Associate Director
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

ÉXITO Associate Director

Job #JPF01849
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Recruitment Period

Open date: October 19th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


ÉXITO Associate Director

The ÉXITO Associate Director will oversee the development and implementation of a new “4+1” teacher education program at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a collaboration with the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) and ethnic studies departments in the Division of Social Sciences. Students who complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a UCSB ethnic studies department (Black Studies Chicana/o Studies, Asian American Studies, or Feminist Studies), and a single subject teaching credential that qualifies them to teach ethnic studies classes at the secondary level (high school and junior high school).

Under general supervision from the ÉXITO Faculty Directors, and in coordination with the ÉXITO Project Director, the ÉXITO Associate Director is responsible for the daily management of ÉXITO student programs and activities and assisting the Faculty Directors with designing and implementing the ÉXITO academic programs. The responsibilities of the Associate Director will include:

Project Coordination and Management

  • Coordinate program faculty and staff to work collaboratively to develop and implement the new initiative in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate campus (department, division, college, and academic senate) review and approval of the new academic program, courses, and credentials.
  • Assist faculty directors and other affiliated faculty with developing new courses, workshops, and related materials.
  • Assist with creating a new minor in ethnic studies in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
  • Work closely with all Title V grant-funded staff to ensure that grant program objectives are met and U. S. Department of Education (Title V) and campus regulations are followed.

Management of ÉXITO Programming

  • Recruit and retain students in the 4+1 undergraduate degree and credential program.
  • Hire and supervise graduate students to assist with program activities and advise/mentor program participants.
  • Organize and implement an annual Institute for Inclusive Excellence in Education for UCSB graduate students and K-12 teachers.
  • Plan and manage an annual invited speaker series.
  • Provide expert knowledge of current university and college degree requirements; policies, procedures, and precedents related to undergraduate and Teacher Education Program matters; and information about a variety of student resources at UCSB, particularly for first-year, first-generation, low-income, and Underrepresented Minority (URM) undergraduate students.
  • Draw on research-based knowledge of learning strategies and best practices to help develop a program of activities appropriate to the needs, backgrounds, and interests of the ÉXITO participants.

Campus and Public Relations:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various campus units, such as ethnic studies and feminist studies departments, the office of undergraduate education, departmental undergraduate advisors, honors programs, undergraduate research programs, student affairs, institutional research and planning, instructional development, as well as other academic preparation and outreach programs.
  • Communicate project information and outcomes to internal and external audiences through a website, social media platforms, newsletters, annual reports, and press releases.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the K-12 educational community in California to align project activities with state and local requirements for ethic studies education.

Program Evaluation and Student Assessment:

  • Help to collect information about students who participate in ÉXITO programs, and assist the Faculty Directors in assessing and evaluating student programs and progress.
  • Maintain program records, student tracking data, and financial records to meet the U.S. Department of Education annual reporting guidelines.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree or above in a discipline relevant to the ÉXITO Program

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with project management and employee supervision
  • Knowledge of and experience with student support programs
  • Knowledge of ethnic studies topics and scholarship
  • Experience designing instructional techniques to advance undergraduate student success and graduate school preparation courses for URM students
  • Facilitate collaborative work across departments and manage team members
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple project activities
  • Experience working with Hispanic and/or underserved populations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Research-based knowledge of best practices related to undergraduate student success
  • Experience working within a federal grant program
  • A Ph.D. or progress towards a Ph.D. in a relevant education or ethnic studies program
  • Experience with program evaluation and analysis
  • K-12 and college/university teaching experience

For primary consideration, interested candidates should use the following link to submit a completed application by November 2, 2020, including:

  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • cover letter
  • list of three references, and
  • an optional statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be reviewed for evidence of professional, public service, teaching, and/or research contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement, retention, and mentoring of students in various under-represented groups. Guidance for writing this statement can be found here:

The anticipated start date for the ÉXITO Associate Director is December 1, 2020.

The ÉXITO Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research, and service.

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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