Associate Director University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04886 Recruitment Period Open date: August 26th, 2019 Next review date: Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Reporting to the Director of the Leve Center, the Associate Director will work closely with other Leve Center Staff including, the Center Director, the Manager, the Digital Projects Coordinator, and the Program Coordinator to support program and research initiatives, set project priorities, perform project management, recruit students and faculty to participate in Leve Center activities, and collaborate with other centers and departments at UCLA and community organizations to establish and strengthen relationships and collaborations.
The candidate must have a Ph.D., preferably in a field related to Jewish studies, and must be familiar with the academic and research setting. Additionally, the candidate should have significant experience overseeing interdisciplinary, public-facing research initiatives, and have strong project management skills. In addition the candidate must have strong editing and writing skills. In addition, the candidate should have experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses related to Jewish studies. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills to bring together diverse faculty, student, staff, and community partners in realizing collaborative projects. Administrative experience in a research and/or academic program and prior experience in supporting and contributing to digital humanities projects are highly desirable.
The duties of the Associate Director are as follows:
Research & Project Management
In coordination with the Director and staff, oversee all research projects of the Leve Center and work closely with faculty PIs and affiliated students to ensure project benchmarks are set and achieved. Advice on the goals and deliverables for all research initiatives and ensure that all projects are standard compliant and optimized. Organize collaborative meetings to ensure regular communication about goals, priorities, efforts, solutions and strategies.
Serve as lead curator for digital and other research project, including those outlined in the Leve Center's Endowment; coordinate appropriate teaching opportunities that stem from research initiatives.
Function as a point-person and consultant for the development of new faculty and student research and engagement. This will include consultation on project inquiries, identifying technical and staff support for faculty and student projects, identifying campus and community partners, and guiding faculty, students, and community partners through the various stages of the development process.
Work with the Digital Project Coordinator to ensure that research featured on various Leve Center websites is optimally designed and intuitively navigable.
In consultation with the Director and research team, specify goals and appropriate management systems to track progress, manage resources, create project timelines, capture and report on resources, and ensure that projects are given appropriate attention.
Coordinate team efforts, including work done by staff members that do not report to this position, in order to meet project deadlines and objectives. Negotiate deadlines with project stakeholders and PIs.
Collaborate with strategic partners (such as other campus departments and community partners), including pooling resources and expertise, where possible, to provide optimal support for research and instructional projects and websites.
Assist in strategic planning by keeping abreast of Jewish studies, research trends, emerging areas of study, and making recommendations.
Center Representation and Outreach
Serve as liaison between Center and other campus entities including Hillel at UCLA, the Nazarian Center, and departments like NELC, German, History, Sociology, and others.
Coordinate with outside entities and natural partners to develop programs that engage the Jewish community beyond campus.
Attend Leve Center programs to cultivate relationships including with students, faculty, board members, donors, and campus colleagues.
Represent Director at committee and community meetings when necessary.
Coordinate with the Director and Manager to ensure that Center has appropriate level of representation and serve as Center host in lieu of Director when necessary.
Independently and in conjunction with the Director and Manager, represent the Leve Center to donors, foundations, granting agencies, and community partners.
Attend meetings and collaborate with other Center staff to maintain cohesion, communication, and advance goals and priorities.
Respond to requests by community regarding activities of the Center and any opportunities available.
Assist with the writing of internal and external reports for various agencies as needed.
Help organize and contribute to Center's publicity endeavors by contributing to annual Newsletter, assist with flyers, brochures, website, and other media.
Develop and steward community partnerships to facilitate collaborative projects, including identification of materials, acquisition and/or digitization of materials, and online exhibitions.
Represent the academic research and teaching of the Leve Center in public programs, community events, meetings, conferences, and other forums.
Program Development & Strategic Planning
Work with the Director and Manager to facilitate high profile, complex programs and symposia.
Collaboratively develop long-range strategic plans and funding goals that align with Leve Center' mission and Director's vision.
In consultation with Development, identify grants and extramural funding to support and expand the Center's research program; match faculty with campus experts and community partners, as appropriate.
Instruction and Course Development
Work closely with the Director and Jewish studies affiliated faculty to coordinate course offerings, support courses, and further develop courses.
Develop contacts and partnerships with community partners that can lead to opportunities for students and facilitate student involvement in the community.
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.