Opportunity: Assistant Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC
Under general direction of the Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, this position serves as the principal budget officer for the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS), and serves as manager for planning and operations of the Long Marine Laboratory (LML).
The incumbent provides management, planning and liaison for a wide range of activities and operations for this multi-disciplinary Organized Research Unit of considerable diversity in programs and facilities. Major facilities are located both on and off campus. Significant budgetary support is from non-University or “soft” sources.
The base annual state-funded budget of the unit is over $750,000. The annual budget to operate and maintain the Long Marine Lab seawater system, including support from IMS opportunity funds and two on-site agency partners is over $200,000. Research grants, a measure of program activity and diversity, often total over $10,000,000 annually among IMS researchers and faculty, representing a substantial portion (up to 25%) of the total UCSC extramural contract and grant support. Other measures of activity include budgets not directly controlled by the incumbent, but illustrate the breadth of IMS operations: 1) the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a self-supporting public outreach enterprise, which operates on a budget of over $1,000,000. 2) gift funds, lease proceeds and facilities (non-research) grants vary annually up to $1,000,000, and far more including recent capital projects.
Responsibilities include long and short range planning; contract and business negotiations with external agencies and industry; budget planning and control; liaison with research groups inside IMS, with other University departments including Office of the President and other system-wide units, and with external agencies; project management, and; supervision of professional staff.
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