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Initial Review Date (IRD): 01-25-2021
NOTE:Position open until filled. Next review of applicants will be on March 5, 2021.
Dept Marketing Statement The mission of the Arts Research Institute is to support and promote research and creative practice in the arts, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and elevate the public profile of the arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Arts Division is home to dynamic research and creative production in the visual arts, digital arts and media, film, games and playable media, history of art and visual culture, music, dance and theater arts, work that often engages the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. We are committed to supporting the diverse artists and scholars of our campus in an environment of respect, support, innovation and exploration.
We do this by:
building and supporting Arts Division maker and research initiatives
coordinating and managing strategic planning and fundraising to elevate the visibility of the arts
placing equity and inclusion at the center of our work
coordinating cross-divisional, multi-campus, national, and international arts collaborations
administering the ARI faculty grant program
The Research Development Analyst bolsters research collaboration to elevate the public profile of arts research and creative production at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the Arts Research Institute (ARI), the incumbent will assist Arts Division faculty investigators in developing competitive grant proposals as well as collaborate with ARI leadership to write grants and foundation proposals to support the core activities of the Arts Research Institute. The Research Development Analyst will offer training and workshops on grant seeking and professional writing and communication; support faculty grant writing; and assist in publicizing the Arts Division's ARI awards and achievements. Additionally, the incumbent will play a key role in helping to increase institutional partnerships, competitive proposal submissions, and funding for the Arts Research Institute and its affiliated centers and research clusters. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the state of arts as well as interdisciplinary research funding, the role of the artist in the university environment, and the granting priorities of foundations and federal agencies.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Up to $76,000/Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Work closely with the Director of the ARI and other stakeholders to (a) identify and publicize arts grant opportunities (b) increase the number of, and improve the competitiveness of, grant applications, and (c) provide training and other educational tools related to grant and narrative development, to further support faculty in pursuing funding for research and creative practice.
Participate in preparation of funding applications of individual Arts Division faculty, including the alignment of budgets with research objectives.
Participate in preparation of funding applications of arts research centers and research clusters, including applications that support graduate researchers.
Participate in preparation of applications, including writing, in response to funding opportunities, particularly those that are institutionally cross-cutting in nature, to pursue major multi- and interdisciplinary research aligned with the ARI strategic plan.
As appropriate, provide grant/proposal strategic advice and editing, to support faculty in developing high-quality competitive grant applications for research and training activities.
Assist ARI leadership in the identification and development of appropriate teams of faculty investigators to pursue large, multidisciplinary funding opportunities (including cross divisional).
20% - Faculty Development and Professional Communication
Develop educational trainings, seminars, and workshops related to professional writing and communication and grant manuscript preparation for Arts Division faculty.
Lead professional academic writing workshops.
Work with divisional graduate student Research Development Fellow to support graduate student research development.
Work with individual faculty to develop their scholarly writing products.
Remain abreast of current trends, research, and conversations in arts funding and research; the scholarship of teaching and learning; national and international grants and fellowships; and writing and professional communication fields.
15% - Public Communication and Events
In collaboration with Institute leadership, coordinate ARI outreach efforts by managing news content on the website, in the ARI newsletter, and via ARI's social media outlets, highlighting the research accomplishments of Arts Division faculty and promoting ARI events.
Coordinate with University Relations, Office of Research and Arts Division staff to promote and report appropriate grant and fellowship awards and highlights across campus and to a wider local and national audience.
In partnership with other campus entities, assist with organizing events related to faculty grants research and writing development (i.e. discussions with program officers, peer to peer writing groups, guest speakers, etc.).
5% - Other
Professional development and other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of research development, grant proposal development, and private and public funding mechanisms and sources.
Ability to research, write and submit funding proposals in a clear, concise and compelling manner to government, foundation and other funding entities.
Experience in writing for the arts, humanities, social sciences and/or arts-oriented STEM fields, and working with faculty (or in an analogous setting) on professional writing, proposal writing, and/or other applicable products.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills (written and oral) to work effectively with faculty, research staff, divisional leadership, and funding agency representatives. .
Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks with accuracy and attention to detail, while meeting firm deadlines.
Strong project management skills, and ability to successfully support and manage concurrent research projects.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), video conferencing and Google suite.
Basic budgeting skills.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team. Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
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; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. 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.
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