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$62,250 - $75,600 / Year
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8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#120550 Executive Assistant to the AVC for Student Affairs

Extended Review Date: Tue 1/31/2023

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.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/2/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


Reporting to the AVC for Student Affairs, the incumbent will provide analysis, project support and executive administrative support for Office of Student Affairs.

The incumbent will provide primary executive support to the AVC for Student Affairs ('AVC-SA'), managing the daily and long-range schedule, correspondence, communications and workload of the AVC-SA. Executive support may include managing calendars, scheduling travel, working on special projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature, and compiling meeting documents and back up with attention to detail. Incumbent will manage coordination of campus-wide and other related meetings and events; independently author outreach materials; initiate and complete high-level meeting planning for campus-wide committees.

Cover letter required for a complete application.


  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience and proven ability to function at a high administrative level in providing executive level support while representing the University's best interests at all times.

  • Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs. Demonstrated strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and calendaring.

  • Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni / donors, students and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including maturity, diplomacy, tact, confidentiality. Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively and professionally with diverse clientele, including prominent social and business figures, elected officials, campus and systemwide administrators, faculty, staff and students.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. ** Demonstrated ability to work independently, set own priorities, use independent judgment.

  • Knowledge of federal regulations such as FERPA.

  • Solid analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated experience analyzing and identifying problems, independently resolving discrepancies with ability to recommend solutions, contributing effectively tosupport organizational objectives.

  • 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 service orientation. Strong demonstrated experience with providing a full range of high-level independent administrative support combined with proven skill to coordinate complex activities and use independent judgment to organize and prioritize functions with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Advising and counseling skills.

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

  • Solid skills in problem identification.

  • Proven experience with successful event planning and management of special events. Proven skills to handle logistics of a wide variety of special events including meetings, lectures, seminars, and workshops.

  • Familiarity with the organization's processes, protocols and procedures. Knowledge of the principles of higher education and of an academic institution's organizational structure and function.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $48,900 - $102,300 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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