GPS/ISP Student Affairs Coordinator

UC San Diego
  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 07

Position description

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 Pacific Century. 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 1500 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 program, 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 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).

Under the general supervision of the GPS Director of Degree Programs, independently counsel and advise students, faculty, staff, and Colleges on academic decision-making pertaining to the International Studies Program. Review, analyze and evaluate degree checks and course approximations. Interpret degree requirements and recommend course of action for curriculum planning according to projected graduation date. Interpret academic requirements. Track and analyze enrollment trends. Represent ISP in matters related to undergraduate programming and advising issues with various campus programs, departments, colleges, administration and institutions on and off campus. Serve as back-up on graduate payroll/hiring and financial support processes.

Occasional overtime may be required including evenings and /or weekend, as workload demands.


  • Bachelor's in counseling, education psychology, and 5 years or more of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to academic advising, program planning, implementation, program outreach, and/or assessment efforts.

  • Knowledge of educational theories and principles and experience in the practical application of counseling techniques.

  • Experience with curriculum administration to advise students on University/department program offerings, policies and procedures, and curricular requirements.

  • Strong demonstrated, progressive, and substantial professional experience in a University or college Student Affairs environment.

  • Strong knowledge of University regulations, procedures and offices related to all aspects of Undergraduate/graduate student affairs including, but not limited to, confidentiality, course scheduling, registration, enrollment, records management and grading.

  • Ability to utilize independent decision-making skills. Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills; ability to identify research and analyze complex situations, recommend solutions and determine action steps to be taken to affect resolutions. Excellent leadership skills and ability to work with minimal direction and negotiate conflicts.

  • Skill in analysis, development, implementation and management of academic and student programs.

  • Able to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with provosts, deans, faculty, staff, students and the public in a professional manner with tact, diplomacy and patience.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to write concisely, persuasively, and in summary form. Skill to compose, edit and proofread narrative sections of printed information. Ability to express verbally one’s position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation in a professional, concise, and courteous manner.

  • Skill and knowledge to identify, gather, and analyze information (including statistical material) into meaningful reports and/or documents. Ability to analyze complex policies and regulations and exercise sound judgment in their application

  • Strong ability to effectively direct student employees and/or staff including ability to give clear instructions and guidelines, delegation and assignment of tasks, monitoring production and quality of work, setting performance standards, assessing individual capabilities and workloads.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate financial reports through knowledge of accounting principles and applications.

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