Department Description:
Graduate Studies (GS) advocates on behalf of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, supports the faculty and staff engaged in delivering graduate education, and administers academic and administrative policies affecting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in ways that foster a culturally and intellectually diverse environment characterized by high academic standards. Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes more than 100 dynamic degree programs, and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world.


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Job Summary:
Under general direction of the Director of the GradPathways Professional Development Institute, the Assistant Director plans and implements professional development programming for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars that follows the graduate student lifecycle and actively engages graduate students and postdoctoral scholars throughout their enrollment at UC Davis.

Provides graduate students and postdoctoral scholars opportunities to develop key skills needed for success at UC Davis and preparation for a broad array of career paths. The Assistant Director is responsible for research, design, implementation, and management of new micro-credentialing and certificate system based on GradPathways core competencies.

Develop learning objectives, create curriculum, and design and conduct assessments of programs in partnership with appropriate campus units participating in the GradPathways Institute. Track participation in the GradPathways programs and assign certificates/micro-credentials upon completion of competency objectives. Assist in developing a comprehensive annual budget for the institute, and help draft an annual report for submission to the Graduate Dean.

Work with the Director to develop PhD and master’s program timelines to guide students through the use of professional development resources. Manage professional development events including workshops, courses, and scheduling and promotion.

Facilitate productive collaborations on and off campus that promote graduate student and postdoctoral scholar professional development and serves as an advocate for graduate student and postdoctoral scholar needs.

This position includes the possibility of teaching graduate courses in professional development.

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