Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 3069550
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Human Development & Family Studies

Arts Divisional Liaison

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 35699



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The IRD for this job is: 06-01-2022



UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.



Information Technology Services (ITS) is the campus innovation nexus that supports and amplifies the value of research, teaching, learning, and digital experiences at UC Santa Cruz. We are a group of diverse, enthusiastic people who produce extraordinary results that foster a campus climate where employees feel a sense of belonging. 

Our guiding principles are integrity, client focus, teamwork, knowledge, and fulfillment. We are looking for people who are deeply curious, hard-working, ambitious, kind, and deeply committed to inclusive excellence. 

We aspire to operate in an Agile and Lean fashion. Our goal is to continually improve our service quality, experience, and value to our constituents. We care deeply about creating a diverse, high performing organization through recruiting while developing highly talented, well-rounded, staff. We invest in career paths and career development, devoting a significant amount of resources to skill and professional development for our staff.

ITS promotes two areas for skill growth:

1. Developing generalizing specialists by focusing on technical depth and breadth

2. Growing service and product expertise


The Divisional Services portion of Academic Services consists of localized ITS staff embedded in the campus' five academic divisions and library who provide personalized, discipline-specific, IT support for their constituents in service of the academic mission.  We leverage commonalities through cross-divisional technical communities to develop and deliver right-sized/right-priced common services as appropriate, aggregating what we learn to provide as input to the larger ITS community. This position provides strategic direction, technical leadership, human and resource management to develop and deliver IT services to BSOE and its departments and programs. Incumbent works as part of a collaborative leadership team that delivers coordinated IT services to faculty across the five academic divisions, libraries, and the silicon valley center.

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The Divisional Liaison (DL) for the Arts Division is a leader for IT professionals who support the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz. The position works to understand the IT needs of Arts and to plan, coordinate, and manage the delivery of IT services to meet those needs. Effective candidates will demonstrate both breadth and depth in expertise aligned to the unit's portfolio.

The DL also plays a primary role in working to ensure synergy between the division and ITS by working cooperatively with local IT staff in the academic divisions and other ITS units on shared service delivery and in representing BSOE in campus-wide IT initiatives, planning, standards and policy setting, and operational governance.

A successful DL in the Academic Computing Portfolio will be tasked with both providing and facilitating IT services. The DL should have a working knowledge of all central ITS products and services and act as a medium in ensuring all local constituents (typically housed in a single academic division) are able to gracefully access central services. In this way, the DL will act as a facilitator ensuring that ITS is clearly understood and that the academic division is well served. The DL will create deep relationships to ease the resolution of any potential conflicts.

Through themselves and their assigned product teams, the DL will provide local IT services to the academic division or potentially larger communities. These services will be developed in direct response to the needs of the clients through the DL's intimate knowledge of and deep relationships with the clients. These products and services should not be duplicative of other ITS services unless the dean has determined that the central service is not well suited to the needs of the division. These products and services will have a lifecycle tied to evolving services in central ITS and the needs of the clients. The DL will be required to adeptly determine when adjustments are needed, when services should be retired, when the client need has grown sufficiently to justify evolving a product to be centrally provisioned, or when a new product need emerges.

Trust and relationships with people in every facet of the organization must be built and maintained. The primary talent of an effective DL is the ability to build trust. As DL, the "buck stops with you". The DL may be the first point of contact, but is definitely the final one. Any client need not met by others must be answered in some way through the work of the Divisional Liaison.



Salary Information: Salary Range: $100,300 - $125,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Weekend

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 000667 (INFO SYS MGR 1)

Travel:  Never or Rarely



20% -
  • May analyze the needs of functional departments and helps to establish priorities for feasibility studies and systems design and implementation to develop new and / or modify information processing systems.

20% -
  • Support of at least one of the three computing environments (Mac, Windows, Unix) with ability to manage those systems in an environment that has large numbers of all three.  Support of Arts specific technologies.

10% -
  • Administers IT policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect the department. The DL will be the technical Unit Information Security Lead for the Arts division.

10% -
  • Coordinates with functional departments involved in system requirements, techniques, and controls.

10% -
  • Develops and monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning.

10% -
  • Engage in Continual Service Improvement through shared service delivery and product development within Arts, within Academic Services, and in partnership with other ITS units.

10% -
  • The DL should actively participate in ITS governance & service teams related to products, services, or projects having a significant effect on their respective division. The DL will be relied upon by ITS to inform these processes from the perspective of one or more academic divisions.

10% -
  • The DL will help the division realize operational efficiencies, achieve instructional and research goals and keep a constant compass focused on the Academic Mission. The DL may take on divisional work or oversight of divisional work that is not typically considered IT related if the DL and divisional leadership determine that it is in the best interest of the division.

ITS Security Statement

Information Technology positions are responsible for the security of UC Institutional Information and IT Resources. The incumbent is required to follow all applicable information security policies, procedures, and standards to maintain minimum standards of information security for data, systems and applications. Supervisors are responsible for making sure their staff have appropriate security skills and qualifications, and complete all appropriate and required security training.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Typically 2-5 years of experience managing an information technology organization.
  • Uses and applies applications Information Technology theories and concepts to manage and provide solutions.
  • Requires a broad working knowledge of the applications programming development function.
  • Requires the ability to gather, organize, and analyze data in the completion of assignments.
  • Possesses skills necessary to accomplish department / section objectives and address related problems and issues in an effective manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing technical staff.
  • Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.
  • Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within the technical environment.
  • Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the unit or department.
  • Experience of analyzing buy vs. build procurement for products for effective and efficient technology use.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to individuals and groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of service delivery principles.


  • Agile Leadership Certification.
  • Service Management, Product Management, or Project Management certifications of any kind.
  • The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
  • Six Sigma/Lean.


  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Incumbent may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays. 
  • Ability to complete various compliance and job-related training as directed.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.



All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.



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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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