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#117575 Program Manager, US Israel Center/Rady School

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/26/2022

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This is a part-time 50% Contract position for 2 years. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

Initial Review Date: 8/26/22. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


The UC San Diego Rady School of Management provides business education through its undergraduate minors and courses, multiple Masters degree programs, and its PhD program and also includes the Beyster Institute, the California Institute of Innovation and Development, and the US Israel Center.

The Rady School's values are excellence, innovation, collaboration and integrity. The staff who work at the Rady School have created a highly participatory, and high energy, upbeat environment.

The focus of the UC San Diego Rady School of Management US Israel Center is to generate new student-facing programs, launch entrepreneurial relationships, promote interaction between UCSD/Israel entrepreneurs and graduate business school students, and to incorporate entrepreneurship concepts into a graduate business education setting.

With support from the US Israel Center's faculty director, the Program Manager provides administrative direction to the Center including program management of student-focused programs, fiscal/budget oversight and administrative oversight. The Program Manager conceptualizes, plans, and implements the logistics for multiple projects/programs/special events/initiatives including the flagship exchange program between the UC San Diego Rady School of Management business students and business schools in Israel.

A critical component of the position is to secure external funding for the Center via solicitation of philanthropy & stewardship of donors in proactive partnership with Advancement colleagues; grant-writing; public relations & marketing to external and internal audiences.

With the faculty director, the US Israel Center Program Manager assists with the development of a short and long-term vision and strategic plan for the US - Israel Center. A key component of this position is to promote cross-department participation from UC San Diego academic departments and other campus entities with an interest in US-Israel programming and research.

The position is responsible for creating and directing other intra-departmental and inter-organizational/inter-university programs, projects, and events that promote business education and interaction between technology experts, entrepreneurs, community, philanthropic, and foundation leaders (from organizations such as the Leichtag Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation and other organizations with an interest in U.S. - Israel cross-cultural business activities), and academics in the U.S. and Israel, including creating and nurturing relationships with Technion and Tel Aviv University in Israel.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Must be willing and able to travel internationally (rarely) possibly to Israel (in December) and elsewhere and rarely possibly domestically.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Experience conceptualizing innovative student-facing approaches to describe the goals of an educational organization, institute, or program, and superb communication skills, persuasion, and passion to describe the importance of UC San Diego Rady School of Management's and the US Israel Center's missions, programs, value.

  • Demonstrated administrative expertise with program building within a large university, organization or institute. Experience handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and fundraising practices.

  • Experience creating an outreach strategy with measurable goals and objectives; experience planning strategic events and outreach opportunities (including logistics) and delivering results. Prioritization skills. Strategic thinking skills. Project management skills.

  • Experience working in concert with a faculty leader to develop strategic and operational plans. Experience working with collaborators, faculty, scientists, business founders, across departments and organizations.

  • Solid fundraising experience. Experience seeking funding via philanthropy as well as grant funding.

  • Successful experience researching and winning grant-funding. Experience researching and successfully identifying potential sources for grant applications. Experience with grant management tracking systems and databases, experience utilizing web portals for grant submission to various agencies, experience writing reports for granting agencies, experience following grant policies regarding use of grant monies.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent rapport-building skills with staff, faculty, peers, external/internal constituents.

  • Experience devising and giving presentations to small and large audiences. Experience communicating in a polished, persuasive, impassioned, compelling manner.

  • Ability to interact appropriately and with sensitivity in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Hands-on experience planning and implementing the logistics of multiple programs/initiatives. Experience ensuring complex logistical details are well organized and coordinated with multiple constituents, on time and within budget.

  • Marketing and communications experience. Experience crafting and promoting a brand. Experience serving as a representative of a brand in the community, presenting a professional, diplomatic, positive demeanor at all times.

  • Self-sufficiency regarding administrative and online administrative tasks; familiarity with business software including Microsoft Word suite. Hands on experience using spreadsheets to organize information and keep records. Experience manipulating data & generating reports with data software. Knowledge of CRM systems (ideally Salesforce) to track contacts with constituents and to share information with others using online systems/CRMs.


  • Experience establishing/expanding a cultural/student/academic exchange/internship/employment program in the US or in an international setting.

  • Proven successful experience representing a graduate business school, university or similar organization, in a successful fundraising, communications, entrepreneurship, academic/internship, or outreach position.

  • Experience interacting with and building programs with Israeli collaborators. Deep understanding of the Israeli culture and how it affects business dealings, concepts of entrepreneurship, tech transfer, contract negotiation, etc.

  • The ability to source, assess, and identify business projects suitable for teams of graduate business students especially projects in industry pertaining to new ventures, including capital acquisition and tech transfer. Ability to assess and recommend projects based on suitability, complexity, scope, achievability. Experience creating case studies for conferences and panel discussions for a business audience locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Masters degree or MBA preferred.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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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