UC San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. Its culture of innovation and collaboration is supported by the 7th largest research budget in the U.S. Its rapidly transforming campus is becoming a major destination for students, patients and the community. Inclusive excellence is at the core of UC San Diego's success. Our team is looking to hire the next Executive Director for Federal and Research Government Relations.
UC San Diego's Government and Community Relations (GCR) department supports the University's mission to transform California and a diverse global society by: educating students; generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works; treating patients; and engaging in public service. GCR works as a strong, coherent, integrated, and efficient team that provides outstanding service to internal and external stakeholders. The department also implements comprehensive programs of relationship development, management, and engagement in support of strategic partnerships in order to safeguard and increase public resources in support of UC San Diego's mission of education, research, healthcare, and service. GCR reports to the Associate Chancellor/Chief of Staff within the Chancellor's Office VC Area.
Reporting to the Associate Chancellor/Chief of Staff with a secondary reporting line and in close partnership with to the Vice Chancellor - Research (VCR), the Executive Director (ED) will be tasked with elevating the visibility of UC San Diego and our unique research capabilities through government advocacy. Serves as a principal advocate for the institution to internal and external constituencies. Key areas of responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic federal and research government relations and legislative programs for UC San Diego, Research and UC San Diego Health. In consultation with campus leadership, develops and leads the overall federal and research government relations strategy of UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health, which has significant impact on the San Diego region, the state and the nation. Promotes a culture of equity, inclusion, diversity, respect and superior customer service to internal and external constituents.
Advises the Chancellor, VCR, CEO UC Health and the other members of the Chancellor's Cabinet and UC San Diego leadership on appropriate interactions with federal elected and appointed officials in Washington D.C, San Diego and elsewhere, as appropriate, to monitor and influence legislative and agency developments with potential to, or affecting, the University. Functions at the highest level of government, scientific and institutional analysis, policy, and program planning and development.
The ED works closely with University Communications for advancing and managing government relations programs in support of UC San Diego's research mission with the goal of increasing visibility and understanding of the University's identity, locally, nationally and internationally.
Principally responsible for the development and management of strategies to inform and influence public policy at the federal level on issues and in areas of interest to UC San Diego, and to advise the Chancellor, VCR and CEO Health System on legislative matters that may affect the University. Monitors legislation and public policy issues.
Works in conjunction with the Executive Director of State and Local Government and Community Relations to build a comprehensive government and community relations for UC San Diego.
Responsible for the development and implementation of a campus-wide advocacy and government relations program that will enhance government-university-industry partnerships. Uses subject matter and political expertise, analysis and advocacy skills. The building of these relationships will be effectively leveraged at the federal, state and local levels. Works with high profile civic, business and community organizations and their members to grow the university's presence and reputation. These include, but are not limited to, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Economic Development Corporation and other groups beyond the footprint of the campus.
Represents the Chancellor's office on the Office of the President's federal and research government relations.
Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate directors within department.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.5+ years of relevant experience.
Advanced skills to represent senior campus and / or medical center management with legislators, presidential appointees, et cetera, and knowledge / skill to accurately and effectively respond to inquiries from diverse constituencies. Demonstrated knowledge of the relationshi
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.