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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120222 Health Justice Learning & Development Coach

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/5/2022

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 11/28/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/05/2022. 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 and remote.


Under the supervision of Senior Director, Strategy and Operations of Health Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI), the Health Justice Learning & Development Coach will serve as a coach and operational consultant for stakeholders to analyze existing practices and identify opportunities related to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at UC San Diego Health.

The Health Justice Learning & Development coach will convene and facilitate meetings with internal and external partners to develop and implement changes to UC San Diego Health practices that improve health equity and build health equity capacity in the UC San Diego Health System.

In partnership, the Health Justice Learning & Development Coach will assess the current state, design countermeasures, and coach team members to implement measures that assist in developing a workplace climate within the health system that fosters and supports psychological safety and sustained systems change for racial equity and inclusion. The development coach will build cultural humility by continually learning and actively promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of their work, while also developing training and interventions where opportunities or obstacles are identified. Key Responsibilities:
The Health Justice Learning & Development Coach will demonstrate an evolved understanding of the roots of racial inequity and how racist and discriminatory practices negatively affect and show up in all aspects of the health system and abroad. The development coach is a gifted change leader, who will genuinely engage a broad set of stakeholders, and can transform resistance into support and shared ownership.

The coach will, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, determine training and educational gaps in the areas of JEDI. Training should be developed, compiled, or sourced, depending on the situation. The Health Justice Learning & Development Coach delivers training and trains others to deliver training, as well as facilitate discussions.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in organizational design, public health, healthcare administration, psychology, or related area, plus seven or more years of relevant experience; OR equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

  • Thorough knowledge of the organizational development and effectiveness field, theories, models to assess, design and implement customized organizational interventions.

  • Three or more years in a leadership and coaching role within a complex setting.

  • Highly developed facilitation, coaching, and engagement skills; comfortable managing diverse group dynamics and leading toward common desired outcomes.

  • Portfolio reflects a commitment to JEDI, organizational excellence, servant leadership, collaboration, and effective teamwork.

  • Combined experience, emotional intelligence, maturity level, and flexibility to interact with a diverse range of people.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to build rapport and buy-in at all levels of the organization.

  • Knowledge of competency-based training design; pillars of coaching; the Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement (ADKAR) model, behavior modeling theory, and change management theory.

  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to use interpersonal skills in respectful and collaborative ways.

  • Experience presenting to various audiences (front-line team members through to senior leaders).

  • Advanced proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Tableau, and the ability to quickly master additional software as needed.


  • Advanced/graduate degree in relevant field.

  • EDI experience within a large healthcare organization, including developing EDI programs and initiatives.

  • Current UC San Diego Health employee highly desirable.

  • Lean Six Sigma green belt or above.


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

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 is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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