Executive Assistant

University of California-San Diego
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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, seven undergraduate colleges, the University Libraries and University Extension. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units, as well as the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellors-Research, 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.

The Executive Assistant provides high level executive and programmatic support to the Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE), the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, and the Project Policy Analyst. Manages the calendars of the Dean, Assistant Dean, and Project Policy Analyst. Reads, writes and edits a high volume of office correspondence. Provides high-level administrative support to committees, handles complex meeting logistics, and follows up on action items. Prepares campus-wide announcements. Assists the Project Policy Analyst in coordinating campus-wide programs for Academic Affairs, including supporting the faculty committee for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) graduation requirement. Provide administrative support for Academic Affairs initiatives such as Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) and Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP). Determines travel logistics for the Dean, Assistant Dean, and Project Policy Analyst. Processes travel and entertainment expenses. Assists with special projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature.

This position is classified Confidential under HEERA.

Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


Demonstrated experience and proven ability to function at an executive administrative level and represent the University's best interests at all times.

Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Excellent organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously on short deadlines, including coordinating the efforts of multiple contributors.

Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated skill and experience in using discretion, exercising good judgment and tact, and maintaining strict confidentiality. Demonstrated experience working with detail to prepare/review large volumes of documents rapidly and accurately.

Demonstrated skill to make decisions independently, and to anticipate the needs of multiple supervisors. Demonstrated skill to independently understand, analyze, and interpret complex information, situations, and problems to define issues accurately, and formulate logical conclusions and problem resolutions from a broad range of situations, data, and observations.

Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni / donors, students and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing. Excellent composition and writing skills, including knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and usage, in order to write clear, concise and logical correspondence, reports, summaries, minutes, notes, instructions and procedures. Excellent communication skills to convey issues clearly and through appropriate consultation with a wide variety of constituents.

Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs. Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of computer software, including electronic mail, calendaring, word processing, mail merge, presentation, spreadsheet and database applications. Must have ability and willingness to adapt to evolving processes and technologies to meet the direction of the unit, division, Vice Chancellor area, and campus.

Demonstrated skill to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to organize and establish job priorities to meet deadlines and constantly changing priorities.

Knowledge of purchasing, entertainment, travel, and reimbursement principles. UCSD knowledge preferred.

Skills and knowledge to work in a computing environment to support approvals/purchases/reimbursements, and ability and willingness to acquire knowledge, skill, abilities, and proficiency.


Background check required.

Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required

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