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Director, UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (REQ. 28344)

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA ~ August 21, 2018

Director, UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (REQ. 28344)


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a Director, Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS). UCLA is a highly selective, public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, and is the most applied-to university in the nation. UCLA’s DCISS is a department within Student Affairs that offers personalized counseling, advice, and support to UCLA’s more than 12,000 talented international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and their families, as well as programming for the multicultural and multinational campus community.


UCLA seeks an experienced, results-oriented director to shape the future course of the DCISS. Operating within the framework of regulations set forth by federal, state, and university authorities, the director has overall responsibility for the quality and development of programs, procedures, and reporting formats that directly support international students, scholars, faculty, and staff. 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. This individual 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. The director will also provide strategic, operational, administrative, technological, and financial leadership to the center, including managing an annual budget of approximately $2.9 million with 25 professional staff.


The successful candidate will be an energetic, forward thinking, solutions-focused leader with a strong work ethic. Experience leading a complex or similar sized unit within a higher education setting is preferred. This individual must be able to relate to as well as communicate and work effectively with one of the most complex and diverse communities of any at UCLA, comprising ethnically and socially varied populations. This community includes international students, scholars, and staff from approximately 120 countries; faculty members, both U.S. and international; university officials at every level; government officials in a variety of agencies; and a wide variety of community participants and volunteers from disparate backgrounds. This senior leader must possess a strong passion for working with students, as well as a keen understanding of and interest in their unique issues and wellbeing. The director will have knowledge of student development theory, methods of putting theory into practice, and techniques to evaluate the correspondence between theory and practice; they will also have detailed knowledge of and skill in intercultural counseling and university student advisement applicable to international students and scholars. The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in education or related field from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience in the university setting preferred. Fluency in one or more language other than English would be a plus.


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


Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 7, 2018, for full consideration. Nominations and requests for additional information should be directed to UCLA’s consultants:

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.

Attention: Shelli Herman



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