Job Description

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$92,600 - $232,200 / Year
Lightwave Avenue
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Days, Vary , Monday - Friday

#125313 Program Dir., Mobile Health & Health Equity

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/29/2023

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

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/29/2023. 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 Lightwave Avenue in Kearney Mesa and remote.

Final classification and salary range will be dependent upon the candidate selected.


The Health Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion department is a department within UC San Diego health. The JEDI department mission is to educate, inspire, and equip health care professionals with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to advance health equity and belonging for patients, families, local communities, and one another. Through this mission we enable furtherance of UC San Diego Health’s strategic priority of Dismantling Structural Racism. Under the leadership of the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Health Equity, who is also the Chief Administrative Officer for Health Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Program Director will ensure high quality education and care delivery through the UC San Diego Health mobile health unit, and will help guide and provide oversight for all Health Equity initiatives.

Mobile Health (20% effort)

  • Serve as clinical dyad partner to the Health JEDI Community Health Equity Specialist to identify, review, and approve requests for mobile unit services.

  • Provide direct clinical services onsite at community events and serve as the clinical lead at all community events involving the mobile unit and at other community health events involving UC San Diego Health JEDI team.

  • Serve as clinical advisor to clinicians and volunteers staffing UCSD Health mobile unit events.

  • Assist the ACMO Health Equity with key programmatic and strategic decisions regarding mobile unit and other JEDI-involved community health initiatives.

  • Coordinate resource needs for mobile unit, including review and approval of budgetary requests in collaboration with ACMO, Health Equity.

  • Assist with identifying and securing funding to support mobile and community health equity focused initiatives.

  • Assist with evaluation of mobile and other community health initiatives.

  • Assist with dissemination of findings that demonstrate the impact of community mobile health initiatives.

Health Equity (20% effort)

  • Collaborate with clinical operational teams (e.g. Quality, Population Health, Office of Experience Transformation) and UCSD Health leaders on health equity goals, metrics, and initiatives to identify and eliminate health inequities.

  • Serve as a liaison to the JEDI department in committees focused on key JEDI priority areas related to health equity (e.g., Health Equity Steering Committee, Health disparities data and analytics workgroup).

  • Represent the ACMO Health Equity/CAO Health JEDI in interactions with the Transformational Health team to provide guidance on creating equity-focused care transformation.

  • Represent the CAO Health JEDI at key meetings with UC San Diego Health leadership to educate on health equity topics.

  • Assist ACMO Health Equity/CAO Health JEDI in creating resources to support senior leaders in integrating health equity into all health system operations, including helping guide senior leaders in developing health equity specific plans for their service areas.

  • Serves as a thought partner for the ACMO Health Equity/CAO Health JEDI on health equity priorities.

  • Partner with ACMO Health Equity/CAO Health JEDI to disseminate (via publications and presentations) lessons learned from implementing health equity initiatives.


  • Prior experience leading or managing health equity focused initiatives, including initiatives in partnership with community stakeholders.

  • Strong knowledge of health equity principles and frameworks and evidence-based strategies to combat health inequities and advance health equity.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop authentic partnerships with individuals and groups from minoritized and marginalized backgrounds, including strong communication and relationship-building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to approach complex problems involving trade-offs creatively and innovatively, proposing and implementing solutions that satisfy diverse needs of patient and community stakeholders.

  • Sound understanding of and experience working with health equity data and metrics.

  • Strong knowledge of how to identify, interpret, and evaluate scientific evidence related to health equity.

  • Knowledge of community resources and public health requirements of the county of San Diego and the state of California.

  • Must have a clinical background with the appropriate qualifications (e.g. medicine, surgery, pharmacy, nursing, etc.).


  • Proven successful track record of successfully competing for, securing, and managing budgets for externally funded grants.

  • Strong publication record- peer-reviewed articles and/or high impact opinion editorials.

  • Skilled at developing and delivering engaging and impactful presentations to scientific and non-scientific audiences.


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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $92,600 - $232,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $44.35 - $111.21

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 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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