Job Description

Payroll Title:
SIO Directors Office
Hiring Pay Scale
$64,200-$74,000/ Annually
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#127127 SIO Development Operations and Support Analyst

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/27/2024

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.

This is a one (1) year 100% contract position. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs and funding of the department.



A department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean, earth and atmospheric science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, Earth, and planets. Scripps undergraduate and graduate programs provide transformative educational and research opportunities in ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences, as well as degrees in climate science and policy and marine biodiversity and conservation. Scripps operates a fleet of four oceanographic research vessels and the research platform FLIP making up one of the largest academic fleets in the world.


This position works closely with colleagues across Marine Sciences, Birch Aquarium, University Development, and Advancement on high-level projects to ensure effective and efficient strategic planning, execution, and evaluation on a wide variety of Marine Sciences Development- related priorities, programs, and projects, alerting management and proposing solutions to increase efficiency and identify opportunities to optimize the fundraising activities and overall goals.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an operational or administrative role working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Proven administrative ability to supervise and provide direction to staff and volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives and maintain office activities with respect to established procedures and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices for financial analysis of budgets. Experience in producing financial and expense reports, purchasing, accounting, Skill to monitor financial activities and transactions for report generation, purchasing, travel vouchers, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

  • Knowledge of the techniques of donor/prospect research with the ability to extract and distill pertinent/critical information from multiple sources.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Expert level of experience using MS Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new and upgraded software and apply skills to current workload/project work.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques. Demonstrated ability to assess procedures and define requirements to streamline business process and result in productivity improvement.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and skills in dealing with politically sensitive situations.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze information, situations, problems, policies and procedures; ask critical questions to gather all required information; identify potential solutions; apply solutions and formulate logical and objective conclusions from data and observations; communicate conclusions to a variety of personnel at various levels.

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

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Demonstrated ability to organize workload and manage priorities; manage multiple projects simultaneously; be flexible to respond in stressful situations and unexpected job demands with frequent interruptions and minimal supervision.

  • Excellent written communication skills to compose reports, presentations, summaries, briefings, memos, administrative policies and procedures, and donor correspondence.

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and focus with attention to detail in fast-paced, highly-collaborative environment with dynamic priorities.

  • Experience coordinating complex scheduling and domestic and foreign travel arrangements.

  • Demonstrated outstanding ability to partner with diverse staff and administrators across the university to achieve project/program objectives through consensus-building, customer service orientation, and shared ownership of outcomes.


A. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s license.

B. Must have access to reliable transportation.

C. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

D. Job offer is contingent upon clear background check.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

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.

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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