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Department Administrator II

Job Group: Administration
Job Subgroup: Administrative Services
Salary Range (Annual): 26: $77,100-157,630
Employee Category: Academic Staff
Job Code: AD026
  • Job Summary:
    Leads and performs activities that ensure that education and research programs are delivered effectively, efficiently, and securely. Supports, plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and improves operations, education programs, research programs, and information systems. Performs administration, regulatory compliance, and operational services. Serves as the designee of and reports directly to the Department Chair providing leadership for the management team and is responsible for the administration of the Department's research, teaching, and service programs. Acts independently on behalf of the Chair serving as the primary representative of the department to stakeholders defined as chair, faculty, staff, school, campus, and external (federal, state and external granting agencies). Criteria for use of this title series is determined at the UW institutional level. Please consult with your UW HR Department for additional information.
  • Job Responsibilities:
    • Provides leadership for the strategic and short-term planning processes, as well as obtaining and validating data needed for strategic decision-making
    • Provides leadership, guidance, and management of the department's research, teaching and service programs, and staff to ensure efficient and effective operations
    • Provides leadership and oversight of training programs
    • Provides leadership and administrative oversight of basic and translational research programs including staffing, compliance, fiscal, information technology (IT), and facility needs
    • Provides leadership in developing and administering budgets. Oversees financial operations including grants, contract, and other funds to ensure adherence to prudent and generally accepted accounting practices, and compliance with Federal, State, university, and sponsor rules, regulations, laws and bylaws
    • Provides leadership for faculty recruitment, evaluation, development, and promotion processes
    • Provides oversight and management of office and research space on and off campus, department information systems, and regional network development
    • Responsible for communication and marketing of department activities, accomplishments, and department philanthropic activities including meeting with and engaging potential donors
    • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Education:
    Master's Degree Preferred Minimum
  • FLSA Status:
  • Institution Job:
  • Required Supervisory Duty of at Least 2.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees:
  • Employee Category:
    Academic Staff
  • Scaled Job:
  • Salary Range (Annual):
    26: $77,100-157,630
  • Job Code:
    AD026: Department Administrator II
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