Position Description: UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative champions nonpartisan, evidence-based domestic policy solutions that improve the economic, political, and social landscape for Latinos and other communities of color in states and localities across the U.S. through research, advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership development. LPPI leverages UCLA's cross-disciplinary strengths to create an enterprise-wide home for Latino policy with internal research programs focused on criminal justice, health access, housing and economic opportunity, and voting and democracy.
Under the general direction of LPPI's founding director and faculty directors of research, the Deputy Director serves as part of the UCLA LPPI's executive team. Under the direction of UCLA LPPI's founding director, the Deputy Director will be responsible for the creation and implementation of core policy, initiatives, programs, research, and public outreach as well as for securing institutional and extramural resources to support these priorities. The Deputy Director will manage a dynamic team to develop and execute UCLA LPPI's short- and long-term goals and objectives. The Deputy Director is expected to provide advice and counsel UCLA LPPI's founding director, and serve as liaison with affiliated faculty, students, campus administrators, advisory board, and philanthropic partners on a variety of issues.
Duties will include: developing and implementing strategies related to UCLA LPPI's research and advocacy agenda; designing and facilitating civic engagement initiatives and external-facing forums; leading a sustained and successful fundraising strategy; writing and editing academic and public scholarship; providing oversight for the organization's overall budget and financial reporting obligations; building and maintaining partnerships with community organizations and policy advocacy networks; representing the organization in key venues of community engagement and policy advocacy through presentations and public lectures; overseeing the creation of strategic plans, budgets, and financial reports for donors, administrators, and faculty; with the founding director, hiring and supervising staff and policy fellows; and working with key partner organizations on innovative research-practice projects in California and across the country. The Deputy Director is also required to serve as the founding director's representative as needed in a wide variety of settings both on and off-campus to develop external partnerships, facilitate philanthropic opportunities, and increase the public profile and impact of UCLA LPPI.
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.