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Administrative Staff Director, Natural Reserves at University of California - Riverside

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Type: Full Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:



Full Time
8AM - 5PM
$60,100 - $118,300


The University of California Riverside Natural Reserve System (UCR NRS) administers 6 of 39 reserves within the University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS). In addition there are three satellite reserves under UCR's purview. As a Campus Administrative Director for the Natural Reserves, the incumbent will work on-campus to provide essential administrative & logistical support to site staff & their operations. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting and facilitating programmatic activities for UCR NRS with joint responsibility for most administrative, budgetary and development activities. Working within an administrative unit and reporting to UCR's Campus Faculty Director the incumbent works to support personnel of the UCR NRS in a variety of ways to include grant writing to bolster research, teaching and outreach, fund raising to increase NRS philanthropy and donorship, strategic planning in support of consensus related to long-range goals for UCR NRS and implementing programmatic initiatives, both directly and in a supporting role, to increase visibility of UCR NRS sites. A key component of this role is responsibility for administrative oversight to the UCR NRS Advisory Committee. In addition to working closely with committee members & Faculty Director, the incumbent also interacts with a broad audience of stakeholders to include UC NRS Systemwide office, all staff of the UCR NRS, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Dean, the Financial & Administrative Officer within the administrative unit and campus affiliates providing services to UCR NRS. The incumbent will also engage external stakeholders to include government & private agencies, academic bodies and other sectors as appropriate. This recruitment is for a career position. Please note that 3 years of funding has been secured at this time. It is our goal to retain this position in career status beyond three year commitment, subject to funding availability. Interviews are expected to be scheduled during the week of July 15.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

PhD or similar, preferably in research related field.



Valid Driver License.



4 - 7 years of related experience.

Experience with fundraising strategies, including donor cultivation and events management.

Minimum of 3 years of experience in field research.

Experience facilitating university level research and supporting University classes at a field station.

Minimum of 3 years of experience utilizing formal project management techniques.

Minimum of 3 years experience with management plan preparation that include state & federal regulatory compliance.

Minimum of 3 years of experience facilitating K-12, outreach, adult education, etc.

Experience with operations at a remote field station & land stewardship and management.



Ability to travel up to 20%

Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and/or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and/or personnel management.
Knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Demonstrated skill and experience in program development.
Demonstrated grant writing experience and success, including skills in developing successful proposals for extramural support.
Self-sufficient with minimal management direction with a willingness to assume responsibility readily and the ability to delegate to and influence those who are not direct reports.
Demonstrated organizational leadership skills and experience.
Skill and experience facilitating infrastructure and facilities maintenance and improvement projects.
Skills and experience in information technology to include GIS, database management & efficient use of web resources.
Ability to work both on campus and at remote sites when needed. Ability to provide transportation to remote locations. Travel up to 20%.



In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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