Executive Director

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

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Executive Director Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 23440873 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $125,500 - $218,800 Position Information The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Bourns College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and assisting the Faculty Director with the strategic positioning for long term growth and success of the Center. The ED supervises the Financial Manager (FSO), Communications/Marketing Manager, and provides leadership and oversight to all of CE-CERT’s administration and researchers. Serves as the principal advisor regarding financial, contractual, budgetary and administrative/operational matters. Analyzes situations and coordinates solutions through campus-related contacts such as BCOE, RED, accounting, capital programs, government relations, and campus council. Monitors and assists in government and industry relationships in setting up cooperative agreements and obtaining funding. Plays a major role in developing and executing marketing strategies and comprehensive strategic plans by building academic, government, and industry relationships to increase funding, partnerships, and visibility. Develops and implements internal processes and campus-wide initiatives to assist with the success of researchers within UCR. The budgeted hiring range is between $123,900 - $153,950. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Doctorate in related field or advanced degree in related area with related experience. Required
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Excellent management skills associated with the oversight of planning, development, and construction of research engineering projects across multiple units.
Thorough effective communication and presentation skills to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner to diverse groups.
Advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Advises senior management on matters concerning several functional areas, department(s) and/or customers.
Thorough knowledge and skills associated with fiscal and budgetary planning.
Demonstrated advanced interpersonal skills to effectively interact with senior management, peer level managers and external industry representatives on matters of significance.
Excellent skills in collaboration and facilitation; effectively identifies challenges and barriers and quickly provides alternatives for resolution.
Thorough knowledge of Engineering function, goals and objectives related to Engineering.
Ability to manage department research initiatives, resources and fiscal/budget in a manner to ensure goals and objectives are achieved.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of HR-related practices and procedures.

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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview Job Description Details View complete Job Description for this position


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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