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Education Coordinator for the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability (Academic Coordinator I)

Position overview

Position title: Education Coordinator for the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 36 and Table 36N for the salary range.
The salary range for this position is $57,100 - $108,703.
“Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: As soon as possible
Position duration: Appointment is expected to run 100% in the 2023-2024 academic year. Re-appointment in the position is contingent on satisfactory performance and on available funding; this position is renewable on a year-to-year basis.

Application Window

Open date: January 23, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Feb 7, 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, Jun 30, 2023 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

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Education Coordinator.

The Education Coordinator (EC) serves as primary departmental outreach and industry liaison programs contact, including for Actuarial Science, Data Science, and Financial Mathematics undergraduate programs, and the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (CFMAR). The Coordinator administers and oversees multiple aspects of the Actuarial Science Program, including scholarships, team projects’ logistics, Society of Actuaries liaison, Corporate Affiliate program, Advisory Board liaison, and other programmatic activities. The Education Coordinator supports undergraduate students by providing career connections through coordinating recruitment events and information sessions with employers and industry leaders. The EC works closely with and serves as the staff advisor to the UCSB Actuary Association and the Data Science Club.

The Education Coordinator organizes annual actuarial events, including Career Fair, Actuary Day, California Actuarial Student Summit, and other quarterly or annual programmatic activities. The Coordinator contacts and engages PSTAT alumni for partnership with the Department and student clubs. This includes design and dissemination of marketing materials. This position maintains a social media presence and actively participates in fundraising activities, including working closely with Development Office. This position coordinates recruitment of PALIISADS scholars, creating and updating marketing, recruitment and web materials. It is also responsible for PALIISADS committees, acting as main liaison with the financial aid office at UCSB, and is the point of contact with subcontracted institutions. This position provides remote support for the annual PALIISADS meeting, as well as coordinating outreach to partner organizations and institutions. It is also responsible for the annual NSF project report, including tracking of scholar data, project activities and updating the PALIISADS website to include monthly online social events and gatherings.

The EC assists the Actuarial Science Director, CFMAR Director, and business officer in the planning, design, organization and implementation of long-range vision, goals and objectives in the context of career placement, development, alumni relations, and industry connections. Supervises student work-study assistants assigned to specific events, career development workshops, and media publishing tasks. The EC also oversees the hiring and onboarding of undergraduate learning assistants for PSTAT courses.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • At a minimum, applicants should have a Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Art in the area of Statistics, Education Administration, Communication, Social Science, or related field at time of application
Preferred qualifications
  • Master’s Degree is preferred, but not required.

  • A track record of strong communication skills and ability to connect with a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry liaisons, students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  • Experience in working in higher education, development/fundraising, event planning, or program administration is desired.

  • Knowledge of communication/media outreach methods (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat are essential for the job.

  • The ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects.

  • Experience in mentoring and advising of students

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 3-4 references. References will only be contacted if candidate becomes a finalist.

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Campus Information

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA