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Director, Rady Action Project

Position overview

Position title: Director of the Rady Action Project
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $200K -$230K.
The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position (

Application Window

Open date: September 13, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Oct 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Rady School of Management ( at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within its faculty, staff and student body, via research, teaching, service, and/or other activities.

The Rady Action Project (RAP) Director will direct and deliver RAP, an experiential business consulting capstone course taken by all Rady MBA students. The RAP is the final course in the MBA core curriculum. It provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply the theory and skills they have learned in the core. The RAP Director will report to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and work closely with the Executive Director of MBA Programs and Faculty Advisor for MBA Programs. See for more information on RAP.

The RAP Director will draw on and maintain relationships with for-profit and non-profit organizations that are the consulting clients for RAP projects. They will work with these clients to identify and scope appropriate projects. They will design a curriculum that prepares student teams to interface with clients in a professional setting. They will be expected to hold a concurrent Unit 18 appointment and lead class meetings in which multiple teams are provided with the guidance and tools needed, and they will coach, mentor, and monitor the teams.

Academic Coordinator Titles per APM-375:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

o A bachelor’s degree in business or closely related field.
o A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in higher-level management positions, especially consulting, advisory services, or new ventures and experience leading cross-functional teams

Preferred qualifications

o A master's degree in business or a closely related field
o Demonstrated engagement with leaders in the local business community
o Demonstrated effectiveness in the delivery of graduate-level business instruction
o Recognized thought leadership, evidenced through published research and presentations

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional #2 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

La Jolla, CA