Executive Director Position at the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05234
Open date: January 21st, 2020
Last review date: Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 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: Sunday, Mar 1, 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 UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) invites applications for an Executive Director position whose experience in research and community service has prepared them to contribute to the Institute's commitment to diversity and excellence. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $117,556 to $146,404/year. Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.
BKI is a new interdisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research, education, and the practice of kindness, with the goal of empowering individuals and leaders to invest in building more humane societies. The mission of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is two-fold - to engage in best-in-class research on kindness, and to strategically turn that learning into real-world practices through education and dynamic local, national, and global partnerships. The Executive Director will report directly to the BKI's Director.
Responsibilities: As Executive Director for the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI):
In collaboration with the Director, the Executive Director will be the point-person for BKI, leading its outreach strategy and translating important and timely research that comes out of the BKI into real-world applications supported by science.
Engage in interdisciplinary research on kindness.
Engage in community outreach to build relationships with partners outside UCLA, creating new opportunities for innovation and collaboration.
In collaboration with the Director, plan, promote, and develop strategic plans to support the BKI's mission.
Assist the Director with hands-on approach to the Education and Practice components of BKI that support its growth programmatically and fiscally.
Communicate insights on kindness across traditional and new media platforms, through public events including conferences and symposiums and through private roundtables.
Develop relationships with state, county, and local agencies and work with them to identify research needs related to BKI's programs and policies, including education, sponsorship and collaborative activations with partners.
Work closely with the Director and/or other resources to develop goals to extend the footprint, reach, and impact of BKI in terms of education and practice deliverables to generate new leads for partnership and external-facing relationships.
Identify opportunities for enhanced, public-facing leadership on BKI topics and expansion/extension of our initiatives in key settings.
In coordination with the Director and College Communications, create a uniform and consistent public-facing messaging approach for BKI.
Represent BKI as needed and raise its profile and visibility to funders, partners, policymakers, and the public.
Coordinate all operational aspects of BKI outreach activity including oversight of budget, scheduling and integration/reporting requirements within the UCLA setting.
Supervise an Administrative Analyst.
Must have a Master's Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in related field of study, 5-10 plus years of experience in business development, education, marketing, public affairs or other relevant field. Ability to develop high- impact education programs as well as translate BKI learnings into creative real-world practices through strategic and scalable partnerships. The individual shall identify and develop concepts from BKI research to address real-world problems and opportunities and be able to engineer them into outward-facing projects and programs. BKI's external-facing activity will include both university and public settings. Relevant experience to successfully engage with academia, business, government, and NGOs. Ability to navigate organizations, build systems, connect people around shared goals. Leadership skills to collaborate, innovate, plan, act and react strategically. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills to convey complex scientific or technical concepts to public. Develop relationships with wide-ranging partners to build political and financial support. Possess a desire to make a strong positive impact in the BKI's mission and scientific research development. Self-starter with a team-player attitude. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and provide 2-3 letters of recommendation via UCLA Academic Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05234.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & 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. Benefits: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.