Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$18.15 - $29.50/hour
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, some weekends/evenings required

#122136 CSS Program Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Wed 3/29/2023

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/20/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/29/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Psychology ( consistently ranks among the top experimental psychology programs in the country. Currently there are 28 ladder-rank faculty, 12 research faculty, 30 staff and 55 graduate students. The department has over 50 active federal contracts/grants and gift funds. The annual expenditures total over $10 million across federal, state, and gift funds. Currently housed within the Department of Psychology, Computational Social Science (CSS) is a growing minor, master’s, and PhD specialization program.

The CSS Program Coordinator will be an integral thought partner and implementer to support all students in the recently-launched Computational Social Science program at UC San Diego and to have impact with undergraduate, master's and PhD student populations. With the unique opportunity to grow Social Sciences's first interdisciplinary self-supporting master's program, and to maintain the success of the CSS minor and Ph.D. specialization, this position includes serving as the student affairs contact person for students, staff, and faculty, as well as off-campus entities and organizations, program planning and administration, advising students taking program courses, outreach and recruitment activities, and supporting student success, belongingness and career preparation through advising and events. Under the general supervision of the Student Affairs Manager, this position has the opportunity to build the future of Computational Social Science at UC San Diego.

This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a large and diverse population, and excellent computer skills for data analysis and reporting functions.

Overtime and weekends may be required (e.g. for exceptional weeks, weekend events, or emergent student situations).

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Proven experience in counseling college student population and parents, and strong familiarity with student development in higher education. Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Demonstrated skill in providing expert assessment of students' curriculum needs based on career goals, academic training and research history.

  • Knowledge of student immigration and visa processes pertaining to international students and scholars.

  • Events/Conference/Workshop Planning: Knowledge of conference/event cost analysis and drafting budget proposal, with skill in monitoring expenditures for each event. Ability to analyze and evaluate data relating to event development and production. Knowledge of programming resources and evaluation techniques on campus and in the community. Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures relating to travel, accounting, purchasing and entertainment.

  • Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases. Working knowledge of IT systems and demonstrated ability to use computer software systems for e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets. Knowledge of university databases/campus systems including ISIS and TritonLink.

  • Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage a heavy workload and work under pressing deadlines with frequent interruptions. Ability to initiate, plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate multiple programmatic activities independently and complete work in a timely manner. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills. Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, humor and flexibility with a broad population (faculty, parents, students, staff, university administrators, general public).

  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning. Strong ability to anticipate problems, identify and analyze options, and implement corrective actions. Strong skill in problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis management.

  • Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking. Ability to interact with and clarify procedures for students and faculty by means of collecting, researching and coordinating the implementation of new policies. Strong ability to analyze complex data and develop recommendations and reports.

  • Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Knowledge of University and departmental policies relating to undergraduate and graduate students, general education requirements, course scheduling, and educational organization to ensure effective interpretation of educational material and regulations.

  • Understanding of University rules and regulations.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues, provide counseling and maintain confidentiality.

  • Skills in Promotions/Marketing and Outreach: Skill in working with publicity and in developing appropriate materials to promote programs. Ability to use Facebook and other social media used heavily by students to enhance student awareness of and participation in programs and services. Experience with tabling at in person recruitment and informational events.

  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to broaden and further the department’s strategic and instructional aims.

  • Proficient computer skills: Google Suites, Website maintenance, Microsoft Suites, etc. Demonstrated experience with a Mac.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

  • Mandated CANRA reporter.

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).

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

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