The School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Director of Graduate Affairs with exceptionally strong leadership skills to successfully manage the School?s graduate programs and initiatives. As a member of the School of Social Sciences' leadership team, the incumbent is tasked with upholding and exemplifying excellence in the University's core competencies-- job mastery, goal accomplishment, enterprise contribution and innovation-- while representing the Dean and School to members of the campus, UC system and the community at large. As the University continues to expand and shift culturally, it is imperative that the incumbent is a team player, supporting change management at the department level while aiding in the facilitation of effective change School-wide. The School of Social Sciences provides an engaging, supportive, challenging and rewarding work environment where collaboration and innovation thrive. As indicated in our strategic plan, our School's mission is one of positivity where we strive to BE BOLD, BREAK THE MOLD and BE BOUNDARYLESS. Please, join us!The Director of Graduate Affairs is a senior-level management position located in the Social Sciences Dean's Office. Working under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Assistant Dean for the School of Social Sciences, the Director of Graduate Student Affairs is the primary contact within the School for graduate education issues. This requires broad experience in the following areas: budget and financial management relevant to UC graduate programs; space and resource management; student health and psychological support systems; housing and student life programs; advanced degree program development and assessment; employment trends and placement; application and admissions processes for large programs; union implications relevant to student employment; administration of financial support models (teaching assistant/associate, research appointments, scholarship and fellowship, etc.). The position performs the following functions:1. Oversee all operations and functions for the Social Sciences Graduate Affairs Office including management of all administrative services, long-range planning, and establishing goals and policies to meet UC and UCI growth trends and targets, including population demographics; fiscal constraints; and legislative, System-wide and UCI policies and procedures.2. Coordinate a broad range of student initiatives and support programs that involve interaction with many broad constituencies including, but not limited to, the Graduate Division; the Registrar's Office; International Center; Graduate & Family Housing; Financial Aid & Scholarships; Financial Services; Teaching, Learning & Technology Center; Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity; Ombudsman's Office; Dean of Students Office.3. Advise graduate students on academic programs and progress. Identify and seek guidance, as appropriate, in resolving a broad range of student issues (housing, physical or emotional health, program placement and advancement, teaching experiences and plans, financial support options, etc.). 4. Identify and analyze all issues of significance to graduate education at UCI which have relevance to students, programs, faculty, and staff in the School of Social Sciences. Analyze, design, develop and advise the Dean, Associate/Assistant Dean as appropriate on curricular programs and changes both in and outside the School.5. Direct the budget activities for the office, including: review, analysis, and making decisions on budget requests, and developing sound fiscal practices, plans, and strategies to deploy financial resources.The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.Salary: Commensurate with experienceTotal Hours: 8-5, M-FCareer Position.Final candidate subject to background check.As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.View Job Description for the position requirements.
Internal Number: 2019-1415
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