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(Last updated on December 3, 2018)

The Contemplative Sciences Center has the following employment opportunities:


Contemplative Strategic Initiatives Director

Posting Date: 12-03-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624567

Anticipated Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience and credentials

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring a Contemplative Strategic Initiatives Director. CSC's mission is to explore contemplative practices, values, ideas, and institutions  to better understand their diverse impacts, underlying mechanisms, and dynamic processes through analytical research and scholarship. In addition, CSC seeks to develop new applications and learning programs for integration into varied sectors of our society in service of human flourishing. CSC's mandate is to pursue research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation and flourishing across all schools and organizational units of the University of Virginia, and to become national and international leaders in this rapidly growing field.

This position will manage initiatives in CSC that are focused on learning, research, and collaborative networking pertaining to contemplation and wellbeing which have national and international scope. The position will be responsible for managing all aspects of the planning and coordination of two priorities: Student Flourishing Initiative and the Contemplative Academic Network. The position will offer support as needed for other special initiatives of CSC, such as the Compassionate Schools Project and Contemplative University portal. The position will help provide strategic support in streamlining and improving operations in other parts of the center when the need for such help is determined by the executive director, and work with the executive director, advancement director, and other relevant faculty or staff in writing grant applications for funding. The position will also represent the executive director in various contexts when he is unavailable. The University-wide nature of this work will require the candidate develop and support the integration of these initiatives across all eleven schools. The national reach of these projects will also entail extensive interaction with institutions and organizations nationally and internationally.

A Bachelor's degree with at least seven years relevant experience in relationship to managing projects; experience using project management software to administer complex projects is required. Prior extensive experience in program management and administration is required. A successful candidate will be able to prioritize and manage multiple competing priorities, have exemplary written and verbal communication skills, have strong interpersonal skills, and thrive when working with many different people. An advanced degree is preferred. Experience working in higher education, experience with educational research, or experience with contemplation is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of contemplative practices and studies, as well as knowledge of literature on wellbeing, or education research methods. Experience with project management software and communication tools desirable, as well as experience developing and maintaining workflow systems to manage complex projects.

This position has an initial appointment for a minimum of one year, continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funding and successful performance.

Required Qualifications

Seven years of equivalent and relevant professional work experience in relationship to managing projects; experience using project management software to administer complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred experience working in higher education; preferred experience with educational research; preference experience with contemplation.  

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs  

Preferred Computer Applications

Slack, (Asana helpful)

To apply

Please visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number 0624567. Complete a staff application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Academic Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Contemplative Sciences Center Operations Director

Posting Date: 11-28-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624546

Anticipated Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience and credentials

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) seeks applications for an Operations Director. This position serves as part of the CSC leadership team. This position oversees the administrative operations of CSC, working in collaboration with the Executive Director. This position is responsible for managing cross functional areas to include, but is not limited to, budget, finance, facilities, HR and events. The incumbent manages operations, resources and personnel to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services to students, faculty, and others. This position works in partnership with other UVA departments, schools and the Provost's office.

The duties include but are not limited to the following:
-Collaborate with the Executive Director to create the annual budgets as well as to make appropriate updates during revised budget time periods. Work in collaboration with the Advancement Director to propose funding strategies and facilitate those strategies. This responsibility includes planning for the long-term financial sustainability of the Center. Ensure that all needed financial reports are prepared in a timely manner.
-Manage HR and payroll functions to ensure adequate staffing and administration of personnel resources and accurate labor distribution scheduling.
-Oversee the administration of special projects and collaborative efforts. This includes coordination with other schools and units, sponsored programs, the Registrar's Office, etc.
-Provide strategic oversight for CSC events including staffing, vendor arrangements and fiscal management.

A Bachelor's degree with at least two years of relevant experience in finance and budget is required. Must have excellent oral and written communication. Experience with grant development and/or administration is required. Must have experience managing fiscal processes. Experience with Microsoft Office is required. Candidates with UVA experience will be given preference. Experience with UVA financial systems such as Recon@, UBI, Chrome River, ResearchUVa, Oracle: PO Purchaser, HRMS, LD, and GM Award Manager are preferred.

Required Qualifications

Ability to communicate professionally orally and in writing.
Knowledge of grant development and/or administration.
Knowledge of managing fiscal processes.

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)  

Preferred Computer Applications

Use of UVa financial systems: Recon@, UBI, Chrome River, ResearchUVa, Oracle: PO Purchaser, HRMS, LD, GM Award Manager.

** Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds.**

To apply

Please visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number #0624546. Complete a Staff Application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Academic Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  


Contemplative Sciences Center Administrative Coordinator

Posting Date: 11-21-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624534

Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,000 - $45,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

Founded in 2012, the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is an innovative interdisciplinary center at the University of Virginia dedicated to the exploration of well-being, contemplation, and experiential learning. 

The Contemplative Sciences Center is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Executive Director, special initiatives of the center, and targeted support to other Center operations. The CSC Administrative Coordinator will coordinate meetings, travel, communications, and basic fiscal activities for the executive director, as well as provide event assistance, communication support, web management assistance, and fiscal tasks such as travel and expense reconciliation and purchasing in support of specific projects. 

A high School diploma with at least one year of experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree. Must have experience with scheduling, planning, and coordinating meetings with multiple members. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and administrative abilities. The candidate must also work with great attention to detail, show initiative, and demonstrate flexibility to respond to varying demands. Must have experience with MS Suite. Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Drupal, Google Docs, and Mailchimp are preferred. 

**This is a restricted position and continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds** 

Required Qualifications

Ability to schedule, plan and coordinate meetings with multiple members. 
Ability to work with high profile individuals. 
Excellent oral and written communication. 
Ability to learn new technology quickly.  

Preferred Qualifications

Graphic Design 
Website Editing  

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)  

To Apply

Please go to https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number #0624534. Complete a Staff Application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. To be considered applications must be received by December 2, 2018. 

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Academic Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu. 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.  


Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director 

Posting Date: 10-16-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624310

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $75,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring a Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director. CSC's mission is to explore diverse forms of learning and whole student education which integrate the academic and the personal via teaching, research, and engagement.  A key component of this work concerns digital technology and data-enabled approaches to learning and research, with the overall goal of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in academic environments towards more varied forms of deep learning, consistent student flourishing, and diverse forms of research and publications. With this in mind, we have created and now support a powerful Drupal-based academic content management system called "Mandala." We are deploying Mandala at UVA to support learning and research initiatives, as well as new forms of publication for academic work. This supports our broad definition of contemplation which envisions wide-ranging and deep forms of reflection, and supporting practices enabling such reflection, and is the true essence of education.

The Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director position will develop, coordinate, support, and deliver programs in academic classrooms, cocurricular contexts, and residential environments that creatively use digital technologies to facilitate such deep forms of learning and personal development for students at the University of Virginia (UVA) across all eleven of its schools. It will also support digital humanities research programs, the use of cyber physical systems to help students and others better understand themselves and their immediate environment, and the fostering of data-enabled approaches to University education and life.

Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds and performance.

A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's Degree or PhD (or other doctorate) is highly preferred. Candidates must possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, while possessing a deep understanding of higher education and digital technology. The ability to work collaboratively is a must, as is the ability to handle competing priorities and work under deadlines.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624310. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled. Questions related to the application process should be directed to Zach Harpine (zh5zt@virginia.edu). Questions concerning the nature of the position should be directed to Michael Sheehy (ms4qm@virginia.edu) and David Germano (germano@virginia.edu). 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding. 

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of digital technologies and their role in facilitating innovation in higher education classrooms and research. Experience teaching, designing curriculum, supporting faculty and/or student initiatives, and management experience.  

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of digital technologies and their role in facilitating innovation in higher education classrooms and research. Experience teaching, designing curriculum, supporting faculty and/or student initiatives, and management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of research initiatives in higher education and/or sciences, digital humanities programs, and cyber physical systems initiatives.

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs   

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Student Assistant

The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is seeking self-motivated student(s) to assist with a broad range of the Center’s activities, including business operations, fundraising, communications, events management, and data processing.
 
Position Objective and Job Summary
  • This position provides broad support for the Center as needed throughout the office. Duties include:
  • Providing administrative assistance as needed: filing, preparing correspondence and mailings, scheduling, photocopying, faxing, etc.
  • Help manage and update website
  • Help promote Center activities: design & distribute flyers, send email announcements, etc.
  • Help manage social media for CSC
  • Help organize and execute Center events including events for UVA students
  • Helping process data of various types related to contemplation
  • CSC is seeking student assistant(s) for the 2018-19 school year. Expected hours per week are 8-10 and compensation will be $12/hour
Desired Attributes 
  • Interest in and desire to learn more about contemplation and its role at the University of Virginia
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to work independently and manage time well
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • (Desired but not necessary) Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
To Apply
 
Send the following via email to Juliet Trail at trail@virginia.edu.
  • Cover Letter including information about your availability (spring, summer and/or fall as well as ideal number of hours/week)
  • Resume
  • 2-3 References