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Plans, develops, and implements strategies for specific programs, events, policies, constituency groups, etc.Under general supervision, executes a wide range of external relations issues and planning, and staffing of high-level institutionalvisits, meetings, and events with key external constituencies, including key government military and external parties whosegoal/concern is national security. Provide confidential research, analysis and analytical support for unit staff of UC San Diego'sScripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Office of Institutional Planning, Government Relations, Strategic Partnerships, and Events.
External relations duties include representing SIO and/or speaking on behalf of SIO at various events and meetings.Research and analysis duties include research of various topics relevant to work with key external constituencies in governmentand science policy and U.S. national security; locate and review congressional testimony, government reports, and agencybudgets; prepare synopses and summaries for SIO leadership; draft correspondence; and maintain unit contact, proposal, andfunding databases.
Knowledge of basic concepts and principles of building and maintaining effective relations with a variety of alumni and other key constituencies.
Basic knowledge of the institution, its mission, vision, goals, achievements, policies, and infrastructure.
Written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution.
Experience effectively communicating in person, on the phone and in writing to a diverse population including government VIPs, industry representatives, academics, students and staff, etc.
Analytical and critical thinking skills.
For staff in Government / Community Relations: basic knowledge of public policy and the legislative process.
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
General knowledge of federal/state/local/private research funding programs and process.
General knowledge of state and federal legislative branch committee system; legislative calendar; executive branch and legislative budget process.
Knowledge of Federal and State government protocol. Knowledge and experience w/ Federal/State/local science/environmental policy issues.
Knowledge of statutory duties and powers of State of California and US Government constitutional officers, cabinet members, and members of the legislative branch.
Experience drafting correspondence, summaries, and reports; ability to type and enter data with reasonable speed and accuracy, and to edit and proofread final products for grammar, spelling, punctuation and typographical errors.
Ability to enter, edit, retrieve information, recognize errors, and initiate corrections while using standard software applications, such as Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint, Adobe applications, mail merge, and e-mail programs. Ability to work on a Macintosh platform.
Experience assisting with planning events/meetings from inception to completion.
Previous experience assisting in the process of preparing presentation and reports.
Ability to research topics and gather information using the WWW and library resources. Strong knowledge of document conversion processes using Adobe and other programs. General understanding of and comfort with information technology.
Familiarity with and knowledge of Department of Defense and Military commands, strategy, priorities,and leadership to engage and advance Scripps Institution of Oceanography national security research programs.
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