Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$55,900 - $77,000 / Year
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#124485 Program Analyst

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/10/2023

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 8/8/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/18/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


Serve as the primary contact for the Center for Energy Research (CER) Organized Research Unit proposal inquiries. Provide CER proposal development and support. Provide guidance and information regarding programs in Directors absence. Assist with governance analysis. Participate in fund-raising and coordinate logistics for multi-institution/multi-agency committees, meetings, and conferences. Perform as Education and Outreach liaison. Independently synthesize the education and outreach activities for proposals, reports, and governance meetings. Identify and cultivate relationships with existing and potential donors and other stakeholders and clients. Serve as a vehicle for communication between and with users of existing and future CER products. Plan, develop, implement and participate in outreach activities (grant administration, procuring equipment, scheduling activities, and participating in activities). Prepare materials in support of education and outreach, and for legislative contacts. Represent CER at workshops and online training.

Applies professional concepts to conduct analytical studies or projects of moderate scope and complexity to address a variety of policy, research and procedural issues. Fully analyzes issues and problems, gathers data and information, finds and evaluates alternatives and makes sound recommendations.

The Center for Energy Research (CER) in University of California, San Diego, is committed to actively promoting our Principles of Community and continually advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within all levels of our organization. In line with the goals of UCSD’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and fostering a positive and welcome climate where all are valued, we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities, to apply.


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, educational administration, or scientific discipline with experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated skill communicating effectively, professionally, concisely and persuasively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of personalities at all levels of university and government administration.

  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. High degree of tact, diplomacy, and independent judgment.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

  • Executive level organizational, management, and entrepreneurial skills. Experience applying managerial and administrative concepts and practices. Strong attention to details. Excellent time management skills. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines in an environment with frequently changing priorities. Ability to work with minimal supervision in the follow through and completion of projects.

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions. Experience in analyzing and prioritizing short and long term needs, analyzing and interpreting complex regulations, and applying them to a given situation. Skill to logically analyze complex situations and data and develop clear and concise reports or recommendations.

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and experience in business administration and project management, with strong organizational management skills. Experience in research, conceptualizing, developing, and evaluating projects. Experience coordinating management/administrative efforts, and collaborating with academics, researchers, and staff engaged in research.

  • Highly skilful with diverse digital environments and with personal computers and programs such as MSWord, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and basic HTML for web page construction. Experience with handling and converting multiple file formats.

  • Expertise in understanding scientific language and principles involving energy, fusion related research. Experience in scientific/academic environment. Experience with both education and scientific cultures and materials.

  • Excellent math skills. Knowledge of accounting and fund accounting principles. Demonstrated ability to analyze fiscal data, identify fiscal needs, develop and implement budget recommendations.

  • Knowledge of federal/state/local/private research funding programs and process. Knowledge of various agency guidelines for Federal Agencies and knowledge of pre-award administration, business contracts, and state funds. Knowledge of Federal and State government protocol.

  • Experience planning events such as workshops, summer school, open house events and meetings from inception to completion.

  • Ability to clearly write a scope of work and draft reports for project requirements.

  • Demonstrated related experiences, knowledge and ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations and legislation regarding the protection of human subjects. These include regulations under Federal policies, FDA, Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other compliance agencies or directives as well as local HRPP and UC-wide policies and procedures.


  • This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time. The employee shall be available full-time during assigned work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor).

  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California 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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