Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Admissions University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 31526 Salary: 6,084 - 11,916
Position Description: The Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Admissions (DIA) in the UCLA Graduate Division provides high-profile leadership to UCLA's efforts to attract, admit, recruit and retain outstanding, diverse graduate students in more than 100 master's and doctoral degree programs. To support institutional success, the Assistant Dean cultivates strategic partnerships with leaders in academic departments, central student services organizations, peers at other University of California (UC) campuses and feeder institutions, and administrators at the UC Office of the President.
The Assistant Dean is responsible for central graduate admissions services at UCLA, which receives over 30,000 applications each year. The role includes administering admissions policies and providing leadership in evolving admissions policies and their administration. Success requires close collaboration with faculty and student affairs officers in departments; staff in Graduate Division IT, Fellowships & Financial Services, and Academic Services; the University Registrar, and others.
The Assistant Dean develops and plans outreach activities to recruit prospective applicants, and provides services and programming to support the academic success of newly enrolled and continuing students. Examples include participating in recruitment events at conferences, regional diversity forums and minority-serving institutions; promoting the success of faculty and student participants in the UC-HBCU initiative; sponsoring campus networking events for underrepresented graduate students; supporting the UCLA Chapter of the Edwin A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, and coordinating summer bridge programs for prospective and entering doctoral students. The Assistant Dean works closely with faculty Associate Deans in the Graduate Division on internally and externally-funded projects based in the Graduate Division that focus on supporting the success of diverse graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Reporting to the Vice Provost/Dean and the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the Assistant Dean of DIA serves as a member of the Graduate Division Executive Staff. The Assistant Dean of DIA leads a dynamic team that currently consists of 6 FTEs, 4 seasonal admissions staff, and several student employees.
Key attributes of the successful candidate include a history of progressive responsibilities in an academic setting, experience supervising staff and leading teams, knowledge of diversity-related issues in higher education, and a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive student success. This vital position requires initiative and independence, combined with strong communication, collaboration, analytical, project management and strategic planning skills. Also key are strong cultural competencies, and the capacity to engage with stakeholders empathically, tactfully, diplomatically.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.