Senior Assistant Director of Programs (Req. 26647)

UCLA, Los Angeles
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Riordan Programs of UCLA Anderson School of Management works with over 300 students and 3,000 alumni. The Senior Assistant Director provides leadership, guidance and direction to the department's Program Planning staff.

The position is responsible for The Riordan MBA Fellows Program which includes all aspects of outreach, recruiting program participants and implements initiatives that assist in meeting the recruitment goals. A primary goal is to motivate academically competitive and diverse pools to attend business school.

Managing Corporate and academic outreach and activities; select and train volunteers. Interact with over 300 program participants, over 250 program volunteers, mentors and alumni. Research new programming activities for the Riordan MBA Fellows, Riordan Scholars and College to Career establishing new partnerships, and maintaining existing community and corporate partnerships. Oversee the development, production and distribution of all marketing materials and increase visibility of the Programs. Supervise staff and student assistants.

The Senior Assistant Director is responsible for financial analysis and management. Track and monitor all program expenses, revenue, fiscal needs and prepare monthly balance sheets. Work closely with the Executive Director on donor relations and Fundraising Events.

Manages one or more specific functions such as tracking alumni graduate rates, fellowships and implementation of salesforce. Serves on staff hiring committees.   

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position #26647.     AA/EEO

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The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Experience in program implementation and logistic to design and modify program curriculum, procedures and/or methods to increase efficiency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program budget creation, management, analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and maintain flexibility when working on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with members of corporate and professional organizations, university constituents and program participants from various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated success leading and motivating teams in fast-paced environments with multiple priorities and deadlines, including the ability to supervise and give direction to staff, contractors, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, with initiative and accurately with minimal supervision and within specific deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to work Saturdays and evenings as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to present effectively before large and small groups of people at program events and professional functions.
  • Experience working with people from diverse and underserved backgrounds.


  • Experience implementing and evaluating educational/business programs.
  • Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns for factors, identify patterns, tendencies, and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise large groups of volunteers and conduct oral group presentations to provide information and explain procedures.
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree or two years of related experience.




UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 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 -

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