Senior Executive Director, Government & Community Relations University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 32562 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.
Position Description: As part of UCLA's External Affairs organization, the Government and Community Relations (GCR) team communicates the impact of UCLA's world-class education, renowned health system, ground breaking research, and over 1200 community partnerships to government officials and influencers. Through its divisions of Federal, State and Local Relations, GCR leads a dedicated team in the cultivation of meaningful relationships that advance UCLA's priorities within government and the community.
Working closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor, GCR, the Senior Executive Director will serve as the AVC's deputy and will assist in managing and guiding all GCR units and efforts. This individual will also lead the Community & Local Relations team within GCR and will direct, manage, and serve as the primary university point of contact and advisor to the chancellor and senior leadership and administration campus-wide on a wide variety of civic and community engagement initiatives and programs as well as oversee local government relations for UCLA. The Senior Executive Director will be responsible for strategic planning and coordination of resources as well as developing and disseminating accurate, timely and credible information about UCLA and its activities to local and regional elected officials and government agencies. This individual will engage deeply with the LA community and will develop and execute a plan to effectively and efficiently leverage the vast intellectual, informational and human resources of the university in an effort to address and resolve community, local and regional challenges.
The Senior Executive Director will strategically and effectively engage in Los Angeles communities and local government affairs to increase UCLA's visibility in the city and county of LA, ensuring UCLA's commitment as an institution of choice for policymakers seeking solutions to the area's challenges. As the university enters its second century, UCLA recognizes the imperative to ensure a more genuine and positively impactful relationship with the greater Los Angeles region. The Senior Executive Director will be committed to building, maintaining and expanding relationships with the communities and cities that surround the university as a critical element of UCLA's mission and successful operation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits: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.