Function of Job
Under management direction, functions as the Deputy Director of a campus or university organizational unit; participates in the development and implementation of the goals and objectives of the unit; formulates policies and goals for, and directs the effective and efficient operation of a major section/division within the unit; acts for the Director in his/her absence.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
A(n) Deputy Director typically -
- plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates operating and program activities, directs the development, revision, and implementation of the unit’s policies, rules, and operational procedures.
- interprets unit programs and objectives to campus or university administrators, other governmental bodies and the general public.
- participates in the development of policies and procedures required for the improvement or modification of existing unit programs and the implementation of new programs.
- as assigned, directs the operation of a major section or division within the unit, including development of policies and goals, recruitment, selection and supervision of staff, and responsibilities for results achieved.
- as assigned, directs budget preparation and expenditures of unit appropriations recommends future funding requirements as a result of new or modified program requirements; independently evaluates the financial position of the unit.
- acts in an advisory capacity to the Director and other officials concerning proposed and newly enacted legislation, policies, or procedures affecting the unit’s operation.
- establish cooperative relationships with, and act as a liaison to campus or university units, committees, and employee groups to determine and prioritize needs and services.
- acts for the Director in his/her absence.
- performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
- Eleven (11) years of progressively responsible management work experience in a private or governmental organization:
- Eight (8) years in the area of designated specialization required by the position
- Three (3) years supervising the work of a professional staff or process within the designated specialization
- Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the above three (3) years non-specialized experience requirement
- Master’s degree may be substituted for one (1) year specialized work experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- thorough knowledge of modern management principles
- thorough knowledge of staff utilization and motivation
- ability to plan and manage the work of subordinate supervisors and staff
- ability to formulate, recommend, and implement unit administrative policies and procedures
- ability to develop, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with public, private, and governmental offices and agencies
- ability to develop operational and program objectives within the framework of the unit's mandated function