Exec. Director, National Ctr., Free Speech & Civic Engagement

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University of California, Irvine

Exec. Director, National Ctr., Free Speech & Civic Engagement

The Executive Director of the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement serves as lead strategist for the initiative, with broad authority on behalf of the UCI Chancellor to organize and implement the programmatic aims, represent the Center to the Advisory Board, UC leadership, faculty and fellows of the Center, external constituents, and other stakeholders in Washington, DC, California, and across the nation. The Executive Director is responsible for both program management and execution of the initiatives key activities, and for designing program activities to successfully launch the Fellows program, national conferences, serve as liaison to UCI, UC Office of the President, other UC campuses, and other universities and organizations engaged in shaping the national dialog about free speech.

The position requires a high degree of independent action and works in close collaboration with the UCI Chancellor to realize the initiative aims. The incumbent must have excellent communication, collaboration, and coordination skills in a complex organization that includes UCI in Irvine, California, the UCDC center in Washington and the UC Office of the President in Oakland, California.

The incumbent will serve in an ex-officio capacity on the Advisory Board for the Center.

The Executive Director will plan and execute the Center's activities based in the UCDC Center in Washington, DC with significant communication and liaison with the UCI Chancellor, the UC Office of the President and the Advisory Board co-chair at UC Berkeley.

This is a 3-year contract position, with a possibility of extension and will be primarily located in Washington, D.C.

The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement is an initiative of the University of California launched to engage in current national debates about the First Amendment and the role of universities, college students, and the public in relation to free speech and civic engagement. The Center seeks to foster examination of major issues arising concerning freedom of speech on campuses, provide tools and education to increase civil discourse and civic engagement, and assist colleges and universities in dealing with the difficult issues concerning free speech and civic engagement on campus. The Center will achieve these aims through a teaching and research fellowship program, national conferences, and other activities consistent with the initiative. The Center will be overseen by UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman in collaboration with an Advisory Board co-chaired by UC Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
3-year Contract Position
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
Please attach your resume.

To apply, visit https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2018-0100





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Posted: 1/25/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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