Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Our team is looking to add an extremely creative individual as the next Asst VC-Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!
For a complete application, please submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should address, among other things, your career experience managing in a higher education environment, advising executive leadership, advancing institutional projects/initiatives, internal and external communications, and policy development.
Academic Affairs is the largest of the vice chancellor areas at UC San Diego. Led by the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), it is comprised of seven academic divisions and schools, six undergraduate colleges, Institutional Research, The Library and University Extension. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units (The Teaching and Learning Commons, The Center for Digital Learning), as well as The Preuss School UCSD and the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellors-Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
Academic Affairs annually manages expenditures in excess of $750M, 2.7M ASF of space and employs over 13,500 academic, staff and research employees. The Office of the EVC is responsible for policy and procedure communication and implementation, resource administration, training and guidance, and program development for administrators, faculty, and staff within the EVC areas.
Under the general direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) and serving as the EVC's Chief of Staff, the Assistant Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff (AVC-AA) is a strategic advisor to the EVC providing expertise and counsel in all areas within the EVC's purview. AVC-AA provides senior executive-level oversight and coordination to implement the directives and initiatives of the EVC, and contributes to the advancement of campus-wide initiatives.
The AVC-AA drives the agenda of the EVC, ensuring the EVC's ability to achieve consensus and collaboration in leading the entire Academic Affairs portfolio and contributing to the leadership of UC San Diego. Works directly with the Assistant Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Vice Chancellors and other senior leaders to address and resolve issues that affect the success of UC San Diego. Functions with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility for identifying objectives, formulating strategies, coordinating resources, reporting outcomes and leading people to achieve objectives. The AVC-AA is the EVC's liaison to the Advancement and University Communications functions, contributing to fundraising and stewardship objectives and the campus' strategic communications.
The AVC-AA is a participating member of the EVC's leadership team and works independently or in collaboration with others to develop issue briefs and policy and operational analyses related to issues with wide-ranging and significant impact, both present and anticipated. Manages important and sensitive issues in collaboration with the offices of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and Deans, provides counsel and support to campus senior leadership and facilitates the communication and implementation of decisions and strategies in handling of campus-wide issues.
The AVC-AA, maintains strict confidentiality of privileged information, and performs a wide variety of professional level duties that require tact, sensitivity, creativity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility. The AVC-AA represents the EVC to internal and external constituencies, and is charged with decision-making on behalf of the EVC. The AVC-AA speaks on behalf of the EVC and makes binding commitments.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.