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POST DATE 8/18/2019
END DATE 8/31/2019

University of California - Davis Davis, CA

Davis, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


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Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd
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$7,725.00 - $19,183.33 / MO.
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100% Fixed, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
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The School of Education was established in 2002, building on an 85-year tradition at UC Davis of working to strengthen public education. The School offers preparation for the California teaching credential, masters and doctoral-level programs for both educational researchers and practitioners, and professional development for educators throughout California and around the country. The School is organized into 6 functional units which are comprised of approximately 75 staff FTE, with an operating budget of approximately $13 M. The School of Education is home to eight externally funded research and outreach centers that focus on areas such as increasing access to science for diverse youth, building effective community college leadership, and supporting innovative strategies for teaching and learnings. The Director of Research and Partnerships administers an annual budget of approximately $5M.
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Job Summary:
Under general direction of the Dean, provides vision and intellectual leadership for research and outreach activities in the School of Education, serves as Executive Director of Researching Excellence in Education (REEd) Center.

Works closely with faculty, staff and extramurally funded programs housed within the School of Education to enhance the visibility of the School via relevant, effective, efficient and sustainable entrepreneurial activities, and the development of partnerships with a broad range of educational constituents and participants, including teachers, schools, districts, county offices of education, state and federal agencies, and policymakers.

Creates and delivers high quality, research-based programs and services through one or more of the following or similar strategies: a) generation of independent or collaborative research or public education initiatives, b) delivery of professional learning opportunities and/or c) university-school projects that draw on interests and expertise from a broad base of the academic faculty and staff from the School of Education and across the UC Davis campus, and constituents in the field.

Responds to emerging initiatives and optimizes School of Education resources in responding to regional, state and national needs. Provides ongoing organizational and programmatic review to continually identify opportunities for improving revenues to fund both new and existing programs. Develops and participates in opportunities for writing grant proposals and fee for service contracts in collaboration with faculty and staff in School of Education.

Oversees the REEd program directors and support staff, provides for operational resources and direction, and ensures compliance with University policies and procedures. Insures that projects and activities align with the mission of REEd and the School of Education in order to ensure sustainability and growth and to promote cohesiveness and collaboration. Physical Demands:
Ability to lift 25 lbs of printed material.
Work Environment:
Valid CA Driver's license and frequent travel required.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field.

Experience in P-16 school settings, in teacher and school leadership professional development, education services for children and families, and/ or field-based practitioner directed field research.

Experience with strategic development, planning and fiscal management.

Successful experience in professional development activities, grant development, preparation, editing and publication, educational research activities, and long-term monitoring of collaborative projects.

Experience and exceptional communication skills to work with a broad, diverse spectrum of professionals concerned with public education, including teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum and instruction personnel, elected and appointed officials, professional organization representatives, university faculty and administrators.

Professional presentation skills, with the skills to write for and speak to multiple audiences.

Extensive experience in coordinating or directing policy, practice, research and/or technical assistance for local as well as regional, statewide and national education systems.

In-depth understanding of public school and school reform practice and policy in California and the nation, and of the multicultural context of California and its implications for education.

Experience successfully competing for large-scale private, state and/or federal grants.

Demonstrated insight into emerging initiatives in educational policy and practice, and funding.

Demonstrated understanding of the university academic environment, scholarly research, and the benefits of research-based practice. Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated understanding of the policy context for collaborative children's services in California and the nation. Understanding of the state and federal legislative processes and the interaction of policy, research, and practice.

Demonstrated success in providing community school collaborative improvement efforts. Quick Link To This Position:*quickFind=83211
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