Programs & Administration Manager, UCLA Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World

Job description

Serve as the Programs & Administration Manager for the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World housed in the Division of Humanities. Reporting directly to the Center Director, the incumbent is responsible for daily management of the Pourdavoud Center, as well as implementing all Center initiatives, and long-term strategic development. Incumbent will also organize all lectures and public outreach activities for the Iranian Studies Program of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, which are also directed by the Center Director. Duties include managing events, fund management and analysis, and physical and material resources for the Center, as well as developing long-range research and outreach initiatives.

In collaboration with the Director, the incumbent will steward high level programs for the Center and assist with development and fundraising activities. Incumbent will coordinate and manage fund development projects and programs and set priorities and manage work flow to fulfill objectives and meet goals. Must be willing to work occasional evening hours and on weekends.  




Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 27641  AA/EEO


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Ability to coordinate and manage a large number of complex projects; establish priorities, create and maintain calendars and schedules, work under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and to independently organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to problem solve through gathering data, analyzing and synthesizing information, generating alternatives, and implementing innovative and creative solutions to enhance operational processes.
  • Skill in working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues at all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, graciously, and professionally with faculty, administration, staff, students, visiting scholars and fellows, donors, volunteers and members of the public.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of research administration.
  • Demonstrated skill in executing high profile events, coordinating complex logistics with internal and external participants.
  • Skill in financial analysis, budget preparation, and administration of budgets, including forecasting and controlling expenditures.
  • Demonstrated ability to project budget costs, coordinate multiple projects, adapt programmatic objectives to changes in resources and establish priorities as affected by budgetary issues.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.




UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California 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 -




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Job No: 27641
Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
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