Managing Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society & the Banatao Institute – Academic Coordinator II, Step 1

University of California, Merced
July 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:$74,896
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Contract Type:Other
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Position overview

Position title: Managing Director

Salary range: See Table 36 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $74,896.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: August 1, 2023

Position duration: 1 year renewable

Application Window

Open date: July 12, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 11, 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

CITRIS Description

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute is a University of California Research Center focused on creating IT solutions that generate societal and economic benefits for everyone. UC Merced is recognized as one of four CITRIS campuses: UC Merced, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz. CITRIS at UC Merced addresses California's most pressing societal and environmental problems by leveraging cutting-edge technologies, developing novel research, and conducting outreach through student-driven initiatives, seed grants and faculty research, and community, educational and industry partnerships.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the CITRIS faculty director, the successful applicant will manage CITRIS Merced's programming and the center's operations. This position will be responsible for helping develop and maintain partnerships with researchers, administrators, staff, education partners and lead strategic development of new programs and initiatives in technology.

In cooperation with the faculty director, they will lead short- and long-term operational planning and budgeting, hire and supervise support personnel and student assistants, and provide analyses of budgetary, financial, accounting and reporting in support of programmatic needs. The managing director will also develop and coordinate CITRIS events and outreach including supervision of an extension and outreach coordinator, attending and facilitating meetings between directors, faculty, stakeholders, advisory boards and community events, and developing materials such as digital media, impact reports, reviews and white papers.


Basic qualifications

• Master's degree or equivalent • Experience editing and writing for both academic and public audiences. • Experience working on teams with differing expertise and backgrounds towards a shared goal. • Experience with either: 1) research development and implementation, 2) applications of science and technology for the benefit of society, or 3) diversity, equity, inclusion or belonging. • Demonstrated ability to independently perform a range of responsibilities. • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred qualifications

• Master's or PhD (inc. ABD) in engineering, science, health or sustainability • Understanding or experience with the higher education system • Knowledge of university structures, policies and procedures • Experience in research-related administrative matters or experience with federal grant submission process • Demonstrated track record in effective team-building, delivering and facilitating trainings, workshops, or other meetings.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Past Program Coordination and Research Experience

  • Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • Apply link: https: //

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    Campus Information

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https: //

    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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: //

    The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https: // www., UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https: //

    UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https: //

    Job location

    Merced, CA

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