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The Walter H. Capps Center at UCSB hiring Associate Director

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: California, United States
    Position: Other Professional

    The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for the Associate Director position, a full-time Academic Coordinator II. This is a 12 month fiscal year appointment (non-tenure track). The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal based on excellent performance and administrative approval. The Associate Director (AD) assists the Capps Center Director in developing and implementing programming consistent with the mission of the Center, including a public lecture series, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other programming opportunities. The Center runs approximately 12 public events per year. In addition, the Center co-sponsors and cooperates in the production of campus lectures, film screenings and panel discussions, as well as community-based cultural events and lectures that actively engage the ‘out of college’ audience with the humanities. Under the direction of the Center Director and the Center’s advisory committee, the AD helps to plan a variety of events involving faculty, students, and visiting speakers on campus and in the community. The AD also manages public relations and outreach to the community and develops strong working relationships with relevant departments, campus units and community organizations to reach the overall goals of the Capps Center. Under the direction of the Center Director, the AD also assists relevant faculty in developing public programming during the academic year for the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies (approximately 8 to 10 hours per week during the academic year).

    Program Administration
    The AD performs administrative functions, serving as a key contact for all visiting speakers, UCSB faculty, staff and students, and the off-campus community. The AD oversees the coordination and implementation of all Center activities and interacts with public and government officials, authors, and other public figures. The AD is also responsible for assisting the Director in implementing research and learning support opportunities for UCSB students and faculty associated with the Center. The AD attends all Capps Center events (occasional evenings and weekends). The AD also assists with programming for UCSB’s Taubman symposia in Jewish Studies, which entails supervision and coordination of public events (occasional evenings and weekends).

    General Administration and Supervision
    The AD supervises the part-time student employees and staff of the Center, with the exception of the Academic Coordinator for the McCune Internships program who reports directly to the Center Director. The AD assists the Director with the financial management and the development of external grant applications.

    Program Analysis and Evaluation
    The AD analyzes the Center’s budget and prepares regular and ad hoc reports to the Center Director and advisory committee on the Center’s finances, grant writing and reporting, and program analysis. The AD monitors the demographics of program attendance and works with other campus centers and programs both to coordinate co-sponsored events and to ensure diversity of participants and audience. The AD assists the Director in writing and editing grant proposals and reports.

    Minimum Qualification
    • M.A. in the humanities or social sciences

    Additional Qualifications
    • Experience working within an academic institution
    • Research-related knowledge of public humanities engagement and how multiple publics matter
    • Experience coordinating public events
    • Strong management/administrative and organizational skills
    • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize, conduct and manage multiple projects
    • Experience in financial management
    • Experience in program evaluation
    • Supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated grant writing ability

    Preferred Qualification
    • PhD in the humanities or social sciences

    For primary consideration, submit completed application including cover letter and C.V. by October 9, 2017, to Three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded by recommenders at Questions may be addressed to Professor Kathleen Moore, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, at

    The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and services as appropriate to the position.

    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.

    Professor Kathleen Moore
    Chair of the Department of Religious Studies

    Primary Category: None
    Secondary Categories: None
    Closing Date: 12/25/2017

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