Chief of Staff
University of California - San Diego - La Jolla, CA

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The Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (VC-EDI) has responsibility for leading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the entire campus, including Health Sciences and Marine Sciences. Reporting to the VC-EDI and serving as a member of her senior management team, the Chief of Staff supports the Vice Chancellor in all areas relating to University activities, as well as the Vice Chancellor’s work with community organizations, governmental agencies, and other non-profit organizations. The Chief of Staff represents the Vice Chancellor in discussions with her units, UC San Diego Vice Chancellors, the Office of the President, the Academic Senate, and other campus or systemwide senior leadership regarding policies and operational issues pertaining to the campus and acts for the Vice Chancellor in her absence. The position adds to the informed perspective of the Vice Chancellor and facilitates the implementation of activities within the Vice Chancellor’s Office and between the Vice Chancellor’s Office and academic or administrative departments. The position manages the activities of the Vice Chancellor’s office, including oversight of the annual operating budget and also serves as the unit’s Financial Officer with responsibility for all matters regarding budget and financial planning and analysis, including resource allocations, budget development, and staffing control. The Chief of Staff is a principal advisor to the Vice Chancellor, advising and providing analytical support and leadership on a variety of projects of importance to the campus. The position maintains confidentiality of privileged information, and performs a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility.


Demonstrated knowledge/experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including an understanding of the historical and social context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, of the language/terms that have evolved as these social issues have evolved, and of the complexities of the intersections of various communities. Demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into practical applications.

Proven ability and skill to identify and analyze complex situations and needs and recommend or implement effective courses of action for management.

Ability to organize assigned tasks, prioritize heavy workload, develop comprehensive timetables and strategies to meet multiple and constantly changing deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an effective, productive and cooperative working, reporting and professional relationship with employees at all levels of the organization; work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas, adapt to their needs.

Effective communication skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports, policies and correspondence; ability to interact effectively with many levels of personnel by telephone, in person, and in writing. Skill in resolving conflict situations and in recognizing politically sensitive situations.

Demonstrated management ability to direct and supervise professional and staff positions; ability to train, motivate and provide effective and sound judgment and leadership.

Advanced degree in Business or Public Administration, Organizational Management/Leadership, education, psychology, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Position is designated "Confidential" within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.

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

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