Director Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars
UCLA's Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (DCISS), a department within Student Affairs, offers personalized counseling, advice, and support to UCLA's international students, scholars, and their families, as well as programming for the multicultural campus community.
The Director, as a strategic local, national and global leader within the international student and scholar community, is responsible for long- and short-term operational, fiscal, and organizational planning; providing leadership and administration of all departmental programs and services; and developing and managing the department's goals and objectives. The Director directly interacts with Vice Provosts, Deans and other campus leaders regarding campus initiatives responsive to the needs of international students, scholars and special programs. The Director makes independent decisions relative to the operation of the department and its budget, conducts staff meetings, and conducts annual evaluations of the Center's programs and services.
Operating within the framework of regulations set forth by federal, state, and University authorities, the Director is responsible for the development of programs, procedures, and reporting formats that directly supports international students, scholars, and faculty.
The Director is responsible for the development of departmental performance expectations, and is accountable for the department's compliance with University accounting, auditing, and personnel principles, policies and procedures.
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu Reference position # 25443. AA/EEO
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
- This position requires expertise in the area of managing diversity. The Director is called upon to build a positive community in which students, faculty, and staff come to value different backgrounds and interact positively as a part of an enriching educational experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and ability to provide oversight and leadership over multiple units both within DCISS and with other academic units to ensure institutional compliance, consultation, training, meeting all reporting deadlines.
- This position requires the ability to communicate and work effectively with the most diverse population of any unit of the university. This population includes 12,000 international students and scholars from approximately 120 countries; faculty members, both U.S. and international; University officials at every level, from the Chancellor's office to clerical staff; government officials in a variety of agencies; and a wide variety of community participants and volunteers from every walk of life.
- Knowledge of student development theory, methods of putting theory into practice, and techniques to evaluate the correspondence between theory and practice. Detailed knowledge of and skill in intercultural counseling and university student advisement applicable to international students and scholars.
- The position requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of international cultures, politics, religions, mores, and practices.
- The successful candidate should have substantial higher education professional experience to be able to lead a department within the student affairs organization at a large public research university.
- Ability to effectively direct and supervise the activities of 25 professional and support staff.
- Budget management skills and experience required. Experience managing various fund sources is preferred.
- The position requires current knowledge of immigration law, Department of Homeland Security policies and regulations, and US. Department of State protocols and procedures; comprehensive understanding of the visa and immigration services required to support a large, public research institution.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations and analyze information to determine compliance. Skill in implementing immigration strategies for non-immigrant visa categories on campus.
- Analytical, verbal and writing skills necessary for understanding, explaining and ensuring compliance with complex government and university laws, regulations and procedures. Skill in explaining technical procedures to administrators who lack the technical background.
- Demonstrated skill to write concise and logical analytical reports for all audience levels to explain trends and relevance of policies and programs.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct