CP/EVC’s Staff Fellows Program

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp

I am excited to announce the launch of the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Staff Fellows Program. This new program will provide staff with the unique opportunity to work directly with campus administrative leaders and senior staff on special projects and in critical functions, while gaining experience to grow their careers and leadership capacity.

With an opportunity to enhance current skills, provide practical work experience, and foster in-depth knowledge of the campus and different units, the CP/EVC’s Staff Fellows Program will offer three career professionals an opportunity to work directly with my office or on a priority project for 18 months, beginning this fall.

To encourage staff applicants to the program, the CP/EVC’s Office will develop agreements with unit heads for temporary staff release and provide reasonable accommodations to support the unit for the duration of the fellowship appointment.


  • UCSC staff member (represented or non-represented)
  • Consistent performance appraisal review rating of “Meets expectations” or higher
  • Letter of interest/personal statement
  • Letter of support from supervisor
  • Enthusiasm for taking on new and fast-paced initiatives in support of the CP/EVC’s vision

How to Apply

Interested staff should apply by Oct. 24 via the staff human resources employment portal. In the supplemental materials, please include a letter of interest that addresses the following questions:

  1. What are your five-year career goals?
  2. How do you envision this opportunity helping you to attain your goals?
  3. What is your desired outcome(s) from participating in the program?

A letter of support from your current supervisor is required for all candidates invited to interview.

A review committee will meet with select candidates for a short interview. Finalists will meet with Chief of Staff Linda Rhoads, and Staff Human Resources Learning and Development Manager Adrienne Harrell for a final interview.

Information for Supervisors

Supervisors are encouraged to consider the growth potential for their staff and their careers with UC Santa Cruz. Positions will be “held” in the employee’s department to ensure the original position remains at the end of the 18-month term. These positions can be filled through contract appointments with end dates, temporary staffing, reassignment of work, or other policy-supported mechanisms. The unit maintains the employees FTE/Salary funding to utilize in a way the supports the unit’s operation and cover the temporary loss of the employee.

Staff Human Resources representatives will support supervisors to guide them through the available options.

Questions? Please email staff-fellows@ucsc.edu.