Deputy Director

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jul 03, 2024
Full time Management

Job Description

Deputy Director


University of California Los Angeles


Budgeted Pay Scale:


Full Salary Range: USD $78,800.00/Yr. - USD $175,000.00/Yr.


Department Summary

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) was founded in 1969 as a research institute dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Native communities. The AISC serves as a hub of activities for Indigenous students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community, as well as serving as a bridge between the academy and indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally. We foster innovative academic research by students and faculty, publish leading scholarship in the field of American Indian Studies, and support events and programming focused on indigenous issues. The Center also works in collaboration with some of the country's most influential and respected scholars writing and teaching in American Indian Studies today, who have made UCLA one of the highest ranked and most respected universities in the field.


Position Summary

Under the guidance of the Center director, the deputy director oversees the overall activities of the Center, providing general supervision over unit coordinators within the Center's structure (Center Administration Management, TLCEE, Press/Publications, Library, External Affairs), and providing collaborative support in resolving issues and problems as they arise. Responsibilities include oversight of all Center communications, events and special projects; fund development and grant writing; and assistance with developing policy and legislative agendas. The deputy director also serves as the managing editor of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal.


Salary & Compensation

*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit to discover benefits that start on day one, and to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.




• 3-5 Years Supervisory/Management experience (Preferred)

• Experience in Peer-review publishing including line editing and developmental editing, with a preference for previous work/education/life experience in Native Studies and/or Native communities. (Preferred)

• Previous experience working with research in a school or professional setting. (Preferred)

• Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a high-volume environment with attention to detail and healthy working relationships (Required)

• Excellent writing skills sufficient to draft correspondence, meeting and research summaries, presentations, as well as assist in preparing informational and technical materials. (Required)

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, to create complex charts, graphs and PowerPoint for research presentations, materials and manuscripts for publishing. (Required)

• Excellent verbal skills sufficient to interact with executive leadership, faculty, research staff, administrative staff and the external audiences of the Center. (Required)

• Interpersonal skills to communicate and interact effectively with individuals from all levels within the organization including, faculty, staff, students, community partners, legislators, and the public. Ability to work as part of a team collaborating with co- workers to complete tasks. (Required)

• Skill in analyzing information, problem solving, and procedures to define a problem or objective; identify concerns; formulate logical and objective conclusions and recommend solutions. Ability to be proactive in tackling projects and completing tasks. (Required)

• Demonstrated skill in working independently, organizing workflow, establishing productive work environment, and following through on assignments with minimal supervision. (Required)

• Demonstrated ability to organize and implement the logistical requirements of events, which include workshops, webinars and policy report briefings. Detail oriented, with excellent organizational and documentation skills sufficient to manage multiple projects and meet often-competing deadlines. (Required)

• Demonstrated skill in operating office equipment such as a copier, printer, scanner and computer. Ability to change ink cartridge and/or toner, follow through on maintenance of office machinery and servicing as required. (Required)

• Demonstrated strong understanding of and experience with social media platforms and digital marketing strategies that have delivered proven results. (Preferred)

• Working knowledge of UCLA and UC policies and procedures governing administration of contract, subaward, and grant-funded programs. (Preferred)

• Knowledge of purchasing procedures, and ability to master complex University accounting rules and procedures and ability to determine the supply and equipment needs of the Center's stakeholders. (Preferred)


Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations


• Bachelor's Degree American Indian/Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, or related field, or equivalent work experience. (Required) And

• Master's Degree American Indian/Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, or related field, or equivalent work experience. (Preferred) Or

• PhD American Indian/Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, or related field, or equivalent work experience. (Preferred)


Special Conditions for Employment


• Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

• Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.



9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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