Executive Director- Access and Inclusion (Hybrid) - 43771-1A
University of California, Irvine
Location: Irvine, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Executive Director- Access and Inclusion (Hybrid) - 43771-1A
Job Opening ID: 43771 Reports To: Professor, Computer Science Working Title: Executive Director, Access and Inclusion Department: Information & Computer Sciences, Deans Office Bargaining Unit: 99 FLSA: Exempt Payroll Job Code: 006083 Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine- Hybrid eligible Percent of Time: 100% Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F Employee Class: Career
Position Summary: UCI is a Minority Serving Institution, designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). These federal designations align with UCI’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model for inclusive excellence. The Executive Direction oversees and provides visionary and programmatic leadership for The Stacey Nicholas Office of Access in Inclusion (OAI), in conjunction with the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences (ICS) Dean, and the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE). OAI’s aim is to recruit, retain, and graduate talented graduate and undergraduate students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in ICS fields of study. In line with OIE, campus-wide and ICS initiatives, the Executive Director develops long-term vision and goals, policies and procedures, as well as managing ongoing operations of programs and oversees an operational budget to achieve objectives. Oversees, through subordinates, all strategic elements of program administration including coordinating efforts with the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE), establishing programs and initiatives, and building relationships with community colleges and historically minority- serving institutions. Working together with ICS faculty, spearhead grant-writing efforts for obtaining National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other externally funded awards that emphasize diversity and collaborative relationships. The Executive Director oversees school-wide diversity programming and training, and broad-based inclusion initiatives that impact ICS and the campus at-large. The Executive Director conceives, develops, interprets, and administers academic and career development programs to advance retention, recruitment and outreach efforts for current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students underrepresented in computing fields. Duties include advancing OAI’s mission and vision, monitoring and developing strategies to ensure academic excellence, developing and overseeing public-facing outreach and recruitment activities, promoting student retention, preparing and presenting annual reports to the Deans, Donors and Foundation Boards, providing recommendations for school-wide policy implementation, fostering inclusion for students, alumni, visitors and others, writing reports and proposals, financial planning and budgeting, maintaining strong alumni relationships, and evaluating the success of program activities.
The Executive Director independently manages and provides technical direction in conjunction with faculty director for a complex academic or research program of high visibility. Develops the long-term vision and goals, policies and procedures, as well as managing ongoing operations of program(s) and oversees a large operational budget to achieve objectives. Responsible for recruiting and retaining industry leaders to partner with research program in achievement of center goals. Develops and manages a membership program for industry partners. Oversees, through subordinate Academic Program Management Officers, all strategic elements of program administration including establishing program partners. Uses highly specialized expertise in research or academic specific concepts and objectives.
10+ years of experience in higher education administration.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Strong negotiation skills and verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Managerial experience and proven success in managing a complex research or academic program(s).
Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
Leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies.
Academic or research background and recognized expertise in selected area.
Demonstrated expertise in building collaborations between academia, industry and / or governmental agencies.
Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).
Strong fundraising experience.
Conditions of Employment: The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
Closing Statement: The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.