Position Description: Located in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Center X is a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. Incumbent directs the UCLA Center X Parent Empowerment Programs. The overarching duties of the Director of Parent Empowerment Programs are predominately administrative in nature, although the administration may include participation in, as well as the overseeing of, programs involving professional learning, teaching, research, and/or academically based public service. The Director of Parent Empowerment Programs designs, administers and evaluates long- and short-term professional development programs that align with the goals and vision of Center X. Major domains of responsibility include: fund development via contracts (sales & service) and grant writing; administering and designing programs that meet parent, teacher, school district, and university needs, and align to state and national standards; providing direct supervision of the Parent Empowerment Programs team; and actively participating in the Center X programs. Major responsibilities associated with project contracts & grants include grant project management, developing scopes of work into hierarchies of sub-projects, establishing timelines, milestones, and project logic models, analyzing dependencies and critical path, securing and allocating essential human resources, monitoring and reporting on deliverables, identifying and adapting to unanticipated issues, ensure effective intra-project communication to partners, and establish an organizational structure with clear reporting lines. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigators, and following the guidance of the Executive Director, the Director of Center X Parent Empowerment Programs is responsible for high level leadership and day-to-day project oversight to ensure all Parent Empowerment Programs contract, grant, and projects are aligned with the mission, guiding principles, and goals of Center X and funding agencies; and that objectives are met on time and on budget. Incumbent serves as a critical thought partner for other Center X programs, specifically in regards to curriculum, pedagogy, and innovations in elementary and secondary parent engagement. Design, plan, and implement programs for novice and experienced K-12 educators when needed. Establish and maintain a liaison with local, county, and state departments.
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.