Arts Research Institute Managing Director

University of California, Santa Cruz

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Job #: 1908932

Full Time; Career

Starting Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Involves oversight and coordination of research grant programs, including program development, planning and evaluation, peer review and applicant relations, grant application and award management, and synthesis and dissemination of research findings.

The Arts Division’s Arts Research Institute (ARI) has for over a decade served to enhance the national and international prominence of the arts at UC Santa Cruz by funding faculty publications, performances, exhibitions, and curation, and by increasing the quality and vitality of research and creative work in theory, scholarship, and practice in the arts. The ARI is presently expanding its capacity to secure extramural funding in support of the arts and interdisciplinary collaborations, supporting divisional faculty-led centers and initiatives that simultaneously foster the quality of graduate and undergraduate education.


The Managing Director of the Arts Division’s Arts Research Institute (ARI) oversees research development and administration within the Arts Division, working with research centers / initiatives within the Arts as well as leading the coordination of cross-divisional and multi-campus arts and research collaborations. The Director develops vision in conjunction with the Dean’s Office and participates in short- and long-term strategic planning for grant-making, program evaluation, and research strategies. Director independently manages and develops large, complex research grant programs / initiatives, leading a team of research development / administration professionals and working with Arts faculty research leaders to achieve program objectives.

  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Highly advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Expert ability to formulate solutions, new program development, alternative choices and implications for implementation.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Highly developed ability to work collaboratively with faculty leads as well as internal and external peers, managers and teams.

How to Apply

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 11-04-2019


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @ A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on October 25