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#123411 Health Education Specialist/Research Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/8/2023

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 05/31/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/08/2023. 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 at locations in San Diego and remote.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting edge research, and state of the art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry is searching for a creative and innovative Health Education Specialist/Research Coordinator to support initiatives to grow a more inclusive workforce of child and adolescent psychiatrists. Under the direct supervision of Medical Director and Principal Investigator, this candidate will help coordinate this longitudinal program that supports, educates, and provides resources to encourage interest in pediatric psychiatry careers. The position will involve assisting with curricular materials, including e-learning modules, special events, community partnerships, and support with research outcomes, including writing. The Health Education Specialist/Coordinator will help recruit and select participants as well as plan, develop, monitor programming. In collaboration with the Medical Director, the candidate will interface with multiple partners, university offices and community agencies. This position also provides operational and organizational support for the program, including data collection and reports. The coordinator will assist on any additional funded studies related to medical trainee well-being and self-compassion.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Demonstrate experience coordinating implementation of professional health educational activities which may include program competencies, curriculum, and assessments. Proven ability to develop curriculum and coordinate evaluations for continued program improvement.

  • Proven ability to oversee data collection and maintenance for analysis and liaise with statistical team.

  • Demonstrate ability to lead recruitment efforts. Experience with coordinating program educational activities and special events such as scholarly symposia and conferences. Demonstrate ability with coordination of all program educational activities and special events.

  • Communication skills; includes verbal, written and active listening. Service oriented and responsive to questions and requests. Ability to interact in a professional, resourceful, and courteous manner. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. Ability to provide comprehensive recommendations and solutions that address project needs.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to develop working relationships within department and with learners. Proven ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and skills in dealing with politically sensitive situations.

  • Excellent organizational skills, analytical, and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to work with extremely complex faculty calendars / schedules requires extremely well organized and detail oriented precision.

  • Knowledge of educational technology and systems. Ability to troubleshoot and triages related technology issues.

  • Investigative, data analysis, and reporting skills. Ability to generate computer reports, checking for errors, correcting and submitting accurate reports. Skills include entering, maintaining, extracting, and analyzing data in electronic systems. Demonstrated knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Demonstrated knowledge of Google Suite, MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Demonstrated experience brainstorming and participating in group problem solving techniques, willingness to share skills and knowledge with colleagues.

  • Proven ability to work effectively and with equal efficiency both in a team environment and independently, with minimal supervision, while responding to shifting priorities, fluctuating workloads, and deadline pressures.

  • Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Proven ability to organize ideas, data, and meaning to communicate clearly to wide range of personnel at all levels. Collaborative skills and knowledge of facilitation methods that lead to effective project outcomes.

  • Demonstrated analytical/problem-solving skills. Proven ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Experience understanding, analyzing, interpreting complex data, written material, and computer generated information while maintaining the overall process viewpoint, and effectively communicate the results to a variety of personnel at various levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels. Demonstrates ability to become trusted facilitator/advisor engaging all essential campus stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated project management skills. Ability to execute, and finalize projects according to deadlines and within budget, mitigate risks to project success, define project objectives, and oversee quality control throughout the project’s life cycle.

  • Experienced in leading projects that engage a diverse constituency and key stakeholders. Project leadership experience which includes familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle. Knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures.

  • Demonstrate ability to monitor budgeting of programs and track all expenses.

  • Experience with individualizing learner reports and assessments for medical students and residents. Proven ability to create timelines of trainee tracks and aggregate progress based on trainee tracks.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining program communication resources such as maintaining program websites, generating brochures, managing social media marketing and collateral production and maintaining contact lists.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in developing the curriculum such as an in depth exploration of child and adolescent psychiatry, wellness, cultural humility, and leadership in conjunction with the Medical Director.

  • Proven ability to coordinate evaluations for continued program improvement and to recruit and invite professional speakers to teach components of coursework.

  • Proven ability work on e-learning module initiatives, and to coordinate with educational technology and systems.


  • Advanced degree in related field.


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

  • Must be able to work various hours (evening and weekend events) and locations based on business needs.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

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).

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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