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#117791 Curriculum Planner 3 -Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

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 is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/08/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/11/2022. 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 on Campus and remote.


The Division of Medical Education within the UC San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD SOM) consists of four major units: Admissions & Student Affairs; Undergraduate Medical Education; Graduate Medical Education; and Continuing Medical Education & Faculty Development. These units are supported by core services units: Business Affairs, Educational Technology, and Evaluation & Assessment. The division supports the education, training and co-curricular activities of 536 medical students, 800 residents and fellows, as well as the faculty, physician and healthcare providers at UCSD’s School of Medicine, its' Medical Centers, and affiliates.

Under the direction of the Director of UGME, serve as the Preclinical Curriculum Coordinator within the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Office in the School of Medicine (SOM). Responsible for the planning, development and management of all activities related to the core first and second year core curricula within the School of Medicine. Supervise the pre-clinical administrative support staff. Collaborate with Associate Dean, UGME and Director, UGME, to ensure appropriate administrative support for pre-clinical core courses. Assist faculty with development of course plans by collaboratively reviewing course goals and objectives, determining the most effective means to organize and implement course activities. Provide logistical and administrative oversight to the faculty recruitment process to include application processing and on-boarding in the ARC system. Complete special curricular projects as needed.

In consultation with department management, uses professional concepts in drafting department schedule for courses, seminars, and special events, taking into consideration faculty leaves, preferences, and facultycourse load, classroom availability, and enrollment figures. Schedule may be reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of students for degree progression. Independently obtains classrooms for courses taking into account therequirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office. In consultation with department management but working with a high degree of independence, applies in-depth knowledge of school requirements to determine the courses to be taught by the school toward the graduate degrees. Takes into consideration the proper sequencing of courses for progression toward degree, courses taught in other departments, and other complicating factors. Makes recommendations for replacement courses. Work is reviewed by results achieved.


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

  • Thorough knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • Thorough knowledge of department, organization, and University policies, procedures, and directives.

  • Thorough knowledge of department and school / college general and major course and degree requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with and gain trust from department senior management, faculty, and students.

  • Proven ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.

  • Proven ability to find solutions to conflicting situations.

  • Knowledge of department, organization and University policies, procedures and directives.

  • Interpersonal skills to work with department senior management, faculty and students. Excellent communication skills to communicate clearly, effectively and tactfully to all levels of clients, academic, administrative and staff personnel within the university

  • An in-depth knowledge of an organ-based pre-clinical curriculum within a School of Medicine, preferably at UCSD.

  • Excellent record keeping skills, including the ability to design and maintain extensive database information. Skills in developing, implementing and maintaining efficient record keeping and filing systems for retrieval by self and others.

  • Demonstrated ability to delegate work, determine appropriate levels of monitoring and define expected results.

  • Proven skill in project management, including knowledge of design and construction phases as well as initial project planning

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure, functions and goals of the First and Second Year Curriculum at the UCSD School of Medicine


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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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