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Executive Recruitment Services Overview

Find out how Executive Recruitment Services (ERS) can help you find the best high-level employee.

UCSD's ERS conducts high-level searches to attract a diverse pool of outstanding candidates for Manager and Senior Professionals (MSP) and Senior Management Group (SMG) positions. Services include proactive outreach to prospective candidates, assuring the candidate has an informed, professional experience with UCSD, and an efficient search process.

See Executive Recruitment Services for details on services.


Executive Recruitment Services (ERS) offers your department:

  • The Knowledge: We bring extensive hands-on experience from a variety of specialties and a deep understand of executive search within a higher education setting.
  • The Partnership: We collaborate with you on all stages of the search while integrating your internal process in alignment with our formula for success.
  • The Commitment: We are fully invested in the overall success of the search, and as an internal team we understand the value of talent.
  • The Results: We are passionate about our work and most importantly the outcome. Our results are proven.


ERS charges UCSD a significantly reduced rate for executive search. The hiring department is responsible for candidate travel and advertising fees. Charges are directed to the funding account indicated on home department's requisition in the ad funding source code.

Please contact Human Resources for reduced rate for services.

Participant roles and responsibilities

ERS supports the hiring department, hiring official, the search committee chairperson, and the search committee. Each of these stakeholders has a key role in the executive search process. Learn more about department responsibilities and roles.

Past ERS searches

  • Administrative Vice Chair, Surgery
  • Executive Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni Relations
  • Principal, Preuss School
  • Executive Director, IT Applications
  • Director of Development, Parent Program
  • Assistant Director of Development, Health Sciences/Annual Giving
  • Assistant Director of Development, Foundation Relations
  • Senior Director of Development, Regional, Major Gifts
  • Director of Development, Medical
  • Director, Communications - Jacobs School
  • Assistant Director of Development, University Events
  • Director of IT, Admissions & Enrollment Services

Request services

To request Executive Recruitment Services for your department, please contact Michael Yates.