Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/HIV Neurobehavioral Research Programs
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#119352 Community Health Outreach Professional Coordinator

Extended Review Date: Mon 11/28/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/21/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP)-Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) provides broad scientific and programmatic leadership for multi-disciplinary research programs related to HIV or cannabis or both. As part of its leadership role, the HNRP-CMCR stimulates and helps coordinate interdisciplinary collaborative research at the local, regional, national, and international levels, and also serves as a resource for consultation, training and career development for investigators working in HIV/AIDS, cannabis and associated issues. The HNRP-CMCR greatly facilitates research progress by identifying and broadly encouraging work on important topics, and by offering potential investigators (a) multidisciplinary consultation and training, (b) coordinated access to data and biological specimens from existing human subjects cohorts, and (c) state-of-the-art expertise with statistics, data management, and recruiting of new participant groups to meet specific needs of the proposed investigation. The HNRP-CMCR also supports information exchange among investigators and trainees via web based resources including access to project reports, links to recent literature and conference materials, webcasts, and support for video conferencing.

Under general supervision, the Community Health Outreach Professional Coordinator will independently develop and carry out an approach to engaging the community with the goal of recruiting human subjects for a variety of large and complex research studies within the Participant Accrual and Retention (PAR) unit of the HNRP-CMCR. Specific functions include, contributing to the development of detailed study operational protocols; acting as the main PAR representative and liaison to the investigator team by participating in regular study meetings to report to the study team on progress related to human subjects enrollment and reporting back to the PAR staff on updates from study specific meetings. The Community Health Outreach Professional Coordinator will take lead on developing strategies for connecting with community organizations who have access to potential study participants. Duties include: screening and enrolling new participants into studies; interviewing new participants and gathering research data for analysis; presenting data to case conference team; tracking enrollment milestones and evaluating barriers to enrollment; making public presentations to educate and recruit research study participants; and initiating and maintaining regular contact with members of the local community including those serving individuals with HIV, mental health disorders, substance use.

The Community Health Outreach Professional Coordinator will also be responsible for enrollment into organ donation studies, which includes ongoing monitoring of study participants’ health status at end of life and making arrangements for autopsy and organ donation upon death. Employee will communicate with next of kin at end of life and facilitate arrangements post-autopsy.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Two or more years of experience in a research setting providing outreach and education and performing screening interviews for health research studies.

  • Familiarity with San Diego health clinics, hospices, and human service organizations that provide HIV, HCV and/or substance abuse care and service and demonstrated ability to provide referrals to these organizations.

  • Familiarity with the issues of target communities, including people living with HIV, people recovering from substance abuse, ethnic and cultural minorities, older adults (55 and over), and the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Solid organizational, planning and time management skills.

  • Solid written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to identify and cultivate potential partnerships with professional organizations.

  • Knowledge of health or social services and outreach practices.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, secure cooperation and facilitate partnerships.

  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to analyze data and develop reports.

  • Ability to develop and produce program flyers, brochures and presentations.

  • Ability to deliver educational presentations to diverse groups.

  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and diplomacy

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Windows software.

  • Familiarity with IRB guidelines related to research study promotional materials with demonstrated experience developing such materials.

  • Demonstrated experience providing health education or other complex information to individuals with lower education and/or cognitive impairment.

  • Work experience or equivalent education demonstrating familiarity with rules and regulations related to confidentiality of health information.

  • Demonstrated experience being responsible for enrollment into organ donation studies which includes ongoing monitoring of study participants’ health status at end of life and making arrangements for autopsy and organ donation upon death.


  • Ability to communicate (oral and written) in Spanish.


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

  • Health care (hospital, clinical, classroom setting) or similar environment as the role requires such as clinical research facility.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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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