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The Graduate Division is the central resource for all matters related to graduate education at UC San Diego. Our team is there at every step in a graduate student's career, helping students navigate their path from admission to graduation and beyond. Working behind-the-scenes and in collaboration with faculty, staff and students, the Graduate Division guides today's scholars on their upward trajectory to becoming tomorrow's leaders.
Graduate Division Strategic Objectives:
1) Graduate Excellence: Grow the graduate programs and develop new curricula, while recruiting outstanding, diverse students, enhancing our stature, and serving the needs of students and society.
2) Graduate Student Experience: Deliver an outstanding graduate student experience by providing enhanced student support services, mentorship, career development, internships, and social events by promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and community building.
3) Financial Sustainability and Stewardship: Foster fellowships, training grants, philanthropy, and develop revenue generating educational programs that enhance our stature and promote our campus mission. Continue to develop agile and streamlined administrative processes that provide outstanding support to academic departments and programs.
4) Monitor Progress: Collect data to assess progress towards the above goals, and provide rapid feedback to individual departments and programs regarding admissions, mentoring and more.
5) Communicate our Impact: Engage in a variety of outreach events to enhance opportunities and visibility for our graduate students and programs.
The Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs serves as a member of the Dean's Cabinet and senior adviser to the Dean of Graduate Division, planning, developing, interpreting and implementing university, campus and Graduate Division policies, procedures and regulations relating to graduate student academic affairs, including academic standing, progress and completion.
The Assistant Dean manages and administers the Academic Affairs Unit of the Graduate Division including lead direction and budget oversight. Advises, consults with, and serves as resource person for the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) and divisional deans; department chairs, program directors, advisors, faculty, and staff; UC Office of the President (UCOP), Council of Graduate Deans, and other graduate offices; and various national entities and organizations on all graduate student academic and degree matters. Responsible for the management of all graduate program reviews.
Liaises with the Academic Senate and Graduate Council, and Office of the Registrar on graduate student and degree program matters. Serves as a campus resource for the development of new graduate degree programs and new school proposals, providing guidance and direction of approval processes. Maintains records and analyzes student academic status. Provides administrative leadership in graduate education planning and policy development. Works with the Graduate Division Dean, Associate Dean(s), other Graduate Division leaders, and participates in Graduate Division decision and policy-making.
Provides direct and indirect supervision for 10 career staff according to established policies and management guidance.
Must be willing and able to travel. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Overtime may be required.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Extensive knowledge and experience in graduate education, programs, structures, policies and procedures. Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. Skill in analyzing and writing reports, policies, policy statements, and reports.
Extremely strong negotiation skills. Ability to act as a facilitator, exercising diplomacy, tact, professionalism, responsiveness, a high level of flexibility and persuasion. Skills to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and external constituents and effectively communicate in a clear and concise manner with students, faculty and administrators.
Advanced project management skills. Ability and expertise to project manage and analyze new degree and school proposals, to advise a
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