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Director of Cost Policy Analysis, Office of the President

University of California Office of the President
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Search for the Director of Cost Policy and Analysis
University of California
Office of the President
Oakland, California

The University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) seeks a collaborative, organized, and results-driven leader to serve as its next Director of Cost Policy and Analysis. The next Director will have the opportunity to support world-class researchers while meeting the complex costing and reporting requirements of the world's largest research university system. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller, the Director will lead the 10 University of California (UC) campuses and UCOP in research cost recovery and accounting analysis with the opportunity to have significant impact on an enterprise that exceeds $5 billion in extramural award expenditures each year.

Founded in 1868, the UC system is recognized as one of the world's largest and most successful academic institutions, with a tripartite mission of research, teaching, and public service. The ten campuses that make up the UC system – Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz – collectively enroll approximately 280,000 students and are supported by more than 227,000 faculty and staff, and 2 million alumni living and working around the world. Another half million people benefit from UC's continuing education courses each year, as well as from research centers and educational programs operating throughout the state. UC extends its work beyond its campuses through national laboratories, medical centers, and outreach programs in neighboring communities, throughout California, around the world, and online.

The Director will provide strategic and collaborative leadership that best supports the university and its various campuses while also respecting their distinct needs and systems. The Director will be expected to have excellent communication and problem-solving skills to effectively build mutually beneficial and effective relationships across campuses, UCOP, and with federal and state agencies to ensure productive negotiations and the quality and standards for data collection and submissions that meet federal regulations. The continued increase in governmental scrutiny of federal research funds requires the Director to utilize the highest level of know-how, originality, and innovation to ensure the University's compliance with federal regulations with solutions compatible with the needs of the University. The Director will bring state-of-the-art knowledge of the complex rules, regulations, and issues within finance and costing policy, and develop original and innovative solutions to sensitive issues.

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The annual salary the University of California reasonably expects to pay for this position is $155,000 to $196,000.

UC promotes a flexible work environment. The current UCOP policy states that all employees are eligible for a hybrid and/or remote work arrangement within the state of California, with travel to the Oakland, California office required on a regular basis. Based on a mixture of a candidate's credentials and experience, there may be an opportunity for this position to be entirely remote in the state of California. However, travel to the University of California headquarters may still be required at times. This position is eligible for relocation benefits.

The city of Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, with more than 150 languages spoken among its 400,000 residents. Often called San Francisco's "Eclectic Sister", Oakland boasts beautiful weather, an abundance of public transportation systems, and an engaged community. To learn more, please visit:

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Lindsay Gold, Belén Gutiérrez, and Cara Meyers
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900

The University of California, Office of the President, 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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