Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Global Policy & Strategy

UC San Diego
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 20, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

UC San Diego

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Global Policy & Strategy

Extended Deadline: Thu 9/10/2020

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience


The University of California’s only school of international affairs, the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) provides a unique resource for training leaders, generating ideas, and building networks for the Pacific Century. GPS is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students and now stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas. GPS instructs a diverse student body consisting of 60% domestic and 40% international students in MPP, MCEPA, MIA, BA-MIA, MAS, joint PhD with Department of Political Science and executive education programs.


GPS also administers the International Studies Program, a fast-growing interdisciplinary program with over 1700 declared undergraduate majors, that offers a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate students interested in international affairs. Offering nine B.A. degree options, three combined BA/MIA program, and a minor program, the International Studies Program explores the international, national and local processes that have, over time, shaped globalization. GPS is also the parent organization to major research centers: Center on Global Transformation (CGT), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 21st Century China Center, Fudan-UC Center on China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL), Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR), and Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT).


The Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, oversees the management of Executive Education, Career Services, Student Services and Admissions. Has full leadership role in developing a comprehensive plan for enhancing GPS’ national profile. Provides leadership to the school's development and corporate relations programs. Oversees interactions with internal and external entities to take advantage of opportunities to enhance the school's reputation in both academic and public environments. Oversees all Communications and External Relations staff, and independently manages the school’s branding and messaging.


Represents the school on diversity initiatives within the UCSD community, serving on committees and disseminating locally information pertaining to campus equity, diversity and inclusion activities through presentations, workshops, email communications and website updates. Establishes short- and long-term goals for the School's educational program, and conducts assessment of the program's overall effectiveness. Serves as a member of the Dean's senior policy group.


• Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.



• Master's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education or closely related field, plus extensive post-degree experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Superior demonstrated management experience with proven ability to analyze, interpret and apply good management and business principles, practices and techniques.

• Extensive experience developing broad reaching strategic plans and operational plans for effective and efficient operations. Experience with upper level policy development and policy implementation; experience with change management.

• Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.

• In-depth knowledge of public relations practices to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and continuing donors.

• Superior interpersonal, leadership, and supervisory skills, with a proven record of working collaboratively while achieving outcomes. Ability to function effectively in a diverse, ever-changing, and unpredictable environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations.

• Excellent ability to project costs, coordinate multiple projects, adapt programmatic objectives to changes in resources, and establish priorities as affected by budgetary issues.

• Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff. Management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others. Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.

• Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.

• Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

• Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the University and campus community, including its policies, procedures, practices and culture.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the higher education community, including its policies, procedures, practices and culture.

• Demonstrated ability to problem solve, formulate strategies, and develop and implement long-range plans, within existing guidelines or where guidelines do not exist.

• Proven experience managing people, resources, logistics. Experience with hiring, performance management, professional development of supervisory and management staff. Strong supervisor skills in training and delegating work assignment. Experience with performance standards, reviews, discipline, and salary negotiations & awards.

• General (or advanced) knowledge/experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including an understanding of the historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and of the complexities of the intersections of identities including, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and class background.



• A background check is required.


Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.


This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.

b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).

c) Work/Life Balance.

d) UC Retirement Plan.

e) Pet Insurance.


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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