Opportunities at the Center for Social Innovation


The Center for Social Innovation at the University of California, Riverside is hiring an Associate Director that works in close coordination with the Director, external stakeholders (including community organizations, public agencies, and foundations) and internal stakeholders (including faculty, students, and staff in various campus departments).

Associate Director

Reporting to the Director, UCR Center for Social Innovation, the Associate Director (internal job code: Project Policy Analyst 3) will provide a range of duties and functions for the Center of Social Innovation: including coordination of research activity, internal outreach within campus, and external outreach to community organizations and policy actors to ensure that projects are adequately staffed and work is completed in a timely manner. Plans and manages events including large public events, stakeholder trainings, workshops and convenings. Plans and manages major initiatives like the social innovation institute, Census 2020 outreach, and the nonprofit fellowship program. Must be able to demonstrate a broad, team-oriented skill set, including the ability to effectively engage with all stakeholders; experience undertaking independent research to produce data-driven recommendations; aptitude for taking ownership and successfully implementing projects, with only general guidance from supervisor. Ability to represent the Center and the Director in discussions involving project partners on campus and off campus, and to be in timely communication with the Director, foundation and community partners, and key campus staff. Post-baccalaureate education may be used to count towards years of experience. The budgeted salary for this position will not exceed $71,000.


  • Strong policy analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    Analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in managing projects that involve internal and external stakeholders

For full consideration, please submit your application by October 1, 2018.