Vice Chancellor-Finance, Operations and Administration


Applicants must submit a current resume and/or curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing relevant experience, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Specifically, we invite candidates to discuss their past, present and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity in their professional careers. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nominations should include the name and contact information of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.


Applications and nominations should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Sal Venegas Jr., Principal
Refer to code “UCD-VC-FOA” in the subject line.

SP&A Executive Search
6512 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601

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The Vice Chancellor-Finance, Operations and Administration, has responsibility for 12 major units with an extensive portfolio of responsibilities including: 1) budget and institutional analysis; 2) finance; 3) supply chain management; 4) human resources; 5) campus planning and environmental stewardship; 6) facilities management; 7) design and construction management; 8) safety and risk services; 9) fire department; 10) police department; 11) Administrative Information Technology; and 12) FOA Division Resources. 

This division has primary responsibility for the financial planning and analysis required in support of the UC Davis academic plan, strategic plan and the long-range development plan.  The Vice Chancellor and staff assist the Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, vice chancellors, vice provosts, academic deans and department heads with campus resource management and planning for a $5.8 billion annual operating budget and an extensive and complex capital budget. 

The division supports the campus’s strategic planning processes by providing objective, accurate and timely analysis and advice on resource allocation for executive decision-making. The organization also determines priorities and assures day-to-day management of human resources, physical and financial resources and manages the long-term development and sustainability of campuswide physical and natural resources, the development of a campus master plan and long-range development plan, management and operations of all facilities and oversight of campus safety infrastructure.

In addition, the organization oversees campus safety programs including Fire, Police Administration and Safety Services (EH&S, Risk Management, Employee Health and Fire Prevention). The Chief Financial Officer, UC Davis Health, and the Director of Animal Care programs have dotted-line relationships to the Vice Chancellor.

The recruitment advisory committee is led by Co-Chair Mary Croughan, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and Co-Chair Richard Tucker, Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, and Chair, Davis Division of the Academic Senate.

The committee also includes other academic administrators, faculty members, students, a representative from Staff Assembly and other campus leaders. The complete roster is available as a PDF in the documents section, below.

The national search firm SP&A Executive Search is assisting the recruitment advisory committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position.

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. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available online.

The complete position profile will be posted here once available.