Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$47,900.00 - $65,600.00 / Year
Shiley Eye Institute
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#124338 Community Specialist

Extended Deadline: Mon 12/4/2023

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Community Ophthalmology is dedicated to developing and implementing a model program that serves children throughout San Diego County.

Under supervision of the Program Director, incumbent will complete vision screenings for over 15,000 children throughout San Diego County every school year. Preferable fluency in written/spoken Spanish and English, will coordinates scheduling for vision and hearing screenings for school sites, schedule sites for comprehensive eye exams and manage children referred for further care in the community. Performs medical data entry. Assists clinic employees on patient translations, and scheduling. Helps maintain relationships with schools, children and their parents. Responsible for various fiscal duties and reporting mandates. Is responsible for all reimbursements. Works closely with supervisor to identify, gather and complete grant proposals for the division that will create sustainability. Meets with patients recently diagnosed with eye disease to offer community resources. Other duties as assigned.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced community educational and volunteer educational management program professional to resolve a wide range of educational program issues and needs assessments. Develops new community educational programs, and works on complex community educational programs or volunteer educational management programs of diverse scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering courses, presentations and development programs. Receives general instructions and exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for course and instructional improvement. Fully knowledgeable in course subject matter and program.


  • Five years of related experience, education/training, OR an Associate’s degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas.

  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.

  • Thorough knowledge of current community educational programs and trends.

  • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new presentations / courses to meet organizational needs.

  • Knowledge of managing a portfolio of business and management courses at the university level.

  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.


  • Demonstrated fluency in written/spoken Spanish and English.


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

  • Must have valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be available some evenings and/or weekends.

  • Work locations may include community sites (Head Start Centers, San Diego Unified School locations, and other locations throughout San Diego County).

  • Must have current TB test.

  • Drug test, background check (including driving record) and LiveScan/fingerprint's check are all required for this position.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $37,900 - $85,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $18.15 - $40.85

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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