Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Program
The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Graduate Student Professional Development Program Director (Job # JPF01207), to start March 1, 2018 or later.
Under general direction from the Graduate Division Dean and Assistant Dean, the Graduate Student Professional Development Program Director will have primary responsibility for providing the vision, strategic planning, and leadership for a campuswide program focused on the professional development of graduate students leading to careers both within and outside of academia. The Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a co-curricular professional development curriculum that follows the graduate student lifecycle and actively engages graduate students throughout their enrollment at UCSB. The professional development program will provide graduate students with the key skills they need before completing their degrees. These include communication, academic development, leadership and professionalism, career preparation, and other metaprofessional skills.
The Director manages the daily operations of the Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) from which professional activities are coordinated. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, the Director also oversees the operation of the UCSB GradPost (online information blog for graduate students), develops a comprehensive annual budget for the Career & Professional Development unit, and drafts an annual report for submission to the Graduate Dean. This position includes the possibility of teaching a graduate course in professional development.
The Director is responsible for the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of an Assistant Director, a Graduate Writing Specialist, a .25 FTE Academic Program Coordinator, and 4 graduate student peer advisors who focus on specific support areas (funding, writing, professional development, and international graduate students). Additionally, the Director provides support and coordination of services with other personnel in the GSRC, including a Graduate Career Counselor and 3 other graduate student peer advisors, in collaboration with campus partners (e.g. Career Services; Graduate Division's Admissions, Diversity, & Outreach unit). The Director fosters a working environment which promotes enthusiasm for meeting the objectives of the GSRC. The Director also facilitates productive collaborations across campus that promote graduate student professional development and serves as an advocate for graduate student needs.
On behalf of the Dean, the Director manages other major activities and events that support the successful professional and academic development of graduate students including:
The campus response to calls for graduate student proposals to extramural funding agencies (e.g., the Fulbright U.S. Student Program)
Annual major Graduate Division academic activities including New Graduate Student Orientation, Grad Slam, the Beyond Academia Conference, and other special events.
Applicants must possess at least a Master's degree and have experience in developing curriculum and managing programs within higher education. Excellent writing and communication skills (to academic and general audiences) are essential.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applicants should submit to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01207 : (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) provide names of at least three references, to be contacted only with your written approval. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Robert Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org . For primary consideration, all materials should be received by February 8, 2018, although the position remains open until filled.
The Division is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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