Academic Administrator, AAP(JPF04178)

Job description

With the direction and supervision of the Director of Academic and Research Programs in the Academic Advancement Program (AAP), the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating the administrative and daily functions of direct student services offered in Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs (GMRP). The Assistant Director is the primary manager and advisor of Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs, and cohort-based research programs (i.e., Arts Initiative, Community Development and Social Justice, Educators for Tomorrow, High Achievement in Math and Science, Research Rookies, and UndocuBruins Research Programs). The Assistant Director also works with faculty and the Director to organize and execute events and programming that supports academic and research experiences for AAP students that facilitate collaborative learning, academic success, graduation, and preparation for graduate and professional school. The Assistant Director will teach in the Honors Collegium and Summer Sessions.  The Assistant Director will contribute to professional publications, evaluate AAP programs and services, and look for new funding opportunities for research and evaluation.  Some grant writing and program assessment experience is preferred. A doctoral degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences is essential.

The Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs provide research-oriented academic preparation across fields to students, and graduate and professional school mentoring.  The Academic Advancement Program is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education and is committed to access, equity, and excellence. Built on principles of social justice, AAP has a threefold mission: 1) to advocate and facilitate the access, academic success, and graduation of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education; 2) inform and prepare students for graduate and professional schools; and 3) to develop the academic, scientific, political, economic, and community leadership necessary to transform society.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $60,304 to $64,668/year.

Position remains open until filled.  This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected February 2019 start date.

By January 18, 2019, interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of experience in teaching and contributions to diversity, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:  

Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant.  Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Information about the Academic Advancement Program may be viewed at:  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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:





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Job No: JPF04178
Posted: 1/14/2019
Application Due: 1/22/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $60,304 to $64,6