Job Description

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

#117134 Asst. Vice Chancellor, Global Initiatives (Hybrid)

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/14/2022

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

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

Please included a required cover letter and please answer the following diversity question:

Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your area, dept., campus, or national context. Be as specific as possible, but realistic about your level of effort and time commitment


Department Overview:

Global Education's (GE) mission is to promote and support international education and exchange for the entire UC San Diego campus. GE provides the UC San Diego community with experiences that foster the development of international knowledge, skills, and sensitivities. GE supports UC San Diego international students, faculty, scholars, and education abroad participants with services that improve the quality of their intercultural experience and contribute to their academic and research success. GE facilitates and promotes UC San Diego's participation in global scholarship, international educational exchange, and scholarly investigation.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Global Initiatives (AVC-GI) provides strategic leadership in advancing the university’s endeavors internationally through a Collective Impact model. This includes preparing and championing international students (undergraduate and graduate), post-doctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars on our campus to capitalize on the opportunities and address the needs of a diverse and changing world. The AVC-GI will also coordinate and facilitate research and educational partnerships with international universities, governments, non-profit and non-governmental organizations at the institutional level by providing university-level vision and leadership for international initiatives across the campus. The AVC-GI is an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual to develop and implement, in consultation with Senior Leadership, an Advisory body, and the Academic Senate, a comprehensive internationalization strategy and assessment to expand UC San Diego’s brand recognition and reach in research and academics on the global stage, in support of the university’s mission, vision, values and strategic direction.

The AVC-GI is integral to the campus’ commitment to the overall success of international education, campus internationalization, and global engagement. The AVC-GI reports to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and collaborates regularly with the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Executive Cabinet, Deans of Undergraduate Education and Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Divisions to address issues specific to undergraduate and graduate education, respectively. The AVC-GI advises the Chancellor and the EVC on opportunities to expand internationalization across campus. In addition, the AVC-GI has a dotted reporting line to the Vice Chancellor of Research to develop Campus-wide synergies and opportunities that expand research agreements with international universities, governments, non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Consults with, among others, Associate Vice Chancellor-Alumni, Annual Giving and Pipeline Development and Associate Vice Chancellor-Enrollment Management in support of their functions.

The AVC-GI provides innovative leadership to facilitate international opportunities, mitigates risks, generates sustainable revenue resources, and serves to bridge both external strategy and internal execution. The incumbent will preside over the Office of Global Initiatives responsible for catalytic international activities and programs, advancing faculty in their mission of engaging in research throughout the world as well as hosting international scholars at all levels; advocating for international students in achieving their educational goals and domestic students in gaining meaningful global learning and international experiences and assists the university as it increases its global profile through many means, including recruitment of students abroad, connecting with alumni, cultivating donors and friends, and establishing strategic international partnerships.

Promotes a climate of ethical leadership, respect, trust and fairness consistent with the UC San Diego Principles of Community and represents the interest of the department in the conduct of regular business. Serves as a role model for behavior that ensures principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are being upheld within the workplace. Builds capacity and facilitates shared responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department in which each staff member can thrive. Seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus constituents to conceive and implement strategic initiatives that drive and develop diversity within the department.

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.


  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, JD, MD, etc.) preferred

  • Ten+ years of progressively responsible experience developing and implementing global research and/or international education programs and partnerships. Demonstrated record of successful global engagement initiatives for research and education across multiple disciplines and regions.

  • Ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and teambuilding and working cooperatively with peers, employees, faculty, and with a diverse group of campus constituencies.

  • Ability to engage and develop international or intercultural partnerships with civic, community, cultural, and industry leaders globally in ways that will benefit university students, faculty, and alumni.

  • Proven ability to develop overseas partnerships to increase educational opportunities for students and faculty and to expand the international programs and presence both locally and abroad.

  • Sophisticated knowledge of evolving patterns of international collaborations between universities and global partners; familiarity with issues that often arise when faculty work and engage with international entities (e.g., export controls, intellectual property).

  • Proven global competence, through life experience, linguistic capacities, and/or living abroad. Thorough understanding of global higher education landscape.

  • Thorough understanding of issues involved in effective delivery of high quality international instructional programs.

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills, an engaging and participative leadership style, and the ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies.

  • 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 to accommodate global business hours as needed.

  • Must be able to travel internationally.

  • 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.

  • Please included a required cover letter and please answer the following diversity question: Describe how you plan to contribute to diversity, including activities you would pursue and how they would fit into your area, dept., campus, or national context. Be as specific as possible, but realistic about your level of effort and time commitment

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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