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#119190 Community Research Partnerships Project Manager

Extended Deadline: Mon 12/5/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/05/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/17/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

A hybrid schedule with part-time in the office and part-time remote work will be available for this position


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training, and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area encompassing four hospital systems, two universities, and four biomedical research organizations. The mission of the ACTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients.

The Community Research Partnerships (CRP) unit is a key part of the Population Science & Community Engagement Center at ACTRI. The VISION of the CRP unit at the ACTRI is to promote the advancement of the health and well-being of our region through the active engagement and equitable participation of community partners in research. Its MISSION is to foster a reciprocal, sustainable collaboration between community partners and the ACTRI based on respect, beneficence, and justice. At the core is the goal to build long-lasting, trustworthy relationships ensuring that combining the Community and ACTRI unique resources and perspectives through an equitable shared-decision making process can further the goals of both community and the University.

This Community Research Partnerships (CRP) Project Manager will play an important role in meeting the vision and mission of Community Research Partnerships. Under the general direction of the ACTRI CRP Director, the incumbent will serve as a key member of the program leadership team for the ACTRI and the Clinical Research Strategic Initiatives (CRSI) unit. Will be responsible for the development, operation, and supervision of the ACTRI’s projects and programs related to community research partnerships, taking a proactive leadership role to fulfill CRP and ACTRI strategic objectives.

Expected duties include but are not limited to intra-ACTRI communication and coordination, program design, planning, development, execution, assessment, training and capacity development, and institutional review board (IRB) communications. The incumbent participates in and facilitates the strategic planning process and coordinates with others on the ACTRI leadership team on the types of diverse programs and activities planned. The incumbent will make recommendations with cost/benefit analysis from an overall portfolio perspective.

The position directs and coordinates activities to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations with Community-Based Organizations as well as Governmental and Academic Organizations. The overarching goal of the collaborating institution is that all share the common goal of promoting and participating in clinical & translational research to continue to pave the way for improved health outcomes for our San Diego communities. Facilitates capacity development and assessment, coordinates activities and networking events with diverse coalition partners, and assists in collaborative planning among and between partners.

The incumbent will be active in developing and implementing practice dissemination to raise awareness of the importance of translational research, including the development of educational materials and a variety of media products. Equally important is involvement in the development of new public health programs and working on complex public educational programs of diverse scope to facilitate the delivery of the aforementioned goals of the CRP unit. Responsible for reporting, presentations, and project budget. The CRP Project Manager will seek strategic engagements across ACTRI, UCSD, and the community through a keen awareness of emerging trends.

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate clear communication skills and good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering courses, presentations, and development programs. Delegates tasks to junior team members while keeping CRP and CRSI leadership informed. Additionally, the CRP Project Manager is expected to use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies, and procedures; research analyze, and develop solutions to a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Proven skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.


  • Experience with grant writing / grant management.
  • Spoken and written Spanish language proficiency.
  • Master's preferred.
  • Four (4) or more years of relevant experience preferred.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Travel will be required within San Diego and Imperial counties.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation for meetings and events on various campuses and at various community sites.

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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