Executive Director of Orfalea Center (Academic Coordinator II)
Position title: Executive Director of Orfalea Center
Open date: January 30, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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.
This Academic Coordinator II position will serve as the centerpiece of an expanded Orfalea Center program of research, engagement, public education, and campus community, with the particular responsibility for transforming thematic research clusters and hubs into grant-seeking and grant-implementation bodies. This position will train and mentor the cluster faculty and students in grant seeking, grant development, and grant implementation. This role will be in charge of relationships with foundation program officers, and building partnerships with public, government, and public sector research funders.
The Academic Coordinator II will work with the Center’s staff (e.g., Financial Analyst, Public Education Academic Coordinator, Director), the AreaGlobal Initiative Academic Coordinator, and the Social Science Dean’s Office to ensure ongoing Center growth and development. This ACII works with the Orfalea Center Director in developing and implementing additional research-based programming, grant writing workshops, and other learning support opportunities for UCSB students and faculty affiliated with the Center. The ACII will engage with internal systems and structures (mastering policy specifics and frameworks) that support/inhibit faculty grant-seeking. In this context, the ACII will act as an advocate within UCSB to create support structures for grant-seeking faculty. The ACII assists Orfalea graduate students, Orfalea affiliated faculty, and ISBER in the development of internal and external grant applications.
Supervision: The ACII reports to the Director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.
50%: Grants Development and Support for Research Clusters and Hubs
● Manages the work of the Orfalea Center Research Clusters, drawing upon skills in meeting facilitation and collaborative design, in order to mentor graduate students working within the clusters, ensure accountability of faculty and graduate student research goals, and generate deliverables from Center-supported work.
● Guide graduate students and faculty affiliated with the research hubs in the development of internal and external grant applications.
● Lead faculty and graduate students in the development and maintenance of global partner relationships
● Lead affiliated faculty and graduate students in building relationships with program officers at foundations, donors, and public sector funders to support grant seeking and research development within the research clusters.
● Works cooperatively with the Office of Research and ISBER to support the design and implementation of grant proposals.
● Works with Financial Analyst, Office of Research, faculty, undergrad and graduate student interns and fellows, to ensure grant implementation.
● Responsible for managing the Orfalea Center graduate student researchers (GSR)
25% : Research-Based Programming and Planning:
● Oversees visiting research scholars and center visitors program. This includes, but is not limited to facilitating the acquisition of J-1 Visas.
● Is in charge of overall budgeting and planning.
● Leads program evaluation and leads efforts to produce budgets and yearly reports.
● Ensures responsible financial management of the Centerworking with the Financial Analyst.
● Keeps records, tracks, and works with the Orfalea Center Research Hubs as they plan programming throughout the year.
25%: Campus and External Relations:
● Priority liaising and collaboration with the AGI (Cluster of Area Studies Centers) Academic Coordinator
● Works with the SOSC Development team and the Office of Research to coordinate fund-raising, donor relations, and development efforts.
● Engages campus relations and representation, including supporting space management and refurbishment efforts;
● Maintains working relationships and programming with Orfalea Center Alumni and affiliates.
● Engages with the larger research development community and builds external stakeholder networks to support the Center’s Research for Action mission.
● Develops and maintains strong working relationships with Orfalea Center affiliated departments and faculty, campus units, and communities (global and local) to reach the overall goals of the Center.
This position requires demonstrated superior professional ability, outstanding accomplishment in job-related activities.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have completed a Masters or equivalent degree, or be a PhD candidate in social science or humanities interdisciplinary field at the time of application.
- Grant writing experience
- Project administrative experience
- Budget management and program planning experience.
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be reviewed for evidence of administrative, public service, teaching, and/or research contributions that are centered on a commitment to equitable and inclusive practices and outcomes. This may take many forms and be reflected through a range of activities. Guidance for writing this statement can be found here: https://education.ucsb.edu/diversity-statement-guidelines
Samples of Writing or Publications (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required
Reference letters will be reviewed as part of the selection process.
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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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.