Manager of Inclusive Excellence, Funding and Development
University of California Merced
Location: Merced, California
Internal Number: 3539393
Manager of Inclusive Excellence, Funding and Development
University of California Merced
Job ID 42153
Full/Part Time Full Time
Hiring Range Approved Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000 (commensurate with experience)
Job Closing Date Initial Applicant Review will begin on or around October 31st and will continue through selection.
About UC Merced The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.
About the Job
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, the Manager of Inclusive Excellence Funding and Development will oversee the strategic design and implementation of the Division of Equity, Justice, and Inclusive Excellence (EJIE)'s grant funding efforts supported by entities such as the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) among others. The Manager will collaborate with campus partners to seek grant funding and engage in implementing programs and initiatives stemming from these efforts. Further, the Manager will seek to create a grants clearinghouse of prospective public, private and non-profit donors seeking to further UC Merced's service to underrepresented and historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff.
The Manager will also be able to successfully implement events, workshops, training, programming, and initiatives to meet the needs of diverse faculty, staff, and students. Insights gained from measured outcomes will help inform policies and practices to support and retain UCM faculty, staff, and students. Functions as an experienced professional with a full understanding of how to carry out diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in compliance with government legislation and management directives.
Associate Deans for Equity, Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
Academic Personnel Office
Office of Informational Technology
Center for Teaching and Engagement
Division of Research
1. Builds strategic partnerships with relevant campus units and individuals and seek grant funding to enhance inclusive excellence at UC Merced. 2. Develops a database of grant funding sources and opportunities and maintains clearinghouse responsibilities for informing campus partners regarding the availability of grant funding sources that enhance UCM's ability to serve underrepresented and historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff. 3. Develops a proactive strategy to increase institutional understanding of the inclusive excellence framework and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 4. Collaborates with critical campus partners and EJIE teammates to implement regional, statewide, and local conferences hosted by UC Merced. 5. Collaborates with Associate Deans for Equity, Justice, and Inclusive Excellence in each School for the purpose of applying for and implementing Advancing Faculty Diversity Recruitment and Retention Grants. 6. Works on Diversity Recruitment and Retention Grants. *LI-RM1
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, social science, STEM, business administration, economics, or a related field and three years of directly related, progressively responsible experience in fundraising, grant writing, and/or involvement in EJIE efforts. (Required)
Advanced degree - in social science, STEM, or related fields and experience working with faculty and staff. (Preferred)
Grant writing skills with demonstrated success in securing grants.
Experience in working within higher education context. Understanding of research processes.
Demonstrated success in organizing events, and facilitating workshops, trainings, and programs.
Experience creating, overseeing, and completing initiatives.
Strong communications skills and relationship management skills.
Marketing and communication savvy.
Experience working with Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS)
Budget management skills preferred
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
How to Apply: An online application is required for each position to apply.The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.
Vaccination Program Policy:
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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy: The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
E-Verify: All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.