Job Description

Payroll Title:
Operations Management and Capital Programs
Hiring Pay Scale
$325,000 - $372,200 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day

#125669 Vice Chancellor, Operations Mgmt. & Capital Progs.

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/14/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

The Search Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. The following items are required for a complete application packet:

  1. Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Please note that candidates who are invited to interview will also be required to submit a Diversity Statement. Guidance for preparing Diversity Statements can be found here.

All applications will be handled in confidence. Applications or nominations should be submitted by email to Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner and Will Gates, Partner:

Email:, refer to code "UCSD-VC-OMCP" in the subject line

For a full position profile and list of qualifications and characteristics sought in UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Operations Management and Capital Programs(VC-OMCP), please visit here.

All candidates must also formally apply via the University of California San Diego’s application portal.


The Vice Chancellor for Operations Management and Capital Programs (VC-OMCP) has overall managerial responsibility for the day-to-day operations of UC San Diego’s resources and services and oversight of the planning functions, policies, and programs for the University. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet of advisors. In this role, the VC-OMCP serves as a principal advisor to the Chancellor and collaborates with the academic and administrative leadership of the campus to fulfill UC San Diego’s goals.

The VC-OMCP oversees a workforce of approximately 950 active career employees and is assigned to the University of California Senior Management Group. Using an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens, the VC-OMCP provides policy direction and guidance and coordinates senior campus managers in the planning, organization, and operation of the following areas:

  • Capital Program Management

  • Campus Planning

  • Campus Safety/Police

  • Environment, Health & Safety

  • Facility Management Services & Fleet Services

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation

  • Policy & Records Administration

  • Strategic Energy Initiatives

  • Triton Auxiliary Programs and Services including: UC San Diego Bookstore, Parking, Transportation and Transit Services, Triton Print, and Early Childhood Education Center

  • Utilities & Sustainability

The VC-OMCP is a strategic advisor who has significant strength in inclusive organizational effectiveness and institutional change that is based in equity. The VC-OMCP represents the Campus’s operations management and planning interests at system-wide meetings of their peers. The VC-OMCP works in close collaboration with all units of General Campus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Health Sciences, and UC San Diego Health.


  1. Enthusiasm for UC San Diego, its mission, and its institutional culture. Commitment to public higher education and proven ability to lead UC San Diego vision and strategy in support of the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, and service.

  2. Strong managerial experience to review, oversee and manage a large, complex and diverse portfolio; manage the day-to-day operations of UC San Diego’s resources and services; and review the organization to ensure it is structured to deliver and implement the Chancellor’s strategic priorities.

  3. Demonstrated success as an experienced administrator at increasing levels of budgetary responsibility and facilities management, has managed large and complex organizations, preferably within the administration of a large, public research university or similar institution.

  4. Broad experience and expertise in policy development in a shared governance environment; administration of a large and complex capital expansion program; technological knowledge; and management of self-supporting enterprises, health, and safety programs. This individual should be an active, inclusive, and empathetic listener.

  5. Demonstrated success in working with national, state and University-wide constituencies in advancing the resource management objectives of a complex organization.

  6. Significant experience in establishing collaborative initiatives that bring together students, administrators, faculty, and staff from multiple departments to identify and creatively address issues.

  7. Proven track record of success in strategic planning, budgeting, and resource management. Ability to manage costs and capture efficiency opportunities.

  8. Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and with all members of the academic and administrative campus-wide communities.

  9. Support the pursuit and achievement of UC San Diego’s sustainability and decarbonization objectives.

  10. The ability to think creatively and innovate while building consensus and collaborating with others.

  11. Leadership, supervision, and management skills, including the ability to coach, mentor, and support staff in creating a positive, engaging, and inclusive workplace.

  12. The ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, including the ability to negotiate and solve problems with multiple constituencies and stakeholder groups with diverse priorities.

  13. Demonstrated commitment to resource stewardship from the perspectives of both economics and sustainability.

  14. Demonstrated achievement of multicultural goals, including recruitment, development, and retention of diverse staff.

  15. The ability to work in a fast-paced setting of a major public university.

  16. The ability to include, engage, and energize others, and to thrive in a collegial environment.

  17. Honesty and integrity.

  18. A customer-service orientation.

  19. The ability to respond to daily challenges while staying focused on long-term goals.

  20. A sense of urgency and when and where appropriate, the capacity to operate at the "speed of business."

  21. A history of being highly visible and accessible to stakeholders.


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

The Senior Management Group (SMG) personnel program is reserved for those administrative executives in whom the management of the University is entrusted. The terms of compensation as defined in Regents Policy 7201: Principles for Review of Executive Compensation will be available to the public. The systemwide personnel policies general related to SMG appointments are outlined in the following link: SMG Policies. As a University employee, the Vice Chancellor for Operations Management and Capital Programs will be required to comply with all applicable University policies, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

  • Please disregard the Pay Transparency Act language below. Since this position is part of the SMG personnel program, this language does not apply to this position.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $0 - $0 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $0.00 - $0.00

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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