Job Description

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Shiley Eye Institute
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CX Contract
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#116593 Business Dev. & Communications Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/12/2022

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Serve as the Communications & Business Development Coordinator. Provide administrative support for the Director of Communications and Business Development for the department of Ophthalmology at UCSD Shiley Eye Institute. Independently coordinate all aspects of special events for patients, donors, staff and faculty (during and after normal business hours as needed). Assist with outreach, guest/customer service, development and community relation activities by handling confidential information with discretion, providing patient assistance as needed, and exercising sound judgment.

Development office duties include but not limited to: maintaining office systems, coordinate marketing and fund raising mailings, and perform fiscal activities including processing and reporting of gifts - all with attention to detail. Coordinate development assignments such as: donor, prospect, patient and community cultivation, recognition, and stewardship activities; organize marketing direct mailings, annual giving and patient brochures; edit bi-annual magazine, press releases, and website content. Keep budgets for events noting income/expenditures. Applicant must be able to work with all Microsoft office suite applications.


  • Demonstrated executive assistant skills and experience that will reflect the ability to provide professional assistance to supervisor.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively deal with people in conversation or to compose correspondence using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, editing, format and proofreading skills to clearly and concisely provide information.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize various software applications (such as Word and Excel) with a high degree of accuracy and speed.

  • Skills and techniques to recognize problem issues and situations and apply resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to implement problem solving to mitigate potential negative effects and follow-through to ensure effective resolution.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse clientele, including volunteers, donors, prominent social and business figures, and campus administrators, using a high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion, with emphasis on flexibility and professionalism.

  • Proven ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data and provide appropriate response, utilizing campus/department resources for report preparation and correspondence, and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide support to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors.

  • Strong work ethic. Proven ability to utilize total quality service as work philosophy. Demonstrate a willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Proven ability to utilize a database and to extract pertinent and critical information. Proven ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data and provide appropriate response.

  • Experience with various aspects of financial transactions including purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgets and financial reporting.

  • Extensive experience required donor relations, public relations, office management, record keeping, and thorough practice with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, FileMaker and Outlook.


  • B.A or B.S. degree preferably in Communications, Journalism or Marketing.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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