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Program Director

University of California - Irvine
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United States, California, Irvine
Apr 27, 2024

Job Opening ID: 64908
Reports To: Professor
Working Title: Program Director
Department: Urban Planning & Public Policy
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007398
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Staff
Position Summary:
The School of Social Ecology's vision is to be the best interdisciplinary school in the nation and internationally, where the brightest scholars and students conduct research on pressing social and environmental problems in order to strengthen communities and improve lives. The school hosts a workplace environment that supports wellness, creativity, teamwork, knowledge and growth. We strive to provide a balance and flexibility for our staff that supports peak performance in our work, which serves the mission of the University and the School of Social Ecology.
The Power Of Music Initiative (PMI) seeks a talented and motivated individual with experience in research, education and communications outreach, and program administration, relevant to the music industry and/or social justice and/or sustainable development. The PMI seeks to create a unique and innovative space at UCI linking music and the arts more generally to social justice and sustainable development. The PMI will build partnerships on campus and in Southern California and also expand existing partnerships at three sites in Africa. Reporting to the Faculty Director of the PMI, the Program Director has overall responsibility for coordinating, developing, and strengthening the activities of the PMI. The incumbent will be responsible for developing activities and programs that encourage education and research--especially work that cuts across disciplines. They will also amplify the impact of the research through policy outreach and communications via traditional and social media and PMI's website, identify and cultivate new research and funding opportunities, develop and support activities that increase the cohesion of a research center that includes faculty across the university, promote the visibility of PMI at UCI and more broadly across academia, and oversee administrative and grants support. This is a 100% FTE career position with guaranteed funding for two (2) years. Continued appointment is contingent upon receipt of additional grant funding.
Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

The expected pay range for this recruitment is $75,000.00 - $92,000.00 (Annual Salary). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary).
Department Website:
  • Two years of experience in administration and coordination of research and/or policy related activities.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, economics, public policy, statistics, political science, public health, or an allied field.
  • Knowledge of common organization and other computer application programs as well as experience in new media communications, social and digital media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging, podcasting, etc.), including familiarity with online research analytics as well as basic scientific, social media and graphic design terminology and trends.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions. Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and prioritize in a multi-project, deadline driven environment with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted programs and projects.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies. Experience designing and developing content for websites.
  • Proven ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced degree and experience in the aforementioned fields is preferred.
  • Complete understanding of and appreciation for population research and public policy.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty and administrators within the UC system and with a diverse public outside the academy.
Special Conditions Required:
There will be opportunities for international travel, and travel in Southern California is possible.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine 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.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or eec@uci.edu