Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 3208571
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Academic Coordinator - Director of Strategic Programs and Business Development

Job #JPF02240
College of Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Santa Barbara
Open date: July 6th, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Program Scope and Complexity:
Strategic Programs serves as a gateway to academic and philanthropic partnerships, fostering collaborations between external industry, foundations and government customers, the program identifies areas of need and develops custom proposals to meet those needs through workshops, board meetings, and topic-specific events.

As a part of Strategic Programs and Business Development, the Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) is a fee-based program dedicated to continuing to educate dedicated corporations about engineering and sciences at UCSB, to solicit their involvement in capstone activity, and to enhance UCSB's rankings.

The Director of Strategic Programs and Business development will oversee activities that advance interdisciplinary research, enhance donor support and coordinate College of Engineering industry outreach activities, including through the CAP program. By providing organizational leadership to the Program and fostering an environment which inspires collaborations across a broad spectrum of disciplines and researchers, the Director's role is essential to garnering strategic alliances and research collaborations, securing donor streams,
and providing industry contacts for students which can be leveraged into job opportunities

The Director leads all functions that would involve strategic programs both from an internal and external perspective, by managing business development activities and opportunities that lead to expansion and growth of new opportunities with corporations. The Director acts as a liaison with Development and other campus groups involved in strategic initiatives, and manages outreach and engagement programs. The Director also meets with donors and prospects, ensures effective faculty presentations, identifies research proposals which meet the needs of the sponsors, performs due diligence during the process to ensure effective proposals which advance the complementary goals of the sponsors and the faculty and research groups. Develops and manages marketing campaigns that require expertise in content development, faculty coordination, and event management.
The Director is responsible for developing and overseeing the operating budget for the unit. Secures contracts, gifts and donor pledges from industry sponsors, monitors and allocates budgets for each project.

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

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD in Engineering or relevant physical science.

    Preferred qualifications
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • 5 years or more of experience coordinating large-scale, multifaceted academia/research/industry efforts
  • Experience in management and coordination of symposiums, conferences, workshops
  • Expertise in building and nurturing cooperative partnerships with academic, industry, government, and philanthropic organizations.
  • Experience organizing and executing philanthropic efforts

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

    Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

    Applicants will be required to provide the contact information for three references who will be solicited for letters of recommendation upon submission of the application. The application will not be complete until the letters are solicited.

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    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.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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