Job Description

Payroll Title:
Director's Office
Hiring Salary Range
$63,400 - $87,000/year
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#117982 Naval Diversity, Tech. Ed & Recruitment Prog. Mgr.

Filing Deadline: Thu 9/1/2022

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This is a one (1) year 100% effort Employment Contract position, with the possibility of extension.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/05/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/16/2022 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


A cover letter is required for a complete application.

Reporting under the Director of Diversity Initiatives, the Diversity & Engaging the Navy through Technical Education & Recruitment Partnerships for Research Innovations in Science & Engineering (D-ENTERPRISE) Program Manager is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the D-ENTERPRISE and EDI summer student program, including facilitating and maintaining consistent communication among partner institutions and key Navy partners; planning and coordinating workshops including the kickoff workshop, mentoring workshop, and an annual conference; creating a sustained mentoring framework for students; and facilitating the evaluation of the program. Serves as the primary point of contact and works both independently and with key partners to develop and implement the program.

The Program Manager collaborates closely with academic and Navy partners to establish lasting relationships and align research and scientific support for stakeholder needs. Contributes to communications planning and is responsible for the program and project reporting on an iterative basis. Designs and implements events, training and workshops involving scientists and students. Acts as a liaison and resource for grant proposal development and administrative interface with the various development and business management office staff at partner institutions.

The Program Manager is also responsible for supporting and coordinating the D-ENTERPRISE summer internship program hosted at Scripps and partner institutions. In collaboration with partner faculty, assists in the recruitment of student participants, development and coordination of internship programming, cultivation of support network of faculty and naval mentors, develop program budget and monitor expenditures. Cultivates a sense of community for the D-ENTERPRISE students interning on the Scripps campus and also provides administrative and logistical support to the Director of Diversity Initiatives’ efforts to develop and implement a cohort-based summer experience for underrepresented students participating in the broad variety of summer programs available on the Scripps campus. Support may include but is not limited to, organizing social events, professional development workshops, and affinity-based gatherings that connect the D-ENTERPRISE students with other students interning at Scripps, and if applicable, on the UCSD campus (i.e. students participating in UC-HBCU, STARS, etc.


  • Experience in managing small to mid-size programs. Minimum five (5) years of experience in program management. Experience managing and work directing staff, interns, students, contractors, and multi-partner work groups. Proven ability to recognize problems, develop solutions, and evaluate results or progress.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing program strategic direction with multiple partners.

  • Proven experience in design and implementation of multi-disciplinary events, training, and workshops involving scientists and stakeholders, with underrepresented student groups in particular.

  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Ability to create and maintain high level government partnerships, including the development of successful academic-public agency partnerships. Experience building trust and collaborative relationships across a diverse stakeholder community. Skilled in developing systems and processes to identify and address common objectives and align partner priorities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Experience leading diverse stakeholder and scientist groups and networks to develop common objectives and plans for climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. Ability to problem solve in diverse group settings, develop and implement plans for adjustments in project or program scope.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present, speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Proven public speaking and communication skills with the ability to make effective presentations before large and small groups incorporating tact and diplomacy with students, staff, faculty, naval program affiliates, and the public while networking and building collaboration.

  • Proficient in the use of computers for: word processing, basic accounting, databases, and spreadsheets.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Ability to understand and synthesize diverse ideas, perspectives, data and approaches to address complex problems. With a thorough assessment of challenges and opportunities, develops strategic approaches to address challenges and aligns partners and resources for collaborative design and implementation.

  • Ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality. Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues / problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and / or management.

  • Proven ability to adapt to interruptions and a fluctuating workload, organize work and prioritize tasks to meet established and variable deadlines, and function effectively under deadline pressure to fulfill assignments on schedule.

  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, diplomacy, and resourcefulness with a strong work ethic. Proven ability to respect issues of a sensitive or confidential nature.

  • Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.

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

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