Job Description

Payroll Title:
VCSA/Student Affairs
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Commensurate with Experience
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#117852 Assistant Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs

Filing Deadline: Wed 9/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Cover letter required for a complete application.


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs (AVC-SA) provides overall leadership and direction for Student Affairs Case Management Services (SACMS), the Office of Student Conduct and the Assessment, Evaluation & Organizational Development (AEOD) units.

The AVC-SA co-leads, with an equity, inclusion and antiracist methodology, strategic collaborations with the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Undergraduate Colleges to further improve the Undergraduate Student Experience. In strategic partnership with the Division of Undergraduate Education, the AVC-SA partners with the Undergraduate College Student Affairs Teams to deliver measurable outcomes that improve the Undergraduate Student Experience through the co-creation and co-coordination of annual co-curricular programs and activities. Toward these goals, the AVC-SA will provide vice chancellor area coordination, leadership and liaise with offices in the ongoing support for historically marginalized student populations, and facilitate ongoing communication, information-sharing, program development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of identified partnership initiatives.

The AVC-SA partners with Students, UC San Diego Health, Campus Safety and the Student Affairs Leadership Team to ensure student-centeredness advances through the realization of the VCSA Strategic Commitments to Address Anti-Blackness and the implementation of the Core Values of the Student Affairs 2019-2024 Strategic Plan: Inclusivity, Equity, Personal Growth and Engagement, Well-Being, Accountability and Excellence.

Committed to equity and social justice, the AVC-SA provides consultation and recommendations regarding major campus-wide policies and procedures, goals and programs that promote the student experience and student development. Specifically, the AVC-SA coordinates the Student Affairs Monitor Team (SAMS), identifies improvement opportunities in student-facing policies, procedures and systems, and recommends improvements for administrative services that increase student satisfaction, inclusion, sense of belonging, and well-being.

As a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, partner with VCSA, AVC-SRS, AVC-Student Life, AVC-Global Initiatives and AVC-Student Affairs Resource Management to create an engaged, inclusive, equitable, anti-racist workplace where Student Affairs professionals thrive.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time, upon approval of supervisor.


  • Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. **Minimum (6) years of progressive professional higher education experience within the area of residential life, student activities, student leadership programs, student conduct and behavior intervention, or related field with at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.

  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

  • Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements. **Demonstrated experience and skill to routinely monitor production and quality of work being produced by staff and set performance standards, observing behavior, providing objective feedback, counseling, and implementing corrective action as needed to mediate disputes or otherwise help to resolve conflicts and to provide effective leadership/coaching/mentoring.

  • Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. **Demonstrated ability to bring together faculty, colleges and academic administration as well as campus administrators to address complex, student-oriented issues and tasks and provide for mutually-agreed-upon student needs.

  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuade others, and lead. **Ability to identify, define, and evaluate problems, and to plan and develop appropriate long-term and immediate strategies and solutions. Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, an engaging and participative leadership style, and the ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies.

  • Demonstrated innovative experience in co-curricular and leadership programing, high impact practices, and service learning.

  • Demonstrated experience with assessing and evaluation of large scale co-curricular and student support programs.

  • Strong understanding of the importance of co-curricular experiences in supporting the academic mission of the department and values of UC San Diego.

  • Knowledge of student leadership development models

  • Knowledge and awareness of best practices regarding safety of students involved with co-curricular programs. Knowledge of federal and state policy changes that will affect the scope or practice of Student Affairs.

  • Strong organizational skills as well as strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Skilled in effectively conveying information to individuals at various organizational levels. Ability to compose clear, grammatically correct, well-constructed correspondence, reports, and informational materials.

  • Knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures. Skills in conceptualizing, analyzing and interpreting broad issues, policies and regulations and in-depth knowledge of and the ability to interpret the policies and procedures relevant to all aspects of student life.

  • Knowledge and skills in the management of budgets, personnel, and facilities with the demonstrated ability to use these skills effectively.

  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge and praxis of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in higher education, including an understanding of the historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, of the language/terms that have evolved as these social issues have evolved, and of the complexities of the intersections of various communities. Demonstrated knowledge, and application of the University’s Strategic Plan and Student Affair’s Strategic Plan. Ability to prioritize and advance the campus’ Principles of Community

  • Understands the complexity of elements important to members of other cultures in relation to multiple dimensions, including history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

  • Understands cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication and the ability to skillfully negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences. Also includes the ability to tailor communication strategies to effectively express, listen and adapt to others to establish relationships to further understanding and collaboration.

  • Ability to interpret intercultural experiences from one’s own perspectives and the perspectives of others with the ability to act in a supportive manner that recognizes the meaning, making and feelings of other individuals and groups. Also includes the ability to evaluate and apply diverse perspectives to complex issues in the face of multiple and possibly conflicting points of view.


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule in response to emergencies during off-business hours as needed.

  • Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

  • This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

For more information about UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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