Skip to main content

Education Department: History and Civics Project Program Manager (Open until filled. Apply by 9/30/19)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 29th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The History & Civics Project (HCP) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Program Manager position. The mission of The History & Civics Project, a regional site of the California History –Social Science Project, is to improve the teaching and learning of history and civics in California schools. Through a variety of grants and contracts, the HCP provides professional development and support to K-12 educators and agencies and works closely with educational agencies on various projects.

Under the direction of the site director and principal investigator, the Program Manager will provide oversight and coordination across project initiatives and programs to ensure they align with Project objectives and capacity; manage event planning; execute outreach and publicity processes; oversee the collection, reporting, and entry of data; manage and administer grants and contracts and their accompanying budgets; provide general oversight of the HCP’s daily operations; determine and oversee project needs including staff and academic personnel resources, participants’ access to facilities (on and off-campus) and equipment; contribute to literature and resource reviews; collaborate with the site director and principal investigator to develop targeted programs and materials; and serve as a liaison among various constituencies on campus and in the K-12 community. The position requires that the selected candidate possess strong communication and project-management skills, work accurately with close attention to detail, and be proficient with varied computer applications. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.

Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Project management experience;
  • Experience with writing or administering grants;
  • Background in history or the social sciences, which might include a graduate or undergraduate degree in history or the social sciences, extracurricular undergraduate courses in history or the social sciences, or public history work; and/or
  • Administrative or teaching experience in K-12 educational settings

Academic Coordinator I

Starting salary range of $53,304-$55,378, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the appointment’s percentage of time.

Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application.

As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

Initial appointment will be at fifty percent time (50%) for a period of twelve-months, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00751-20T in all correspondence.

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by September 30, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.

Visit the Apo Web Site at


Job location

Santa Cruz, California


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

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

  • Professional References (provide a minimum of two and a maximum of three) - List of professional references with their contact information. References of applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted by the Search Committee.