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Director, Population Research Center (Administrator I)

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Apr 24, 2023

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Director, Population Research Center (Administrator I)

Job No: 519427
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Research

Working Title: Director, Population Research Center

Classification Title: Administrator I

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): 11:55 PM Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Hiring Preference


Position Summary

The Director serves as the administrative, operational, and scientific lead for the Population Research Center (PRC), with broad authority for center activities, research output, stakeholder relations, and fiscal operations. With strategic direction from the Associate Vice President of the Offices or Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), and the PRC Advisory Committee, the Director provides administrative oversight for the center and staff, leads and prioritizes center work, and provides guidance and leadership in the planning, organizing, and directing of center research.

In addition, the Director collaborates with research clients, both scientific and non-scientific representatives, on projects of broad scientific scope and health, surveillance, social, and behavioral significance. The Director also acts as a highly specialized consultant in survey research methods, prepares research findings and reports for presentation in scientific literature, and interprets these findings for the public and stakeholder agencies.

The Director pursues additional funding opportunities for the PRC, including contracts and grants with public and private entities. The Director leads contract/grant development and implementation, working with ORIED, University Enterprises Inc. (UEI), and other campus entities to ensure requirements are met. The Director provides lead fiscal oversight for the center, ensuring projects stay within budget and invoices are correct and timely.

Finally, the Director works with the associated colleges of the PRC, the College of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS), to expose faculty and students to innovative research initiatives while developing collaborative opportunities when appropriate. Director will coordinate with HHS and SSIS Deans and relevant department chairs on academic and student support initiatives as needed, including appointment as adjunct faculty in one or both colleges.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,750 - $11,146 per month

Hiring Range: Depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $7,916 per month

Recruitment Type: Regular (at-will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 month

Work Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; other hours as required. Partial telecommute available upon management approval.

Department Information

The Population Research Center was founded in 2014 by Sacramento State and the California Department of Public Health to align their research needs. The Center aims to improve Californians' quality of life and well-being by conducting high-quality, policy impactful research. Through research, the Center provides policy makers and service providers with the data they require to make evidence-based decisions.

Required Qualifications
  • A Master's degree and a minimum of two years of related experience, or five years of an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience with survey and interview research and methodology, including survey instrument design, development and testing
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and the management of a data collection project.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical methods. Experience using statistical software packages, including Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
  • Demonstrated skills with financial and/ or budget systems ( e.g. budget preparation, interpreting financial data, forecasting, etc.).
  • Supervisory experience with the ability to develop, plan and direct the work of support staff.
  • Ability to obtain and coordinate research funding, such as grants and contracts.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills (e.g. analyzing/presenting complex data in a way that facilitates decision-making and making strategic recommendations).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships in a diverse environment.
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and presentation skills.


    Ability to pass background check

    Preferred Qualifications

    12. A doctorate in Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Statistics, or related field, with a minimum of three years of increasing responsibility in social, health, or related research.

    13. Demonstrated experience in obtaining research funding.

    14. Demonstrated knowledge of departmental accounting practices and principles.

    15. Knowledge of grant budgeting, financial reporting and policies regarding use of grant funds.

    16. Experience in a university environment and familiarity with campus issues, policies, and practices.

    17. Experience supervising in a union environment.

    Note to Applicants

    Position is funded by and contingent upon grants and contracts.

    Required Licenses/Certifications


    Documents Needed to Apply

    Resume, cover letter. Failure to upload these required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

    About Sac State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Background Check Disclaimer

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Out of State Employment Policy

    Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
    Eligibility Verification
    Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

    Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

    Conflict of Interest:
    The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

    Advertised: October 11, 2022 (3:25 PM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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