Huerta Center Research Program and Operations Manager

University of California, Santa Cruz
June 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$45,048 -$49,000
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Position overview

Position title: Huerta Center Research Program and Operations Manager (FY Academic Coordinator II)

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the scale titled, Academic Coordinator Fiscal Year. “Off- scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position at 50% time is $45,048 -$49,000 (based on the full-time salary range of $90,096 -$98,000).

Percent time: Variable, with the minimum percentage set at 50% time.

Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.

Position duration: Initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: June 23, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jul 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 21, 2024 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.

Position description

The Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas invites applications for the position of Research Program and Operations Manager. Founded in 1992, the Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas (Huerta Center) at the University of California, Santa Cruz supports wide-ranging scholarship in the areas of Chicano/a/x, Latino/a/x, and Latin American studies. Our goal is to advance the public mission of the University of California via faculty research projects, graduate and undergraduate education and mentorship, and public programs.

The program manager will work to support the Huerta Center's Faculty Director who is responsible for charting and synthesizing a program of multidisciplinary research that aligns with the Huerta Centers mission. This can include, but is not limited to, participating in collaborative research, linking UCSC students to faculty research mentors, submitting proposals for research grants, charting future research directions, and advancing research that aligns with the center's hemispheric approach. The faculty director also oversees program and event content and initiates new projects that enrich the holistic learning experience for students, including mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Under the general direction of the faculty director, the Research Program and Operations Manager will administer the center's major program components and operational requirements for a range of projects, which include faculty and graduate research, generation of extramural funding, student internships, and public programming.

Essential to the position will be the program manager's ability to independently execute the full range of responsibility and support in the planning of the Huerta Center's long- and short-range activities; oversee and manage the center's operations; and serve as the center's liaison to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and other units to support the success of the program.

The position's duties include the following: provide fiscal management related to programming; implement existing business protocols and aid in the implementation of new system functionality and business processes; assist with the development of grant proposals (internal and external); organize participant recruitment and selection; and coordinate conferences and public forums, and other operational and programming activities and workshops.

Applicants with any or all of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Bilingual in Spanish; fundraising experience; previous supervision experience of employees; and/or knowledge of the University of California system, its mission, policies and practices.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • M.A./M.S. degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in social sciences or humanistic social sciences scholarly discipline; or ten years' professional experience in research, program development, and/or program administration.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources, and financial principles and practices.
  • Experience with administration and oversight of grants with faculty PIs.
  • Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume, which must include a minimum of three professional references and their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.

  • Writing Sample - Three to five page writing sample, which should be a public facing document such as an op-ed, newsletter, annual report, or grant proposal.

  • Writing Sample - Three to five page writing sample, which should be a public facing document such as an op-ed, newsletter, annual report, or grant proposal.

  • Writing Sample - Three to five page writing sample, which should be a public facing document such as an op-ed, newsletter, annual report, or grant proposal. (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application. (Optional)

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position. (Optional)

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    Campus Information

    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. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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    Santa Cruz, California

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