Director for University Relations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

The Office of the Deputy Director for Science and Technology (DDST) seeks a Director for the Laboratory's University Relations and Science Education Office. You will develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the Laboratory's core science and engineering competencies through deep engagement with universities and schools. You will work with Laboratory disciplines and programs to foster academic collaborations that enhance our science and technology, support mission execution, and develop the future workforce. You will oversee a broad range of programs and initiatives to engage students, postdocs, and faculty members in areas that advance the mission and vision of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You will oversee LLNL's institutes and centers whose focus is both scientific excellence in research areas of vital interest to LLNL and outreach to external communities for collaboration and training. You will oversee our postdoc and student programs, and our Science Education program for K-12 that focuses on STEM education for our local communities. You will serve as the Laboratory's research integrity officer. You will report directly to the Deputy Director for Science and Technology within the Director's Office.

In this role you will

  • Develop and implement an institutional strategic plan for engaging academia in support of the Laboratory's science and technology competencies, programs, and future workforce needs.
  • Partner with the leadership team in developing strategies for recruiting, academic engagement, and student programs.

  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain strategic academic relationships with leading S&T university administrators, faculty, and students to support partnerships and workforce development goals.
  • Engage beneficially throughout the University of California system working directly with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Office for National Laboratories and the Office for Research and Innovation as well as with individual campuses and labs.
  • Serve as a Laboratory resource for the best research community practices for scientific excellence and integrity.
  • Develop and implement an effective recruiting program targeted at strategic university partners as part of an overall academic engagement strategy in partnership with the discipline directorates, the Diversity and Inclusion Office and directorates and Strategic Human Resources.
  • Participate in S&T planning for the DDST and the Laboratory and represent institutional science and technology perspectives on various Lab-wide committees, external review panels, and advisory boards.
  • Formulate policies related to university outreach and engagement.
  • Propose and support initiatives to leverage the Laboratory's open campus to expand academic partnerships.
  • Leverage academic programs to have positive impact on, and partnerships with, regional organizations and community leaders.
  • Oversee the Graduate Scholar Program
  • Oversee LLNL's Postdoctoral Program and the Postdoctoral Fellows Program.
  • Provide institutional oversight for LLNL' s academic institutes and centers.
  • Oversee and work with the Education manager to expand initiatives in STEM outreach and education for K-12 students and teachers-
  • Oversee the STEM Outreach Program that supports Lab staff time engaging in STEM K-12 outreach activities
  • Work with SHRM to manage the Professional Research and Teaching Program.
  • Serve as the Laboratory Education Director for DOE's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.
  • Responsible for the general oversight and personal commitment to the goals of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, compliance with all ES&H regulations, good business practices, diversity, equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent level of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience developing, managing, and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization.
  • Success building long-term relationships with diverse partners.
  • Established scientific credentials and standing in the external research community as demonstrated by a strong publication record, awards, and professional activities.
  • Experience interacting with academic leadership and negotiating subcontracts.
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills to address highly complex issues that require mature judgment, discretion, and tact, and experience successfully negotiating desirable outcomes.
  • Excellent project management, influencing, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams and interact with management and customers/sponsors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that enable tactfully and effectively establishing and maintaining working relationships with a broad cross-section of management and administrative personnel.
  • Demonstrated advanced organizational skills independently determining priorities, responding to time-urgent requests, and managing multiple assignments simultaneously.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Established ties with key campuses currently partnered with the Laboratory such as campuses in the University of California system and Texas A&M
  • Experience supervising students, including service on MS and PhD thesis committees (in support of this position's recruiting and outreach functions).

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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The Office of the Deputy Director for Science and Technology (DDST) seeks a Director for the Laboratory's University Relations and Science Education Office. You will develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the Laboratory's core science and engineering competencies through deep engagement with universities and schools. You will work with Laboratory disciplines and programs to foster academic collaborations that enhance our science and technology, support mission execution, and develop the future workforce. You will oversee a broad range of programs and initiatives to engage students, postdocs, and faculty members in areas that advance the mission and vision of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You will oversee LLNL's institutes and centers whose focus is both scientific excellence in research areas of vital interest to LLNL and outreach to external communities for collaboration and training. You will oversee our postdoc and student programs, and our Science Education program for K-12 that focuses on STEM education for our local communities. You will serve as the Laboratory's research integrity officer. You will report directly to the Deputy Director for Science and Technology within the Director's Office.

In this role you will

  • Develop and implement an institutional strategic plan for engaging academia in support of the Laboratory's science and technology competencies, programs, and future workforce needs.
  • Partner with the leadership team in developing strategies for recruiting, academic engagement, and student programs.

  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain strategic academic relationships with leading S&T university administrators, faculty, and students to support partnerships and workforce development goals.
  • Engage beneficially throughout the University of California system working directly with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Office for National Laboratories and the Office for Research and Innovation as well as with individual campuses and labs.
  • Serve as a Laboratory resource for the best research community practices for scientific excellence and integrity.
  • Develop and implement an effective recruiting program targeted at strategic university partners as part of an overall academic engagement strategy in partnership with the discipline directorates, the Diversity and Inclusion Office and directorates and Strategic Human Resources.
  • Participate in S&T planning for the DDST and the Laboratory and represent institutional science and technology perspectives on various Lab-wide committees, external review panels, and advisory boards.
  • Formulate policies related to university outreach and engagement.
  • Propose and support initiatives to leverage the Laboratory's open campus to expand academic partnerships.
  • Leverage academic programs to have positive impact on, and partnerships with, regional organizations and community leaders.
  • Oversee the Graduate Scholar Program
  • Oversee LLNL's Postdoctoral Program and the Postdoctoral Fellows Program.
  • Provide institutional oversight for LLNL' s academic institutes and centers.
  • Oversee and work with the Education manager to expand initiatives in STEM outreach and education for K-12 students and teachers-
  • Oversee the STEM Outreach Program that supports Lab staff time engaging in STEM K-12 outreach activities
  • Work with SHRM to manage the Professional Research and Teaching Program.
  • Serve as the Laboratory Education Director for DOE's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.
  • Responsible for the general oversight and personal commitment to the goals of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, compliance with all ES&H regulations, good business practices, diversity, equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent level of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience developing, managing, and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization.
  • Success building long-term relationships with diverse partners.
  • Established scientific credentials and standing in the external research community as demonstrated by a strong publication record, awards, and professional activities.
  • Experience interacting with academic leadership and negotiating subcontracts.
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills to address highly complex issues that require mature judgment, discretion, and tact, and experience successfully negotiating desirable outcomes.
  • Excellent project management, influencing, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams and interact with management and customers/sponsors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that enable tactfully and effectively establishing and maintaining working relationships with a broad cross-section of management and administrative personnel.
  • Demonstrated advanced organizational skills independently determining priorities, responding to time-urgent requests, and managing multiple assignments simultaneously.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Established ties with key campuses currently partnered with the Laboratory such as campuses in the University of California system and Texas A&M
  • Experience supervising students, including service on MS and PhD thesis committees (in support of this position's recruiting and outreach functions).

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