Job Description

Payroll Title:
CANCER CENTER/Administration
Hiring Pay Scale
$68,000 - $93,000 / Year
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#127990 EDI Program Manager

Extended Deadline: Fri 3/8/2024

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.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/15/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/26/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of just 54 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 28 departments, 6 schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences & the School of Physical Sciences), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University (SDSU), and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology (LJI). These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs. As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries and innovations in prevention, detection, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Project Manager will play an important role in coordinating efforts to establish, deploy, and evaluate the strategic goals of the inaugural Office of Equity Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. MCC is an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center located in southern California. It provides comprehensive, high-quality cancer services to one of the most diverse populations in the nation. The Office of EDI is tasked with contributing to a leadership and workforce that reflects this diversity through the establishment of programs and opportunities to increase the equity, diversity, and inclusion of leadership, faculty, trainees, and staff normally underrepresented in biomedical research.

Key activities include providing oversight of programs, coordination of staff, and support of the Associate Director for EDI. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring transparent, open, and inclusive communication with stakeholders, leadership, program leaders, consortium members, and more, both externally and internally. This position is responsible for overseeing and implementing strategic initiatives, ensuring the timely and high-quality execution of programs, and maintaining adherence to established protocols. The manager will also oversee staff, distribute work assignments, resolve issues, and contribute to the overall success of EDI initiatives and programs. Must be able to leverage expertise in quantitative analysis, project management, and coordination, coupled with proficiency in research and grants management, to contribute effectively to a dynamic work environment. Must excel at synthesizing highly complex and diverse sources of information and data to distill into actionable knowledge for informed decision-making.


  • Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Management Information Systems, Policy, Statistics, or related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles and practices. Strong proven ability to do research and analysis of short- and long-term Health-related Data and trends; experience with proficiency in utilizing quantitative methodologies to interpret complex data sets. Demonstrated ability to extract meaningful insights and trends to support strategic decision-making.

  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple projects, deliverables, and teams.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to display tact, diplomacy, flexibility and political acumen in dealing with sensitive situations. Exceptional ability to write and communicate business content effectively in a variety of mediums (web, summaries, reports, brochures, presentations, etc.) and in ways appropriate to targeted audiences (executives, business partners, end-users, general public, formal agencies, etc.).

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills. Strong negotiating and decision-making skills. Ability to exercise a high degree of flexibility and innovation. Demonstrated experience analyzing and identifying problems, independently resolving discrepancies with ability to recommend solutions, contributing effectively to support organizational objectives.

  • 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.

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

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Proven track record in successfully managing and coordinating multifaceted projects from initiation to completion.Strong organizational skills to streamline workflows, ensuring project timelines and deliverables are met.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques. Proven track record in successfully managing and coordinating multifaceted projects from initiation to completion.Strong organizational skills to streamline workflows, ensuring project timelines and deliverables are met.

  • Expert level of experience using MS Office and Google applications. Ability to learn new and upgraded software and apply skills to current workload/project work.

  • Ability to accurately interpret and implement policies and procedures and effectively communicate and disseminate information.

  • In-depth knowledge of grants management processes, including proposal development, budgeting, and compliance. Knowledge in tracking record of securing funding through effective grant applications and managing grants efficiently.

  • Recognized for capability to integrate diverse sources of information, fostering a holistic understanding of complex issues. Adaptable to different perspectives, ensuring a well-rounded approach to decision-making. Skilled in distilling complex information into actionable knowledge for decision-makers. Proven capacity in interpreting, summarizing, and developing key insights to provide decision support using multiple sources and types of data and information.


  • Master's degree in related field.

  • Supervisory and leadership experience.

  • Knowledge of data management or programming language (e.g. SAS, R/RStudio).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

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).

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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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