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$70,000 - $92,000 /year
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8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#116817 Finance Manager (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Fri 7/8/2022

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 06/07/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/16/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


Under the general direction, perform the highest level of analytical support to key staff/faculty in the management of a comprehensive and complex intellectual property (IP) program for the campus. Responsibilities include financial and inventor/author related activities in this program; primary liaison to faculty members, various department chairs, and business officers to resolve royalty distribution issues. Recommend and develop policies to further the Department's goals; interact with all Office of Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) manager/staff and managers at the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship office of UC Office of the President (UCOP) to maintain the integrity of the system-wide Patent Tracking System (PTS) database. Responsible for the supervision and training of 2 department finance employees, plus interaction with Business and Financial Service departments of UC San Diego. Develop and determine innovative solutions and implement actions to resolve issues with the NUI/PTS computer system in its current form and as it develops.

The Office of Innovation & Commercialization at University of California, San Diego, is committed to actively promoting our Principles of Community and continually advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within all levels of our organization. In line with the goals of UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and fostering a positive and welcome climate where all are valued, we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, finance, accounting, or an allied field, and four (4) years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Demonstrated ability to independently comprehend, analyze and interpret complex financial and budgetary data, written policies and procedures and apply concepts.

  • Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments. Expert skill in analyzing large quantities of financial and administrative data, summarizing and extracting pertinent data, compiling relevant information in a variety of appropriate formats.

  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Skill in communicating instructions/procedures in a logical, clear, concise manner to a wide variety of constituents throughout the organization and other IP associated stakeholders.

  • Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Proven ability to multi-task in a high volume environment. Ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents, including university inventors, staffs, and administrators, license companies and accounting personnel in law firms.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to integrate this knowledge to support both the UC San Diego financial system and the UCOP Patent Tracking System.

  • Strong intellectual property portfolio management skills, with the ability to interpret policies and procedures to a variety of customers both inside and outside the University. Proven experience managing an expanding and increasingly active portfolio of licensee, options, and material transfer agreement financial information.

  • A demonstrated comprehensive working knowledge of laws and business practices related to intellectual property and conflict of interest regulations.

  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to recruit, train and supervise staff. Supervisory skills and ability to direct others; ability to delegate, motivate, and evaluate employees.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on a background check.

  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

  • Ability to handle confidential information including proprietary technical and commercial information that has great investment value and conflict of interest potential.

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

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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