Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$104,150 - $140,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, Occasional evening and weekend


Extended Deadline: Mon 4/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. First Review Date 3/14/23.


Housed within the UCSD Center for Research in Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE), the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is a statewide subject matter program that provides high-quality, Standards-based professional development programs in reading and language instruction to help ensure that every California student PreK - 12 achieves the highest standards of academic performance. The California Reading and Literature Project Statewide Office (CRLP-SO) and its 9 regional CRLP sites operate in the context of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) model and mission. The CSMP is headquartered at the UC Office of the President.

The CRLP Executive Director oversees both the development and implementation of all CRLP programs and funding initiatives, supervises both the Statewide Office staff and each of the local site directors, offers leadership in the development of education policy for Literacy instruction for the state of California, and leads network strategic planning. This position serves as the lead representative of the CRLP to a wide variety of partners, stakeholders, and extramural funders at the local, state, and federal level.

The California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is a statewide, multi-campus network that provides services, programs, and information directed at improving K12 classroom instruction throughout California. Regional CRLP sites currently are housed at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD, CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California Lutheran University, and the Imperial County Office of Education. As a collaborative of university and K-12 schools, the CRLP provides support to teachers to develop and enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skills; supports the implementation of K12 educational policy documentation, including the English Language Arts-English Language Development Framework; supports the improvement of reading/literacy and language education by the dissemination of the latest scholarship, disciplinary methods, and strategies; and supports the development of long-term partnerships with low-performing schools, districts, and counties.

The California Reading and Literature Project Statewide Office (CRLP - SO) oversees the work of the regional CRLP sites and directly provides professional development, educational policy development, curriculum development, and leadership training for teachers of Reading and Literacy K12. Funded entirely through extramural contracts and grants, the CRLP is one of nine discipline-based projects that make up the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) network, authorized by the state legislature and administered by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). In addition to monitoring the work of the local sites, the CRLP-SO conducts research and development to support site programming. Moreover, given its statewide mandate, the CRLP-SO provides professional development for local site leaders and K-12 teachers from underserved regions in California.

The CRLP-SO also works at the state and national level to secure funding for its own operation and each of the local sites. The Statewide Office oversees the distribution of more than $1,500,000 in state, federal, and private funding annually between the statewide office and the regional sites. The CRLP Executive Director is the lead financial position and serves as the direct liaison with contract and budget offices of extramural funders, such as the UC Office of the President, the California Department of Education, California State University Foundation, and University of California Sponsored Programs offices. As the lead fiscal officer for this extramurally funded organization, the responsibilities of the incumbent in this position are complex and significant.

  • Must be bi-lingual. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Must possess a California K-12 teaching credential and have extensive classroom teaching experience.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.


  • Academic background and experience in a selected area of research. A combination of education (Master's degree, Reading Specialist Certificate, Teaching Credential or comparable experience) and familiarity with CRLP State "Signature Programs" is vital. Ed.D or Ph.D. in a related educational area is preferred.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish Bi-lingual and bi-literacy skills are required.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in K-12 reading instruction of both literature (narrative) and expository text, academic language and literacy development across all content areas, bilingual/ bi-literacy instruction, and English language development instruction for English learners and understanding of content & analysis skills detailed in the California Common Core State Standards for Reading, English Language Arts, and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Sciences and Technical Subjects.

  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources, and financial principles and practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.Highly skilled fundraising experience.

  • Must have extensive experience in discipline-specific teacher professional development and a deep understanding about the relationship between academic language and literacy development - and the impact that both these elements have upon student achievement.

  • Understanding of current state education issues is essential, as is sound knowledge of the California Common Core State Standards, Content Frameworks, and Career Technical Education Standards and Frameworks.

  • Experience in and/or understanding of K-16 partnerships and possession of leadership skills required to build a working partnership with teachers and site directors are essential.

  • Ability to develop leadership and support program growth in regional sites and ability to effectively work with academic program administrators, faculty, and senior executives to advance professional development goals.

  • Ability to use technology to communicate, conduct webinars, and/or provide online professional development.

  • Commitment to the CSMP mission and goals is required, and the ability to work closely with other Projects and UCOP is vital.

  • Working knowledge of or experience in educational research activities, including the compliance requirements outlined by Institutional Review Boards.

  • Strong leadership skills to assess and evaluate the work/progress of the CRLP regional sites; provide technological support for online communication, advocacy, teaching, and learning; development of CRLP training outlines, programs, and/or manuals to assist CSMP Site Directors and their staff; lead disciplinary content research; and lead the CRLP Network advocacy and publicity initiative.

  • Familiarity with issues facing English learners and the variety of programs in which they participate: mainstream, transition, or dual immersion classrooms/programs, as well as issues of equity in language and literacy development for all students.

  • Working knowledge or ability to learn statewide databases to access standardized test data, school and teacher characteristics, and student enrollment information.

  • Management Skills to oversee regional sites funding proposals and budgets; monitor site performance and overall quality and relevance of subject-specific network professional development programs; ensure sites compliance with terms and conditions of Project agreements, CSMP and ESSA contracts, and administrative guidelines, and all budgetary and programmatic requirements for CSMP (UCOP) and the respective hosting institutions.


  • Background Check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $78,900 - $179,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $37.79 - $86.16

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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