles, UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness programs and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands

  • Work at a computer for long periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Work in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases may be
  • present.
  • Work flexible schedule including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays to meet operational and business needs.
  • Restricted vacation during peak periods.
  • Follow UC Davis Principles of Community.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.

Special Requirements

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit:https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20.

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere