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Central California Writing Project (CCWP) Associate Director

Position overview

Position title: Central California Writing Project (CCWP) Associate Director
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by step and level at appointment. See the scale titled, Academic Coordinator Fiscal Year Non-exempt. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated step and level, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position is $12,000-$15,000 (based on a full-time salary range of $60,000- $75,000).
Percent time: Part-time , 20%-35%
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, 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.

Application Window

Open date: September 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Aug 30, 2024 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.

Position description

Professor Emerita of Education and Central California Writing Project (CCWP) Site Director Judith Scott, invites applications for the position CCWP Associate Director. Under the direction of Dr. Scott, the CCWP Associate Director will create and carry out educational professional development programs that focus on writing; contribute to the administration and facilitation of CCWP through expertise in fiscal management including grant and contract administration; and will assist in the supervision of potential administrative assistants.

The associate director will collaborate with Dr. Scott in the creation and orchestration of professional development programs; provide logistical support for teacher consultants; serve as a liaison between various constituencies; oversee the collection, reporting, and entry of data; work collaboratively with the directors and principal investigators; and maintain budgets. The position requires that the selected candidate possess strong communication and problem-solving skills, create a friendly and accessible office environment; work accurately with close attention to detail, and be proficient in a variety of computer applications. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.

Applicants who possess any of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Knowledge of the field of education and writing instruction.
  • Familiarity with fiscal management at UCSC.
  • Expertise in grant writing.
  • Experience working with teachers and educators in the Region 5 (Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties).

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in education or a field relevant to the advertised position.
  • Teaching Credential (Multiple Subject or Secondary English or Social Studies).
  • Experience working with English language learners.
  • Experience providing professional development for teachers.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will conduct reference checks for the applicants who are under serious consideration.

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application.

  • Teaching and Professional Development Statement - Statement that addresses your teaching experience as well as your experience with professional development of teachers.


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