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Director of Strategic Projects (Req. 29521)

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Director of Strategic Projects   (Req. 29521)

Reporting to the Dean of the School and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Strategic Projects Manager, will be responsible for advising on, developing and managing new, and existing projects from initiation through implementation. The scope of the position includes preparing high-level reports and proposals for the Deans' review, managing the School's Accreditation/Self-study, School-wide academic proposals/initiatives and oversight of School-wide academic data.

The Manager will serve as point person for the accreditation process and all related reports. The manager will supervise the Senior Data Analyst. The Manager will monitor project progress and identify and implement necessary adjustments, will fulfill any reporting requirements and will work with the Dean of the Fielding School of Public Health to ensure projects contribute to advancing the strategic objectives of the School.  


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 29521 AA/EEO

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


  • Masters Degree (advanced degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Economics, Management, or related discipline an asset) and at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in developing projects and processes from the inception stage through implementation including writing reports that includes assembling and analyzing data
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues and concepts surrounding public health
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, and to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques
  • Superb writing and editing skills


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 -



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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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