Job Summary JOB OVERVIEW
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Community Relations, the Assistant Director is responsible for implementing community relations efforts on behalf of UCSF, including the UCSF Health. As a campus and medical center liaison to the communities surrounding UCSF campus sites, the individual works with UCSF and UCSF Health departments to communicate UCSF priorities and activities largely land use and construction projects to neighbors and community organizations. The Assistant Director works to mitigate any actions, concerns or opposition that would adversely affect the campus, UCSF Health, or University of California.
It is important to develop and maintain positive relationships between UCSF and its neighbors out of respect for our host community. In addition, while UCSF generates many benefits for San Francisco, UCSF recognizes that there are impacts on neighbors as well. UCSF's mission is to serve the public as a healthcare provider and research/educational institution. Negative relationships with the community can impede that mission by leading to potential litigation, intervention, and actions by elected officials on behalf of neighbors. Negative community relationships can also result in a loss of resources to UCSF such as inadequate physical facilities as well as negative impacts on programmatic needs such as student/staff housing.
University Relations leads overall comprehensive, integrated campus and medical center strategic communications to raise the visibility and awareness of UCSF's mission and excellence in patient care, research and education; spearheads advocacy efforts, community relations, and local, state and federal governmental relations on behalf of the UCSF enterprise, and creates, maintains and drives strategy for the UCSF brand at the enterprise level.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., Communications, PR or similar) and six years of experience working in community relations; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Experience with conflict resolution, development and land use planning, neighborhood organizing, multi-party negotiation and environmental review
* Must have excellent grammar and composition
* Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
* Excellent organizational, presentation, facilitation, verbal and written communication skills
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously
* Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
* Must be detail oriented
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Preferred Qualifications Possess experience working in large, multi-tiered organizations with competing and diverse constituents
* Familiar with University of California rules and procedures
* Knowledge of facility construction, EIR mitigation, urban and physical planning
* Knowledge of CEQA, environmental review, litigation and land use License/Certification n/a Position Type Full Time Percentage 100% Equal Employment Opportunity The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.