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#118474 GLI Assistant Director for Strategic Alliances

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/30/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/1/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date 9/1/22.


The University of California’s only school of international affairs, the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) provides a unique resource for training leaders, creating ideas, and building networks for the governance of globalization and its local impacts. GPS is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students and now stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas. GPS instructs a diverse student body consisting of 60% domestic and 40% international students in MPP, MCEPA, MIA, BA-MIA, MAS, joint PhD with Department of Political Science, and executive education programs. GPS also administers the International Studies Program, a fast-growing interdisciplinary program with over 1700 declared undergraduate majors, that offers a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate students interested in international affairs.

Offering nine B.A. degree options, three combined BA/MIA programs, and a minor program, the International Studies Program explores the interaction between the international and national, global and local, contemporary and historical ideas shaping globalization. GPS is also the parent organization to major research centers: Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD), Center on Global Transformation (CGT), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 21st Century China Center, Fudan-UC Center on China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL), Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR), and Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT).

The GLI Assistant Director of Strategic Alliances is responsible for overall program planning and development, as well as management and continuity of day-to-day operations for executive education development to promote and generate revenue through program sales at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. The Assistant Director has unique responsibility to research and identify potential clients for the purchase of specialized educational programs geared to private- and public-sector professionals and clients, to identify opportunities with a wide range of stakeholders, and to evaluate potential commercial partners for unique, customized educational programs.

This position interacts with senior level leaders such as private- and public-sector human resources officials, GPS advisory board members, and former program participants. The position briefs industry executives across industries to the value of doing business with GPS and cross-promotes other GPS initiatives and makes presentations to corporate program directors, community leaders, and private- and public-sector HR managers outlining the advantages of purchasing executive education programs. This position customizes education programs for corporate and government clients, developing suitable courses to meet client needs with a profitable outcome.

The Assistant Director analyzes the operational policies and their implementation to assure the highest level of quality and service is provided to constituents in the programs administered by GLI that serve certificate/non-degree. The Assistant Director provides work direction to GLI support staff and student employees. The Assistant Director will provide support to the Director for special assignments and administrative functions, meeting deadlines. May act for the Director in his/her absence.

  • Incumbent must be available for occasional evenings / weekends and may be required to attend conferences / programs both locally and out-of-town, as requested. Some overtime during peak periods may be required.

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.


  • Knowledge of and experience with creating budgets and fund accounting financial systems.

  • Demonstrated success in the organization and implementation of complex group events and activities.

  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching, and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.

  • Experience in creating spreadsheets and reports using Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, CRMs, or other software applications.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Ability to do research and analysis of short- and long-term budgetary issues and trends.

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. This position requires understanding a sense of urgency and the ability to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

  • Advanced writing ability to independently compose letters and publications using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing, and proofreading skills.

  • Ability to organize complex strategies and produce a results-oriented, coherent document.

  • Proven success as a team member and demonstrating planning, initiative and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations including students, staff, faculty, and external customers.

  • Ability to market executive education programs and influence new clients to choose GPS over competing programs using personal selling and marketing techniques.


  • Background check is required for this position.

  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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

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