EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA EDUCATION LAB RESEARCH CENTER
Requisition Number: 03024691 Final Filing Date: 09-12-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: RSCH GNT PRG OFCR 4 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $6,150.00 - $12,991.67/mo Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100%, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - 040120 Department Description: The School of Education was established in 2002, building on an 85-year tradition at UC Davis of working to strengthen public education. The School offers preparation for the California teaching credential, master's and doctoral-level programs for educational researchers and practitioners, and professional development for educators throughout Northern California. The School has approximately 50 senate and clinical faculty and 80 staff. The School's total budget is over $30 million, and is comprised of state general funds, tuition and self-supporting revenue.
The School also supports a dynamic and diverse program of research. Faculty members and graduate students conduct research in numerous research areas as diverse as academic language and literacy, college access and persistence, citizen science, autism and education, and much more. In addition, the School has various research centers including the Center for Community and Citizen Science, Transformative Justice in Education, Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, California Education Lab, Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms, Center for Applied Policy in Education, Sacramento Area Science Project Center and REEd (Resourcing Excellence in Education).
The California Education Lab was launched in 2016 when the three faculty directors were awarded a $5 million federal grant to study California's College and Career Readiness Standards and Assessments. Since this time, the California Education Lab has grown to include a portfolio of nearly $12 million in research and outreach projects. The California Education Lab is a collaborative group of researchers investigating important questions of education policy and practice in California. Much of the work focuses on understanding how young adults are prepared for, transition into, and succeed in college. The projects of the California Education Lab explicitly aim to understand and improve persistent inequality in educational attainment for students from different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the work, researchers partner with California educators and policymakers across the K-12 and post-secondary sectors to answer timely and relevant questions with rigorous analytical methods.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the lead PI/faculty director of the California Education Lab with additional work direction from the faculty co-directors, the Executive Director provides leadership and oversight of collaborative, multi-year, multi-million dollar research projects that design and test effective solutions for complex educational problems. The Executive Director is responsible for development and management of multiple strategic partnerships with key leaders in the State's public education segments and with federal, state and private foundations who provide funding for the research initiatives. With knowledge and experience in practice, policy and research, the Executive Director will oversee all phases and aspects of research projects from project development and grant writing to dissemination and publication of findings. Uses advanced subject matter and technical expertise to manage the operating infrastructure of the research lab, including management of budget, personnel, data acquisition and security, facilities and supplies to support the ongoing work and deliverables of the California Education Lab.
Physical Demands: Work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Work Environment: Work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs.
Occasional travel may be necessary to accomplish the principal responsibilities associated with the projects.
Provide own transportation to off-site meetings and events.
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Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Education, or equivalent research degree, or equivalent professional experience in the K-16 policymaking and/or leadership arenas.
Management experience within a complex organization leading teams to execute high-impact, multi-year projects within established timelines.
Advanced research experience working with large-scale quantitative data and statistical software.
Extensive experience in fiscal oversight, budget development, and grant management exhibited through progressively increased responsibility.
Experience writing and submitting successful research grant proposals to public and private funders.
Experience working collaboratively with diverse faculty, administrators, technical personnel and administrative staff in educational and other organizations.
Skills in conducting and training others on data collection and analysis.
Expert oral and written skills for grant writing, cultivating program officer rapport, and securing private and public funding support.
Preferred Qualifications: Comprehensive understanding of educational research, educational policy and innovative education reform initiatives at the state and national level.
Experience working with schools, research centers, and/or state agencies on research and data-related projects.
Experience leading an organization through growth in initiatives, programs and personnel.
Project management experience to oversee multiple, simultaneous projects and programs, establish priorities, develop a course of action, implement/execute, analyze and evaluate results.
Experience using Stata.
Experience translating and distilling complex research documents for policymakers and general audience.
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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