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Executive Director Transfer Pipeline Program

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USD $95,900.00/Yr. - USD $222,100.00/Yr.

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Executive Director Transfer Pipeline Program

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale: $130K TO $150K BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Full Salary Range: USD $95,900.00/Yr. - USD $222,100.00/Yr.

Department Summary
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program. In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school's expansion well into the next decade.

Position Summary
An Executive Director (ED) is required for the multi-year Transfer Pipeline program, which aims to support workforce development in California engineering sectors by developing partnerships between industry and academia that enhance the pipeline of engineering students that transfer from CA community colleges to CA 4-year institutions. The ED will recruit employers from engineering related industries to provide internships and financial support to promote the development and placement of a pool of qualified applicants from community colleges. These fees will gradually replace state funding to make the program self-sustaining. In establishing this program, the ED will work with both employers and community partners. The ED will also promote adoption of streamlined transfer pathways being developed in the same program. The ED will report program results to partners including community colleges and industry supporters, and to the California Learning Lab and the California Engineering Liaison Council. The ED will be supported by a dedicated administrative analyst for the program.

Salary & Compensation
*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • 7 plus years in workforce development position (Required) Or
  • 7 plus years engineering or engineering management positions (Required) Or
  • 7 plus years in career services roles that includes developing partnership with employers (Required)
  • 1. Broad knowledge about the roles of universities and industry in workforce development. (Required)
  • 2. Specific knowledge and experience in human resources needs of California employers of engineers, and ability to articulate value proposition of internship program. (Required)
  • 3. Ability to serve as liaison between academic institutions and companies employing engineers. (Preferred)
  • 4. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse, multicultural environment interacting frequently with faculty, staff, students, and engineering community representatives, as well as state government agencies. (Required)
  • 5. Skill in working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues. (Required)
  • 6. Skill in negotiation and stimulating people to effective action. (Required)
  • 7. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills. Skill in report writing. (Required)
  • 8. General knowledge of finance and accounting principles. (Required)
  • 9. Skill in the use of analytical tools and methods (i.e. MS Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations
  • Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent combination of education an experience (Required) And
  • Other Type of Degree Graduate degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training (Preferred)

  • Special Conditions for Employment
  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
  • 40% In state travel to meet with prospective and existing industry partners coordinate with community colleges. Attend conferences and meeting with State official is expected.

  • Schedule
    8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    Union/Policy Covered
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