GLI Program Coordinator

UC San Diego
  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 27

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 governance of globalization and its local impacts. 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 1700 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 programs, 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 for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD), 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).

Responsible for the day-to-day planning, management, development and administration of GLI programs: course registration, course scheduling, course/curriculum scheduling, faculty/instructor support, event planning, database management and academic advising. Manage, maintain and update the GLI database: contact information, class enrollment, grade report sheets, instructors, etc. Develop and implement professional tours and seminars. Provide support for Assistant Director and Director as needed. Other duties as assigned within scope of description.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet event needs. Some mornings, evenings and weekends may also be required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education Administration, International Affairs or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of academic advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

  • Proficient knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.

  • Advanced skill using computer software, hardware and database systems: MS Office suite, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook calendar.

  • Proven accounting knowledge and demonstrated ability to work with fiscal related matters including budgets, expenditures, and reimbursement processes.

  • Superior interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility in order to work with a variety of individuals in differing roles and in a variety of situations.

  • Strong skill to effectively compose a variety of written materials (correspondence, reports, etc.) in appropriate format. Excellent skill and ability to proofread and correct for grammar, spelling, punctuation, typographical errors, clarity, syntactical correctness and continuity. Ability to adapt writing style as needed. Ability to write concisely, persuasively and in summary form.

  • Exceptionally strong organizational and time management skills; proven ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities and take into consideration deadlines, competing requirements and complexity.

  • Resourcefulness in independently finding appropriate solutions to complex problems, operational and administrative, and use of initiative in implementing solutions or making recommendations. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary actions to mitigate potential negative effects.

  • Understanding of University rules and regulations.

  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning. Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.

  • Strong ability to work independently and harmoniously as part of a team with frequent interruptions and to meet established deadlines; ability to identify issues needing referral to supervisor.

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