Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Community Clinical Programs
Hiring Pay Scale
$78,000 - $110,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#121296 Community Psychiatry Grants Manager

Extended Deadline: Mon 4/3/2023

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 02/07/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/16/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in San Diego and remote.


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.

Under direction of project Principle Investigators within the Community Psychiatry Program in the Department of Psychiatry, the Community Psychiatry Program Management Officer 3 will function as senior academic grants project manager, including oversight of daily operations, regulatory compliance, project development, employee management, finances, and HR functions of various projects. The incumbent will coordinate and manage the execution of projects, analyze data, write-up, publish and present the data, design follow-up projects, and securing funding through new grants and contracts. They will be responsible for oversight, management, and coordination of all program participants, staff, and mentors, as well as liaison with internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will work with and supervise technical personnel, train, lead, and advise the work of trainees, post-doctoral fellows and collaborators.

Community Psychiatry Program projects focus on addressing the mental health workforce shortage needs in high needs areas San Diego County and surrounding areas, including increasing the number of providers that enter the public sector workforce, and better understanding public-sector psychiatric needs and utilization. Incumbent will create and maintain a pipeline program in San Diego County for high school and community college students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue careers in behavioral health. Incumbent will also contribute to scientific manuscripts and grants applying knowledge and understanding of the projects relating to the purpose of the community psychiatry program. Apply expertise necessary to present clear, consistent, logical scientific arguments. Publish scientific findings on peer-reviewed publications. Be responsible for writing, maintenance and adherence to safety and other protocols.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR an advanced degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Strong decision-making and ability to use independent judgement and to respond effectively to unexpected events or changes.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.

  • Advanced knowledge of or experience with mental health career paths.

  • Experience to contribute significant original ideas, develop and plan approaches to the project, and to make important original contributions to the design and implementation of research projects, and propose modifications to the course of the studies as needed.

  • Advanced ability to assimilate current scientific knowledge, and draw conclusions from data and statistical analyses.

  • Strong computer aptitude, including experience with word processing and/or spreadsheet software and/or data analysis and database software.

  • Demonstrated experience in scientific writing. Extensive knowledge of appropriate reporting formats and standards.

  • Advanced knowledge of current and relevant granting agencies and grant opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute intellectually to grant applications and reports.

  • Strong proven ability to take the lead on drafting and submission of abstracts, slides, and handouts posters, panels, and seminars, for departmentally provided continuing education, as well as local, national, and international conferences.

  • Proven leadership and management experience and skills. Experience working with and supervising technical personnel, train, lead, and advise the work of trainees, post-doctoral fellows and collaborators.


  • Terminal degree in a related field.
  • Extensive work experience in creating and maintaining a pipeline program in San Diego County for high school and community college students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue careers in behavioral health.
  • Advanced knowledge of San Diego County public-sector mental health system.
  • Advanced knowledge of San Diego County public high school and community colleges.
  • Expertise to generate and follow a project from inception to completion, specifically, analyze and interpret the data, and present the data in publication/presentation format.
  • Advanced experience functioning as scientific lead on projects including statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA, R, or similar software programming.
  • Strong experience to mentor students providing a positive and elevating research experience, embracing diversity, while efficiently teaching scientific techniques, science communication and attitude.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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