Open Job in Academic & University Associate Director of the Social Innovation Center


The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy seeks applications for an Associate Director of the Social Innovation center. The successful candidate will help to further the research goals of the center as well as manage the logistics of the budget and maintain the partnerships of the center.
The Associate Director works in partnership with the Academic Director, to develop relationships with partner NGOs, government offices, and private enterprises with the potential for research projects; They manage student research assistants and write grant proposals to further the research done at the center. The Associate Director manages the logistics, data inflow, and analysis related to the center’s research projects, and oversees outreach to friends of the center.  The initial appointment is for three years with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.

About the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy:
At UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, we’re committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results.


  • A bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant work experience.
  • A master’s degree may be considered in lieu of experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Stata
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience managing and running randomized controlled trials
  • Experience with academic and grant writing is strongly preferred

This position is restricted and contingent upon continuation of funding and satisfactory performance.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0024960”.  
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, and search for “R0024960”  

Complete an application online and attach:
*         CV/Resume
*         Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position and highlighting knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that support excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion (Inclusive Excellence)

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. 

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. *** 

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

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