Chief Administrative Officer

Accounting / Finance Davis, California


Another Source’s client, University of California Davis, is recruiting a Chief Administrative Officer for their Enrollment Management group. UC Davis is a place with a purpose! Whether caring for human and animal health, addressing issues in the changing environment, cultivating and protecting food systems, or enriching lives through art and intellectual exploration, they are united in their understanding that cutting-edge innovation and open minds will increase the quality of life for all.


Here’s a little about UC Davis and the position they are recruiting for:


The academic campus is uniquely located in in Northern California in the city of Davis, and UC Davis Health is headquartered in Sacramento, along with the state capital. Together, they make up the largest campus within the University of California system.  This is an opportunity to be part of a unique, interdisciplinary community that embraces the challenge of addressing the greatest issues of our time while growing personally and professionally.


Join the enrollment team on a campus that is ranked 5th nationally for public Universities.

The Chief Administrative Officer will lead, manage, and direct the full range of the organization's business, human resources, and financial activities. The CAO will organize, plan, and direct analyses involving financial resources, staffing, space administration, policy and procedure development, and program planning and implementation. The individual will serve as a member of the EM leadership team and serve as an advisor on key issues and processes. The position will be responsible for oversight of administrative policies and procedures; business practices (e.g. purchasing, accounts receivable, etc.); and human resource management. In the case of HR management, the Chief Administrative Officer will oversee the implementation of critical HR initiatives, serving as an advisor to supervisors and high level managers.

UC Davis strives to create an environment where individuals can be problem solvers, risk takers and restless pioneers. By offering competitive benefits and rewards, employees can continue to do their best work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Leadership skills to analyze and evaluate information and situations; synthesize ideas and integrate information; and to present viable, compliant solutions.
  • Interpersonal communications skills to work collaboratively within a culturally diverse workforce and constituents from varying backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling.
  • Management experience within a complex organization and project management of high-impact projects.
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, finance and accounting, and human resources. Experience managing financial and budgetary needs of a complex organization.
  • Experience with the administrative operations of a nonprofit or educational agency, including accounting/finance, human resources, and space utilization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with UC/UC Davis financial and HR systems and procedures (DaFIS, PPS, PPS DS, Banner experience).
  • Experience with grant funding.

Background check required:  This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

This position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.