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Executive Producer

 
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This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.
Job Summary
The Executive Producer is responsible for managing the Creative Services team, the UBC Studios facilities and operations to ensure the creative services team delivers high quality creative media asset and solutions that support new or existing campus-wide initiatives.  The position is also responsible for ensuring operational readiness, including equipment purchase, budget, staffing levels and skills, and facility management for UBC Studios and other studio space across campus.  This position requires strong managerial and leadership skills, strong operations skills, excellent customer service, superior communications, as well as strong project management and organizational skills.
Organizational Status
Creative Media department provides a suite of digital media services to the University community including strategic enterprise-wide technology projects, web/mobile services and creative services.
This position reports to the Director, Teaching and Learning Services. The Incumbent is a member of a creative services team that oversees senior level production and technical support to all clients including external clients and University community members (alumni, faculty, staff and students). This individual manages the team that develops digital media assets for use across all client stakeholder environments (funded and cost recovery). This individual is also responsible for the core operations of Creative Services team.
This individual collaborates with senior management and staff from all sections of Information Technology. This individual also works in partnership with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technologies to deliver funded services for Academic units. This individual also Interacts directly with other University technology professionals on relevant projects and tasks.
Work Performed
-  Responsible for leadership and management oversight of the Creative Services unit, including facilities, project deliverables, budgets, client engagement, sales, resources and staffing.
-  Develops integrated strategies, operating plans, targets and measures for the Creative Services unit and leads the day to day delivery of its programs, services and activities; ensures overall strategic and operational plans are effectively implemented and is responsible for affecting change where necessary.
-  Determines business objectives and explores opportunities for growth and development of the product catalogue.
-  Responsible for delegating and overseeing implementation of all initiatives. 
-  Sets and implements Quality Assurance strategies and communicates to the unit. Audits summary reports to ensure completed projects perform to Responsible for managing all aspects of the Production Studio.  The Studio operates as a Fee For Services unit, therefore position controls over all Revenue and Expenses and ensures the business model and available resources are competitive in the market space.  This includes researching and analyzing comparative business plans, developing and deploying marketing strategies, developing and implementing new business proposals, developing opportunities to establish and facilitate joint venture; ensuring up to date resources with new advances and version releases, and maintaining the aesthetics of the studio space.
-  Prepares reports on core operational metrics such as finances, time tracking, CRM, project management and people management, completes analysis.   Assesses progress, interprets according to business objectives and provides reports and recommendations to senior management.
-  Responsible for generating project Contracts from internal and external clients, and developing and fostering professional business relationships. 
-  Develops individualized personnel management / development and is responsible for the Human Resources requirements of the Creative Services team.
-  Provides operational expertise, training, and consultation to staff.
-  Maintains appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current digital asset creation techniques, standards, software and equipment.
-  Performs other related duties as required.
Supervision Received
This position reports to the Director, Teaching and Learning Services UBC Information Technology.
Supervision Given
Provides management supervision for the Creative Services team.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The primary focus of this unit is to provide high quality digital assets and technical support to faculty, staff, students and external clients. The person in this position is responsible for people management and leadership. Poor hiring or performance management can lead to increased risk. The person in this position makes decisions regarding the development of media resources and technologies. Disruptions to these projects or improper delivery of assets (over budget, over time or improperly produced) could have a significant impact on clients and their ability to deliver on strategic goals (academic mission, sustainability, operations, etc.)
Errors in judgment, poor planning, or failure to act decisively could have a detrimental effect on the delivery and consumption of digital media resources by clients. Unreliable systems or poor project management could lead to missed contractual obligations for performance and availability which would damage the reputation of UBC and UBC-IT. This could adversely impact the University community, including the stakeholders involved, which would result in possible lost productivity, funding and revenue.
Qualifications
Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline.  - Higher Education in Film School or Film Programs is an asset.  Minimum of 10 years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  -  Experience in a role requiring both management and operational oversight of a business unit
-  Demonstrated expertise in digital asset production (motion picture, motion graphics/after effects, visual effects, sound, etc.).  -  Expert leadership and operational management skills
-  Expert knowledge of key industry standard pre-production, production and post-production processes and techniques (such as but not limited to planning/design, production, editing, finishing, quality assurance, etc.)
-  Expert knowledge of key industry standard post-production software (such as but not limited to Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid, DaVinci, etc.) Converses with, writes reports for, and creates/delivers presentations to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support problem solving and planning. Seeks a consensus with business partners. Debates opinions, tests understanding, and clarifies judgments. Brings conflict into the open empathetically. Explains the context of multiple interrelated situations, asks searching, probing questions, and solicits expert advice prior to taking action and making recommendations. Identifies and improves communication to bring conflict within the team into the open and facilitate resolution. Openly shares credit for team accomplishment. Monitors individual and team effectiveness and recommends improvement to facilitate collaboration. Considered a role model as a team player. Demonstrates high level of enthusiasm and commitment to team goals under difficult or adverse situations; encourages others to respond similarly. Strongly influences team strategy and processes. Diagnoses problems using formal problem-solving tools and techniques from multiple angles and probes underlying issues to generate multiple potential solutions. Proactively anticipates and prevents problems. Devises, facilitates buy-in, makes recommendations, and guides implementation of corrective and/or preventive actions for complex issues that cross organizational boundaries and are unclear in nature. Identifies potential consequences and risk levels. Seeks support and buy-in for problem definition, methods of resolution, and accountability. Sets enhanced objectives for self and others. Monitors performance trends and identifies opportunities to improve standards. Provides regular feedback and suggests alternative approaches necessary to ensure that organizational objectives and superior standards are achieved. Delegates responsibility and reallocates resources as needed to ensure that priorities are met for initiatives within area of responsibility Supports research related to functional architectures and technology needs for a significant work area. Provides input to strategic technology planning. Identifies and analyzes unit's strengths and weaknesses and proposes options for investment in and ongoing maintenance of a function or work process. Identifies and plans development and mentoring activities for a functional area in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Promotes and follows up on learning activities including assignments and cross-functional learning. Mentors others, providing personal insights. Acts as sounding board/adviser for problem solving.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

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Category: Television
Location:
University of British Columbia
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Vancouver, BC, CA
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Posted: Apr 17, 2017
Deadline: OPEN
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