Reporting to the Director, UCR Center for Social Innovation, the Associate Director (Project Policy Analyst 4) will provide a range of duties and functions for the Center of Social Innovation: including coordination research activity, internal programs and external facing initiatives to ensure that projects are adequately staffed and work is completed in a timely manner. The Associate Director will lead and execute major initiatives that engage stakeholders in trainings, workshops, leadership seminars and large public convenings. The Associate Director must demonstrate a broad, team-oriented skill set, including ability to effectively engage with campus, philanthropy, and government stakeholders; experience undertaking independent research to produce data-driven recommendations; aptitude for taking ownership and successfully implementing projects, with only general guidance from supervisor. Ability to represent the Center and the Director in discussions involving project partners on campus and off campus, and to be in timely communication with Director, foundation and community partners and key campus staff. In addition, the Associate Director must demonstrate center operational support while demonstrating leadership and experience in supervision, and leading teams involving research, policy engagement, and community engagement. The anticipated duration of this position is one year with the possibility of continuation contingent upon funding. The budgeted salary for this position will not exceed $85,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Advanced project management skills.
Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
- UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
- In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
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