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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 10-20-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Creating Equity in STEAM (CrEST) umbrella of programs and initiatives is a new organization that is both a unified organization and a collection of individual programs and intiatives that all work toward the organizational mission to advance equity in all fields of research, both locally and globally. Comprised of the Science Internship Program (SIP) and its offshoot initiatives of Community College Students in SIP (CSIP), Teachers in SIP (TSIP), Alumni Buddies, Trajectories, and the Peer to Peer College and Career Network (P2C2N); the Python and Research Tutorial (PyaR); R and Research in Computational Biology (ReComBio); Shadow the Scientists (StS); The Global SPHERE (STEM Programs for High Schoolers Engaging in Research Early) Network; and We Are Stardust (WAS), as well as additional programs that are in development. CrEST provides opportunities to students and educators of all ages around the world to access STEAM growth opportunities.
Reporting to the CrEST Faculty Director, the CrEST Associate Director will develop and steer the CrEST umbrella of programs and initiatives, as well as the individual programs and initiatives. The CrEST AD will provide leadership for developing and advancing short and long-terms goals and strategies organization-wide; oversee all personnel actions and issues; provide budgetary oversight for organizational funds as well as individual funding sources of each funded program; develop and manage budgets for all current and new funds; and collaborate with CrEST Faculty Director and Global Liaison on fund development initiatives and strategies to grow and develop current and new programs and initiatives. The CrEST AD will be closely involved in the delivery of program services to ensure program success while balancing high level oversight of each program. This position serves as the point person for all CrEST activity and knowledge, represents the organization internally and externally, and supports the Faculty Director in every way in bringing the long-term vision of the organization into reality.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Monday to Friday with the occasional evening or weekend as needed
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Responsible for planning and directing an academic preparation program.
Develop and implement strategic program plans in alignment with mandated policies, guidelines, and outcomes.
Plan and facilitate recruitment strategies and activities for program participants.
Oversee analysis and evaluation of activities and services to facilitate continuous program improvement.
Work closely with program staff to train staff and develop program best practices and cultures consistent with theCrEST Mission and UCSC Principles of Community.
20% - Organizational Leadership and Management
Meet regularly with new and existing staff to determine areas of needed support and develop strategies to advance the work of the CrEST programs and initiatives.
Work to create a workplace culture consistent with the CrEST mission and UCSC Principles of Community.
Resolve escalated issues with program participants or staff.
Provide fiscal oversight, control, and accountability; review and approval of expenditures; review monthly; and review quarterly, and annual program budget planning and funds.
Responsible for producing requested reports and review of CrEST programs from University, such as fiscal review offices, or external agencies, such as funders.
20% - Strategic Partnerships
Establish and maintain intersegmental (K-12, higher education, legislative) partnerships and collaborations that promote student academic achievement, equity, and access.
Represent program and university at partnership meetings and stakeholder meetings.
Enhance public awareness and engage stakeholders (donors, legislators, educators, students, parents, community, business, etc.) around program goals, needs, and issues.
Create and maintain collaborative and functional relationships with key organization units (e.g., conference services, university relations, campus comptrollers, academic divisions, central office support services, and student service programs). Pro-actively cultivate partnerships through organizing introductory and working group meetings with new and existing partners.
Serve on department, organization, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
20% - Fund Development
Responsible for securing and sustaining program resources, including grant writing and fund development.
Manage complex systems for data collection, evaluation, and reporting to ensure accountability to funders and stakeholders.
Serve as primary contact for donors and donor stewardship.
Work closely with University Relations to ensure excellent donor experiences.
20% - Human Resources
Responsible for human resources management of subordinates.
Plan and facilitate recruitment strategies and activities for all new hires and new positions.
Perform all human resources management activities for organizational staff such as coaching and guidance with new policies and procedures, annual evaluations, and improvement plans.
Assess training needs and implement staff professional development for both permanent and seasonal staff.
Make recommendations for recognition programs and compensation increases.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Significant demonstrated experience in youth programming to advance the interests of underserved populations: Extensive knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low income, first generation and urban youth. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Expert knowledge and understanding of K-14 educational equity programs and issues.
Knowledge of pedagogical issues underlying student academic development and achievement for low-income, first generation students.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant federal / state regulations and accountability / reporting requirements. Advanced knowledge of strategies for advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Significant demonstrated organizational administration and management experience: Knowledge of organizational development strategies and practices. Advanced writing, research, and communication skills to prepare highly competitive proposals, reports, and materials. Expert knowledge of project management, including program design, implementation, and evaluation. Advanced knowledge and experience with fiscal and personnel management.
Significant demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse individuals and institutions.
Progressive outlook on incorporating innovations and new best practices. Humility sufficient to learn from others and concede when program and process improvements are needed.
Strong interpersonal skills, including leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
Strong oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Strong negotiation skills.
Significant demonstrated human resources management experience: Expert knowledge of staff development including supervision and training. Seasoned leader able to negotiate and resolve personnel processes and issues from simple to complex.
Substantial demonstrated fund development experience: Advanced writing, research, and communication skills to assemble and lead grant application teams and orchestrate completion and submission of proposals. Experience with grant management and stewardship.
Knowledge of alumni engagement strategies. Knowledge of donor stewardship practices and strategies.
Higher degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Specific experience running youth programs at UC Santa Cruz in coordination with campus support units.
Specific experience with UC Santa Cruz fiscal checks and balances processes and paradigm.
Specific experience working with UC Santa Cruz human resources processes and collaboration with human resources offices and staff.
Specific experience stewarding grants and donations in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz offices of Research and University Relations.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work a hybrid work schedule, days of the week and number of days to be determined, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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