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Director of Mentoring Initiatives

Position overview

Position title: Director of Mentoring Initiatives
Salary range: $72,015-$86,701
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 7/1/2023
Position duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding availability

Application Window

Open date: March 1, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Mar 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 21, 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 Director of Mentoring Initiatives is a full time appointment that reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning at the University of California Santa Barbara. The Director will contribute to development, implementation, and assessment of the mentoring initiatives for the entirety of UC Santa Barbara’s diverse undergraduate population. Initially, the Director will contribute to the development of the Maximizing Students’ Potential (MAX) Program, a pilot program bringing together specialized learning opportunities, undergraduate mentoring, and undergraduate research for students in overenrolled majors. At the development stage, the Director will collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Transitions Director in the Office of Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs staff, faculty, and undergraduate students. At the implementation stage, the Director will be responsible for leading training for students, which may include teaching credit-bearing courses and/or running training sessions separate from courses; work with the AVC for Teaching and Learning on implementing different elements of the program; and collaborate with faculty members in the majors in which students are enrolled to coordinate and support undergraduate learning mentors. At the assessment stage, in collaboration with the UCSB Assessment Coordinator, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing program evaluation protocol. The Director will also collaborate with other units in the Office of Teaching and Learning to ensure that separate mentoring initiatives are integrated under a common set of principles, practices, and training, and may contribute to the coordination of those efforts in collaboration with others.

Collaborate with faculty, departments, and other units to coordinate aspects of existing program and build new programs

Contribute to the articulation of the campus’s comprehensive ecosystem for holistic mentoring.

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• M.A. required with 2 or more years of teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience required before applying.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• 1-2 years experience in design and implementation of research-based activities to support learning;
• Familiar with asset-based pedagogical practices
• 1-2 years experience working with undergraduate students in an instructional and/or mentoring capacity
• 2+ years experience coordinating and managing large-scale projects

Preferred qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse audiences involved in mentorship programs
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse populations, including senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and the public.
• Familiarity with research literature on equitable and inclusive academic mentoring
• Evidence of commitment to equitable and inclusive learning
• Ability to facilitate collaborative work across departments
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent interpersonal communication, written reports and correspondence, and presentations for large and small audiences.
• Experience working with underrepresented minority and/or under-served populations.
• Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects at different levels.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

3 professional and/or academic references. Contact information only is acceptable. In the event that an applicant is selected as the finalist, the department will conduct a reference check before extending an offer.

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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