Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor of Community and Government Relations, the Executive Director of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships is responsible for managing and directing UCSF's community relations programs and strategic partnerships. This role must excel at operations management and should demonstrate exceptional organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be able to work with cross-functional team members, build and manage community relations program plans, identify and secure cross-functional resources and develop tools and systems needed to meet community commitments. They will be comfortable with ambiguity but detailed oriented in nature. We are a small department, so a willingness to tackle both the large and small areas for improvement.
This leadership role will manage the cultivation of strategic relationships toward accomplishing the organization's mission and common goals with external partners. The Executive Director will work in close collaboration with other campus units--including but not limited to Communications, Campus Planning, Real Estate, Facilities Management, Campus Life Services, Transportation Services, and UCSF Health units to identity, implement and direct programs that strengthen UCSF's relationships with the San Francisco community. The Executive Director supervises three professional staff members (FTE) and works in partnership with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community & Government Relations (CGR) and members of the Government Relations team. As the primary campus and medical center liaison to UCSF's neighbors, as well as to the diversity of San Francisco community and civic organizations, the individual works with UCSF departments to pro-actively communicate campus and medical center plans and policies to neighbors and the surrounding community in an effort to promote dialogue and facilitate positive relationships between UCSF and the San Francisco community. The individual also works to mitigate any actions, concerns or opposition that would adversely affect the campus, UCSF Health, or University of California.
The Executive Director operates at both a tactical and strategic level working with CGR leadership to advance key strategic initiatives and relationships; is responsible for leading key CGR projects; managing and tracking strategic initiatives; monitoring goals and objective achievements through measurements of benchmarks; conceptualizes and implements community engagement efforts through fostering partnerships and collaborations with diverse communities and provides support to CGR leadership around department efforts to engage internal constituency groups.
Internal Number: 3151244
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