Assistant Director, Principal Leadership Institute and Director, Institute of Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04475
Assistant Director, Principal Leadership Institute Director, Institute of Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity (Payroll title: Academic Administrator VI)
Center X in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Principal Leadership Institute and Director of the Institute of Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment (payroll title: Academic Administrator VI).
Center X is a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. The Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) trains and supports a diverse group of individuals committed to the principles of academic excellence, equity, and integrity as a way to maximize achievement and opportunity for students in urban schools. The Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA offers a rigorous 15-month program aligned with the California Administrative Professional Expectations (CAPEs) that will prepare the next generation of urban school leaders. The program grants a Master's degree and completion of the courses required for the California Tier I Administrative Credential. Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience in at least two of these three areas: 1) school-site administrator in high-need K-12 public schools, 2) Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements and functioning, and 3) program administration at an institution of higher education.
The Institute of Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity supports educators in transforming their schools into more effective spaces for educating culturally diverse students by developing their knowledge base around teaching and learning that is equity focused and culturally relevant, responsive and sustaining. It's focus is to work collaboratively with educators in examining the important connections between culture and teaching and learning by working with schools and districts to engage them in identifying processes and strategies that push educators to reimagine relationships, policies, teaching and learning through a cultural and equity lens.
The successful candidate will serve as Assistant Director of the Principal Leadership Institute and Director of the Institute of Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity. In PLI, the Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director in the development and implementation of program plans, fostering excellence in teaching, scholarship and outreach related to leader preparation and support, and effectively representing program constituents at local, regional, state, and national meetings. The Assistant Director is responsible for providing intellectual and functional support related to: program design and implementation; research and evaluation on the program, its courses, faculty and staff; resources and staffing; community outreach; professional development initiatives, fundraising, grant writing and teaching.
The Director of ICSEE develops and oversees an ambitious program of professional development and leadership training for teachers and leaders in greater Los Angeles.
Under the direction of the PLI Director, the core responsibilities of the PLI Assistant Director include:
Preparation and coordination of all related accreditation activities and program reporting
Respond to student conduct issues and faculty concerns
Coordinate scheduling and staffing of all PLI classes
Ensure that appointments comply with the Unit 18 bargaining contract
Oversee the admissions
Maintain communication and collaboration with PLI at Berkeley and other Administrative Credential programs
Teach PLI courses
Represent PLI at district, local, regional, state and national meetings
Core ICSEE responsibilities include:
Developing and administering professional development programs in alignment with the goals and vision of Center X while meeting the needs of teachers, school districts and the university
Establishing and maintaining a liaison with local and county schools in the pursuit of generating ICSEE contracts and professional development activities in those schools and districts.
Obtain additional funding for the ICSEE project via grant opportunities and/or partnerships.
Commitment to social justice in education
Vision and creativity around educator preparation and leadership, and educational transformation in urban schools
Earned doctorate in Education or related field required
Holds a current California Administrative Services Credential
Excellent communication skills and creative and collaborative problem-solving abilities
Experience with the preparation of pre-service/in-service leaders for culturally diverse school populations
Knowledge of current educational theories and research related to leader development, school reform, education in urban communities, and equity pedagogies
Knowledge of education policy and practice in California
Experience working collaboratively with educational leaders from PK-12 and willingness to be actively involved with local, state, regional, national, and international organizations concerned with educator preparation and development
Enthusiasm for inquiry and research
Proven leadership, facilitation and relationship-building skills
Background in program administration, leadership, personnel management, and budgeting
Experience in academic / research unit including demonstrated research skills and grant development
Knowledge of California accreditation and credentialing processes, standards and review procedures
Required documents include a) a cover letter describing your qualifications; b) a curriculum vita; c) sample teaching evaluations; d) the contact information of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation (all individuals will be asked to provide letters of recommendations; and e) an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI statement) that describes the candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website beginning April 4, 2019. The deadline for applications to be submitted is April 23, 2019.
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 and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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
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.
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.