The Executive Director serves as the leader and senior manager of a multi-campus academic and research program that has critical impact upon both the UCB campus and the ten-campus UC system, in regard to faculty research, teaching, and public service across disciplines. Reports to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education. Has significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs. Identifies objectives, directs critical programs, and ensures program accountability with major constituencies across campus, at other UC campuses, other educational institutions, and external public and private agencies; manages human, financial and technical resources; and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Oversees, through subordinate managers and staff, the accountability and stewardship of university resources (operational, financial, and human), consistent with campus and system-wide compliance goals and objectives. Oversees development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets.
Oversees and manages a significant, independent academic or research program. Formulates program strategies and goals. Plans, directs and controls program budget and other related resources.
Monitors strategic direction of program, impacting all participating research groups with respect to funding new areas of research and ongoing oversight of projects to ensure achievement of mission. Directs long-term planning and develops policies and procedures.
Identifies and cultivates new university, community, school, and other inter-institutional partnerships and funding sources.
Oversees ongoing collaboration between the UC Links statewide office and campus programs to deliver specific resources, products, and outcomes to local partners.
Represents the organization in working with funding agencies, developing financial resources and programs.
Collaborates with faculty members on developing local site and research programs and agenda and oversees implementation.
Provides guidance and technical support to faculty regarding funding, new program development and other resource acquisitions.
Develops and implements a publication and dissemination program of substantial scope and complexity. Organizes conference symposia and presents research at seminars and conferences.
Makes decisions on key issues (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning) that have multi-campus, program-wide impact. Advises faculty on matters concerning several functional areas, department and/or constituencies.
Develops, implements and adheres to policies regarding intellectual property in addition to negotiating and managing IP agreements and contracts of highly significant impact.
Recognized expertise in multiple disciplines of research. Demonstrated cutting-edge research capabilities.
Expert oral and written communication skills with a broad community of other researchers and scientists, community and school partners, program managers, funding agencies, media, and center managers. Advanced expertise in advocating for and representing the institution to its various publics.
Advanced management experience in academic and/or government agencies. Expert strategic planning, analytical, negotiation and political acumen skills. Expert knowledge in managing collaborations between academia, industrial and/or governmental agencies.
Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Expert ability to work collaboratively with dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff and students and other internal and external, diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs or research agenda.
Significant experience in academic administration, inter-institutional collaboration, and fundraising.
Leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated managerial expertise and advanced knowledge of educational and socio-cultural theory, policy, practice, and evaluation. Advanced ability to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Expert knowledge of current local, state, and national education policies, theories, and issues. Expert knowledge and understanding of K-14 educational equity programs and issues. Expert knowledge of relevant federal/state regulations and accountability/reporting requirements. Significant experience managing government and/or foundation grants.
Expert knowledge of pedagogical issues underlying student academic development and achievement for low-income, first generation students.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate emerging partnerships between higher education and K-12 education and expert ability to successfully identify key players and cultivate these relationships.
Significant knowledge of evaluation methodologies, data analysis procedures, and systems necessary to develop effective data management and evaluation systems.
Advanced skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management. Expert knowledge of organizational development strategies and practices.
Advanced degree in a related field, such as Doctorate in Education, Child Development, Psychology, Anthropology and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to April 26, 2021.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: