Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120296 Executive Manager - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/7/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite in La Jolla and remote work.


The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to creating and promoting public health innovations to advance equity, justice, and wellbeing for all and has more than 80 primary salaried faculty, 20 secondary faculty, 250+ personnel, 225 postgraduate students, and over 650 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the public health disciplines of biostatistics and bioinformatics, epidemiology, global health, health policy, health behavior, health equity, public mental health, environmental and climate health, and preventive medicine. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on wireless and population health systems, health promotion and equity, women's health, and tobacco control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, Design Lab, Qualcomm Institute, ACTRI, HDSI, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UC San Diego and external customers. Research in the School includes ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts. The School has and administers two PhD programs (public health and biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, a MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), a Master of Applied Science in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UC San Diego Extension, and a Preventive Medicine Residency program.

The Hill Public Health Practice and Research Center (Hill PHPRC) is part of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health under Linda Hill, Executive Director. The Hill PHPRC consists of two large programs: The Center for Human and Urban Mobility (CHUM) and Border Outreach programs, the largest is the Asylum Seeker Medical Screening and Stabilization Program. CHUM is a transportation focused Center, multidisciplinary and incorporates members from Urban Studies and Planning, Engineering, Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences. The Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) is the leading program within CHUM, providing translation community-based education and outreach. TREDS currently has 7 active grants:* Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study, funded by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety* Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options (AUTO), funded by NIH through a subcontract with the University of Colorado* California Commercial Motor Vehicle Substance Use Safety and Compliance Summit, funded by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)* Improving Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Compliance through Online and Live Instruction, funded by FMCSA* The Public Health Impact of Cannabis Legalization in CA, funded by the CA Department of Cannabis Control* Railroad Safety Study: funded by CA Department of Transportation* Statewide Traffic Safety Education and Training, funded by the CA Office of Traffic Safety3 grants are under review, one is progress, and three more are in the planning stages.

The Border Outreach program is diverse group of border-focused public health activities. The largest of these projects is the Asylum Seeker Medical Screening and Stabilization Program. For four years the team has led the efforts to provide medical screening and stabilization for asylum seekers arriving to San Diego. This program is a collaborative effort involving Jewish Family Services, Catholic Charities, CDPH, CDSS, EMSA, OEM, other state agencies, and the County. With the increasing number of arrivals, the program has grown rapidly over the last 18 months. Additional collaborative work is conducted with the US Consulate in Tijuana, the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, the Baja Health Authority, and in collaboration with other researchers and public health practice agencies.

Reporting to the PI, Dr. Linda Hill, the Executive Manager (EM) is part of senior management, provides leadership, strategic direction, and overall management of the Hill Public Health Practice and Research Center (Hill PHPRC). Incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the programs including budgets, resource acquisition (grants and service contracts), strategic direction, planning, program promotion, workload, pre- and post-award functions, and other program support. In collaboration with the PI, they will lead, develop, and submit original research proposals to government and corporate agencies to secure additional funding for the PHPRC research partners. The EM will provide mentorship and supervise the program coordinators of the funded grants. The EM will interface with the HWSPH and Qualcomm Institute Business Offices, since grants and service agreements are housed at both sites, to manage the nearly 20 million dollars in funding, The EM will support the PI in developing new opportunities in the areas of Border Health, Transportation Safety, and in the teaching mission of these two projects, as well as the Preventive Medicine Residency Program. They will serve as a representative of the Center at national and international meetings when appropriate.


  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training such as Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).

  • Seven (7) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Academic background and recognized expertise in selected area of research.

  • Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Expert oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and / or governmental agencies.

  • Leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies.

  • Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.

  • Expert fundraising experience.

  • Expert negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated expertise with managing clinical health services in an academic environment.

  • Experience in managing and supervising program staff and students.

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate solutions, sometime in challenging scenarios.

  • Expert knowledge of grant preparation and submission process.

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.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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