Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Organizational Excellenc
Hiring Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Torrey Pines Center South
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#115015 Associate Director, Org Development & Prgm Mgmt

Extended Review Date: Thu 6/30/2022

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This position is expected to be fully remote initially and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

The "Why"

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!

Position Overview:

Serves as the Associate Director Organizational Development & Program Management in Organizational Excellence (OE) ---a division of Business & Financial Services (BFS). Responsible for overseeing enterprise level training efforts that support alignment of campus business and financial processes to include adoption and optimization of the Oracle Financial Information Systems (FIS), a Common Chart of Accounts, and other enterprise-level solutions (i.e., UCPath, financial systems etc) as assigned to fully integrate UC San Diego, Foundation and the Medical Center with UC-wide financial systems modernization initiatives.

Provides leadership in change management, training, integrated communications & marketing, and execution of various projects, plans. Measures the effectiveness of processes, programs, and initiatives to include development of data analytics (KPIs) and standard PMP indicators. Develops learning & training solutions that provide employees opportunities for growth and development. In consultation with division leadership & BFS Core Leadership Team (BFS-CLT) drive improvement in building an inclusive talent pipeline and strategic framework that attracts and retains diverse employees.

As a member of the OE Leadership Team; participates fully in strategic planning, formulation of goals and objectives, and decision-making.

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About UCSD:

  • Effort beyond 40 hour work week may be required.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Proven experience in organizational development, project development, change management, business process design, performance measurement and leadership of complex projects with broad impact.

  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated experience in personnel management & supervision, performance management, organizational administration and strategic planning.

  • Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement short-term and long-term strategic communication, marketing, and training plans.

  • Demonstrated experience with HR, financial and accounting practices, systems and industry standards. Understanding of enterprise integrated financial systems to manage institutional learning objectives

  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft software applications (i.e.,Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, Access, Visio) or equivalent tools

  • Demonstrated ability to execute, and finalize projects according to deadlines and within budget; mitigate risks to project success; define project objectives and oversee quality control through each project’s life cycle.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to deliver well thought-out presentations that are persuasive, informative, and effectual to all audiences using current technology

  • Ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures and to isolate problems from symptoms, identify potential solutions and ensure resolution.


  • Advanced degree in management or business-related field and six (6) years professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP), Change Management, Lean Six Sigma certification(s).


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data and internal equity.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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