Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Biomedical Informatics
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

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#113167 Engagement Manager (CAPMC Consortium)

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/22/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/30/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/08/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Engagement Manager will manage and provide project execution and administrative support for the community engagement and longitudinal participant engagement branches of the All of Us Research Program for the California consortium (CAPMC) where UC San Diego is the consortium lead. Other entities within the consortium include UC Davis, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Southern California, and the San Diego Blood Bank. Community Engagement builds the infrastructure that engages communities and encourages awareness and participation and evaluation of program strategy and operations, in addition to helping us better engage diverse populations for this research program. Enrolling diverse participants into the cohort is a foundational aspect of the Program that aims to better understand and treat disease. A primary measure of success of the Program will be dependent on whether sites across the country can enroll diverse participants to help create a comprehensive resource that is reflective of the entire American population.

In conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the California Consortium, the incumbent independently manages a comprehensive engagement program for the All of Us Research Project at the consortium level with moderately complex engagement requirements. The engagement program usually includes written, visual, digital, and electronic communications.
Making potential participants aware of the program, enrolling them, and retaining them over a long period of time will require support from community leaders and clinical champions, as well as diverse engagement teams.

Individual will have an in-depth understanding of the professional field; will independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; will possess broad job knowledge; and will analyze problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions as it relates to the consortium. Engagement Manager independently oversees a comprehensive engagement program for a unit or school with moderately complex engagement requirements. The engagement program usually includes written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational engagement communication. Working with the Communication Manager designs and implements engagement information campaigns.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school with moderately complex communications requirements. The communications program usually includes written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy. Designs and implements information campaigns.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training OR a Bachelors degree in Community organizing, Marketing, Public Relations, Health education, Health communication, or related fields plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Engagement experience leading innovative programs of engagement activities, to inspire and connect the public to research and new ideas.

  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing research, public health promotion activities, or related types of engagement and recruitment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.

  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing consistent, standardized project management processes.

  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Must be an independent thinker, must be proactive and able to problem solve.

  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications. Must have strong organizational, task management, computer and communication as it pertains to Engagement.

  • Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and / or health sciences. Must have leadership and influencing skills, experience working collaboratively as part of a management team, negotiating buy-in from direct reports, colleagues, senior stakeholders, consortium members, and external groups.


  • Experience working with stakeholders such as disease-based communities or underrepresented minority and or/gender orientation communities.
  • Experience in new business development.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical. 
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment.

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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