Executive Director of Shared Services

Position Overview

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The University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Shared Services. Reporting directly to Vice Chancellor of Administration, the new Executive Director is expected to join in the fall of 2021.

Surrounded by natural beauty in an urban environment, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) offers a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. With a total student population of approximately 15,000, UAA is the largest of Alaska’s three public post-secondary institutions in the University of Alaska system. While the main campus is in Anchorage, UAA includes community campuses in Homer, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna, and Valdez, as well as Middle Colleges for high school students in Anchorage, Palmer and Soldotna.

UAA Shared Services is a consolidated administrative service organization whose mission is to deliver efficient, effective, and customer-friendly administrative services to support the university’s teaching, research, and public service missions. UAA Shared Services was launched in the spring of 2021, with its work focusing on the university’s financial, travel, procurement, human resources, and research administration activities.

UAA Shared Services is performing work under current processes while setting priorities and protocols for major process improvement and customer service. UAA Shared Services is comprised of a team of almost 50 experienced administrative professionals from across the university’s colleges and major divisions. The Executive Director will provide critical leadership in building and maintaining a strong UAA Shared Services Team, developing priorities and standards, overseeing the portfolio of process improvement projects and their implementation, and ensuring outstanding customer service.

A position profile and listing of the required/preferred characteristics and priorities can be found above.

For additional information about UAA, please visit: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by July 30, 2021 and include:

  1. A letter of interest addressing why the applicant is interested in this position and how the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile are met;
  2. Resume and
  3. Five professional references, with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization of the applicant.

Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to: UAlaskaEDSharedServices@agbsearch.com

All applications, nominations and inquiries will be handled in confidence.

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Principal, margaret.plympton@agbsearch.com / (484) 554-4542

Richard Wueste, Executive Search Consultant, richard.wueste@agbsearch.com / (540) 431-5131

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.