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#116240 Administrative Director

Filing Deadline: Mon 5/23/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/11/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/23/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM) has two Programs in Medical Education (PRIME), including PRIME- Health Equity (PRIME-HEq), which is part of a system-wide effort at the University of California to train physicians better able to meet the needs of the diverse Californian population who are traditionally underserved by the medical system. Additionally, PRIME-Transforming Indigenous Doctor Education (PRIME-TIDE) aims to prepare medical students for careers focused on providing healthcare to Native populations.

PRIME-HEq is an inclusive program designed to build on students’ interests and backgrounds in community service. PRIME-HEq faculty work with students to identify populations or communities at risk for health disparities. Students will then receive exposure, training, and the opportunity to work with the identified group to further their passion in the area and provide knowledge and skills to better equip the students to improve health equity for the group. PRIME-TIDE will offer didactic and experiential training on the specific healthcare needs of Native communities, and the cultural context in which that care is provided and how medical research may inform decisions made by healthcare personnel.

Serve as the PRIME-HEq Administrative Director & Pathways Research Analyst within the Diversity & Community Partnerships (DCP) Office in the School of Medicine (SOM). Incumbent has a major and continuing responsibility for program planning, development and research related to the PRIME-HEq and PRIME-TIDE curricular track within the SOM and pathway programs. In collaboration with the PRIME-HEq Executive Director, PRIME-TIDE Director and Associate Dean of Diversity and Community Partnerships (AD-DCP), responsible for the evaluation of the PRIME track structure and pathways programs, recommending revisions, additions and deletions to the established program, and independently developing ideas for individual programs as appropriate. Incumbent interfaces professionally with a broad range of collaborative contacts across campus, as well as external organizations throughout the San Diego community. Advice faculty, staff and students on procedures and outcomes related to PRIME-HEq and PRIME-TIDE program.

Applies extensive knowledge of professional health education programs and policies to manage program administration and operations, which may include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program accreditation Participates in strategizing, planning, and implementation of substantial program improvements of large scope and high degrees of complexity.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training.

  • Advanced knowledge relevant policies and regulatory requirements. Advanced knowledge of a health professions education program curriculum and requirements. Maintains a broad range of expertise in health professions education theory and industry best practices.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills to develop and implement complex processes and systems improving program quality and efficiency and reducing cost.

  • Excellent communicator; includes verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Ability to handle sensitive personal information with appropriate discretion and judgment.

  • Effective interpersonal skills. Skills to work collaboratively coordinate and integrate with others throughout the organization. Successful experience working with people with a wide range of backgrounds and skills.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills. Ability to lead a team, prioritize personal and team tasks and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule. Advanced personal organization skills and ability to apply to administration of the entire program including organizing critical files for compliance.

  • In-depth knowledge of educational software and technologies to promote a wide-range of teaching and learning goals.

  • In-depth knowledge of data management, documentation methods used in investigating and presenting findings about the program.


  • Master's degree or PhD in Education or Public Health or a related area.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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 Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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