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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Job Number: 908
Requisition Number: 31868
Starting Salary Range: $120,000 - $205,000
Salary Range: $120,000 - $290,000
Department: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DESCRIPTION:



Summary of Key Responsibilities:

The Associated Students of the University of California at Los Angeles is actively seeking a visionary leader to oversee its diverse set of retail, e-commerce, licensing, food service, and building operations on the campus at UCLA. The Executive Director/CEO will be a uniquely positioned individual who can combine entrepreneurial, finance and business experience with political acumen in a unique student-centered organizational culture.ASUCLA Services and Enterprises is a not-for-profit organization with an annual budget of $70 million in self-operated sales including campus cash food operations and the UCLA Store, with annual sales of over $46 million, along with oversight of several 3rd party campus operations with additional on-campus sales of approximately $20 million. In addition, ASUCLA oversees the UCLA Trademark and Licensing Division which licenses all commercial UCLA products both domestically and internationally. ASUCLA’s net income is used to fund and operate 320,000 square feet of campus facilities including two student union buildings and support for student programming. Reporting to the ASUCLA Board of Directors, the Executive Director acts as Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Students UCLA and, as such, is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board. The ASUCLA Executive Director has overall responsibility for the organization’s $70 million budget and its 200 full-time career staff, along with 1,200–1,500 part-time student employees. The primary task of the Executive Director is to ensure that ASUCLA achieves and maintains short and long term financial solvency and that it meets its obligations to the University of California and the broader student/campus community needs. ASUCLA is seeking an executive with a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience in an organization of comparable size. Appropriate backgrounds might include retail or food service operations, hospitality or healthcare, university administration, financial oversight or other not-for-profit management. Critical for success is sensitivity to the needs of a constituent-run organization, especially one with a student oriented or academic focus.This individual should have had profit and loss responsibility in a highly competitive, dynamic and complex business environment where bottom-line results must be balanced with social mission and sometimes conflicting community needs. A solid background in finance and financial planning is essential. The Executive Director/CEO must be a good strategic planner and an articulate communicator of their vision to the students, the Chancellor’s office, and the community at large. While professional experience in an academic setting is not required, an appreciation for the special dynamics of a college or university and its multiple constituencies is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a leader with imagination, integrity, and an innovative spirit who can build the consensus necessary to support their vision and develop support within the wider student body for ASUCLA. The Executive Director must be politically astute, socially sensitive, and must demonstrate expertise in the business and strategic financial thinking required to respond to the unique set of financial challenges facing the Association. For a more comprehensive description of the position, please see the Recruitment Profile located here: http://asucla.ucla.edu/ASUCLA-Executive-Director.pdf

Qualifications:

10+ years of senior management experience in a mid-to-large size organization. 10Demonstrated successful management of a complex organization. Expertise in balancing business/financial policies and goals with social mission and community needs. Financial planning and P&L results. Strategic business planning experience. Experience working with a Board of Directors. Post-graduate degree strongly preferred. Competencies: Effective personnel management, organizational, and development practices. Strong communication skills. Transparent and high integrity leadership. Demonstrated ability to interface with diverse individuals/groups including at the senior management level and community leaders. Effective proposal and presentation development/delivery skills. Ability to establish, communicate, and demonstrate the highest degree of ethics and professionalism. A commitment to promoting student involvement and responsibility within the campus community. Directly oversees key management positions including: Director of Business Affairs and Compliance, Finance Director, Director of Information Services, Director of Food Operations, Director of Retail Operations, Director of Student Union and Student Support Services, Director of Marketing and Sales Promotion, Director of Special Projects. Fingerprinting Background Verification required. Our Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.