Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$85,000 - $107,000 / Year
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#129888 Executive Assistant 4

Filing Deadline: Wed 7/17/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/17/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/29/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Medicine (DoM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine (SoM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DoM employees approximately 600 salaried faculty, nearly 300 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by over1,000 staff members.

Under direction, the Executive Assistant for the Chair of the Department will provide C-Level administrative support on a wide range of issues which are highly confidential and extremely sensitive, independently evaluating and managing shifting priorities on complex calendars. Ensures the efficient and effective functioning of the day-to-day activities of the Department Chair, while maintaining the Department’s electronic and paper filing systems as well as assisting with long- and short-term administrative needs as assigned. The incumbent must manage a high volume of communication and information with high-profiled leadership, must be able to organize, research, track, interpret, analyze and present information in concise and appropriate formats for the Chair to assist in timely responses, appointment scheduling, meeting, conference and event planning, domestic and international travel arrangements, and travel reimbursement and reconciliation. Support the purchasing of supplies, equipment, and non-standard items. Analyze problems and recommend options. Gather and analyze financial information. Participate in long range planning for the needs of the Department. Provide support for research and contract & grant administration. Assist with faculty and staff recruitment. Maintain confidential personnel files. Thorough knowledge of the Medicine clinical and academic activities, independently respond to a variety of information requests and disseminate information through interpersonal, telephone and electronic communications. Route calls, information/data requests, and issues to the appropriate personnel. While performing duties, the incumbent must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in a rapidly changing, time-pressured environment.

The incumbent ensures that the Chair/AdVC are briefed for meetings and events with a wide range of individuals and groups. Incumbent will interact with all levels of the organization, including campus executive administration support staff, donors and prospects, and international, governmental and community contacts and organizations. Responsible for independent problem-solving and high quality service, and also group process approach to accomplishing work. As requested, manages special projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature.

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, strategic, and research support to the Chair and other senior leaders. Act as a key liaison between Medicine and entities within and outside of UCSD, including other UC academic institutions and outside collaborators. Functions with a high degree of autonomy and sets the bar for support and organizational strategy. Performs other duties as assigned.

For a senior leader (i.e. direct report to the President, Chancellor or Health System CEO), provides leadership and professional expertise for units at the highest levels of administration at the University. Develops and administers systems for managing information, projects and communications throughout unit; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Significant barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., may require the approval of senior leadership).


  • Nine years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five years of related experience/training.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common organization-specific computer applications.

  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the organization as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.

  • Strong skills to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni / donors, students and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Strong analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Advanced service orientation.

  • Advising and counseling skills.

  • Ability to use a high level of discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Small to mid-level project management skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures.

  • Knowledge of federal regulations such as FERPA.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $74,300 - $134,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $35.58 - $64.42

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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