Managing Director

UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions Published: March 13, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Climate Change / Communications / PR / Policy / Program Management
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The UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions (C-Solutions) focuses on protecting people and communities from the effects of climate change. The center equips decision makers with solutions that will reduce inequities and benefit their economy, environment, and health. Alongside their partners, the center uses evidence-based best practices that improve health and resilience, now and for generations to come.

Position Overview

The Managing Director for Center for Healthy Climate Solutions is responsible for managing the Center’s operations, development, management and implementation of ongoing and new research programs carried out by the Co-Directors and overall research program.

The incumbent will have five key areas of responsibility:

(1) refine and implement an organizational strategic plan for the execution of the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions’ (C-Solutions) goals; (2) manage C-Solutions’ fundraising, partnerships, and outreach efforts; (3) recruit and supervise Center staff (4) build the public presence; and (5) maximize the impact of internal and other relevant center research findings for use by communities, policymakers, media, and the general public.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops vision and establishes an agenda to achieve center objectives.
  • Collaborates across multiple centers, organizations, research and academic groups.
  • Provides leadership in identifying and engaging funders, donors, communities, government, and policy makers.
  • Formulates programmatic strategies and goals, directs long-term planning, and develops policies and procedures.

Requirements Include:

  • Master’s level degree or above in public health, health policy, environmental health sciences, environmental science policy and management, global health, public policy, or a related field, with at least 5 years of management experience that includes oversight of staff or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Strong knowledge about climate change and health, including key organizations and individuals working in the field.

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