Job Description

Payroll Title:
OEC Project Team
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#111656 Administrative Fellow

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/1/2021

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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/24/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Administrative Fellowship at UC San Diego Health is a one-year program, that provides on-the-job training in the skills and responsibilities required of an administrator in a major academic health system. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff and collaboratively to the Executive Team, the Administrative Fellow assumes increasing levels of responsibility by working with administrators and staff at all levels of the organization.

Structure of the Fellowship:

The initial phase of the Fellowship program consists of rotations throughout the Health System designed to educate and orient the Fellow to the functions and structure of the organization. The Fellow will rotate with each member of the executive team. The Fellow will have the chance to meet with department managers, and key faculty; to participate in committee meetings and councils; to shadow leaders at the highest level of the organization; and to work on projects and tasks. Each rotation provides a link between a department’s role/function and relationship to other departments. The rotation experience allows the Fellow to experience and observe different managerial styles and develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing the Health System.

After rotations, the Fellow is encouraged to use their remaining appointment to focus on projects and management experience based on the priorities of the Health System and the interests and growth opportunities for the Fellow. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Program design and implementation
  • Policy evaluation and procedure development
  • Operational processes and workflow analysis
  • Staff and line support
  • Financial impact and budget review
  • Compliance and regulatory assessment
  • Utilization management analysis

Experiential Model:

The Fellow’s role is an active, participatory one. The Fellow attends all appropriate meetings and is involved in committee work. The feature that most distinguishes this program is the level of hands-on experience. The Fellow is able to play a role of genuine importance both in UC San Diego Health's day-to-day administrative operations, and in the overall planning of its future. The opportunities are unlimited. The individuals who complete an administrative fellowship at UC San Diego Health are in a unique position to gain entry into the field of healthcare administration and begin a dynamic career by taking advantage of their experience.

All of these duties require the use of tact, strict confidentiality in the handling of sensitive information, independent judgment, discretion, and flexibility. The Fellow must be able to quickly learn new concepts and be extremely detail oriented. The Fellow will be a representative of UC San Diego Health System and should exemplify UCSD's core values.


  • Must have obtained a graduate degree (MHA, MHSA, MBA, MPH, MSN, or equivalent) between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2022.

  • Graduate school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral presentation at all levels with a professional demeanor.

  • Consolidated PDF of current Resume and official Graduate School Transcript(s) uploaded into the "Resume" section, and must be uploaded to the UC San Diego Health portal at the time of application submission by Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

  • Consolidated PDF of personal statement and three letters of recommendation uploaded to the "Cover Letter" section. Must be uploaded to the UC San Diego Health portal at the time of application submission by Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

    • Personal statement, a one-page, single-spaced, which addresses career goals, why you are applying, and what you hope to gain from the UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellowship
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation; (1) from Graduate Program Director/Advisor, (1) Academic, and (1) Professional.
    • Letters may be addressed to "To Whom It May Concern" or "UC San Diego Health Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee".

If you experience difficulties uploading your Graduate School Transcript and Letters of Recommendation please email your documents to, referencing #111656 Administrative Fellow.


  • Strong ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders of all levels, including staff, Directors, Administrators, Executives, and external partners.

  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment and thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create value.

  • High degree of computer literacy and competence in use of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook) including the ability to build and develop persuasive advanced PowerPoint presentations. Willingness to learn new software and management tools as needed.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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