ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE UC DAVIS HUMANITIES INSTITUTE (DHI)
Requisition Number: 03024346 Final Filing Date: 08-16-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 3 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $5,466.67 - 11,183.33/Mo Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100%, Fixed, Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: VOORHIES ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT - 040101 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Letter of Intent References
Job Summary: The Associate Director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute (DHI) is part of a leadership team in the humanities and arts in the College of Letters & Science. The Associate Director actively seeks out new funding opportunities and partnerships on- and off-campus. The Associate Director facilitates involvement in collaborative and interdisciplinary contracts and grants in support of DHI's programs, clusters, interdisciplinary projects; participates in development efforts including recruitment of members of DHI's external advisory board; and serves as a humanities liaison with the UCD Office of Research on limited submissions and sponsored programs.
The Associate Director interacts regularly with administrative and academic units across campus and external entities ? representing the DHI and managing relationships and partnerships with units such as the University Library, Office of Graduate Studies, Internship and Career Center, Imagining America, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, the Institute for Social Sciences, and the Center for Regional Change. The Associate Director participates in fundraising for the institute and its affiliated faculty and programs, working with the College of L&S development team on donor and alumni cultivation, engagement and stewardship.
The Associate Director is also responsible for external communications of UC Davis' accomplishments in the humanities, working with the L&S communication team on promoting the institute and humanities research. This position serves as a key liaison to the UC (system-wide) Humanities Network, UC Research Development Network, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, California Humanities, California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other funding agencies.
The UC Davis Humanities Institute is an interdisciplinary research center in the College of Letters and Science that serves over 200 faculty and many more students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with grants to support collaborative and individual research projects and advocates for the value of the humanities in its public programs such as the Human Rights Film Festival. The DHI and its programs are supported by the DHI's endowment, the L&S Dean's Office, the Office of Research, the UC Humanities Network, and the Mellon Foundation.
Physical Demands: Lift and carry office supplies and communication/marketing material weighing up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment: Valid driver's license to perform for occasional administrative tasks and travel to attend meetings and make presentations.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.
Work flexible schedule to meet operational needs.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in a humanities field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated management experience, preferably in higher education or research setting, with significant experience in financial stewardship.
Working knowledge of major organizations and individuals in the field of humanities.
Skills to network with major organizations and/or individuals in the field of humanities.
Leadership and project management skills, including exceptional organizational skills, sufficient to coordinate multiple ongoing projects of significant complexity.
Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, along with experience in planning, research, and problem solving sufficient to solve complex issue within a bureaucratic context.
Experience managing administrative personnel.
Excellent orall and written communication skills to articulate the vision and direction of the DHI to a diverse range of audiences, both inside and outside the organization.
Skills to work effectively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in fundraising, including, private, foundation and governmental sources.
Experience managing multi-campus and institutional research programs.
An existing network relationship within one or more area related to major organizations and/or individuals in the field of humanities.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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