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#121018 Project Manager - Community Health

Initial Review Date: Tue 2/7/2023

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 position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/25/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area that encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. The mission of the ACTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients.

The Clinical Research Strategic Initiatives (CRSI) unit, an administrative subdivision at ACTRI, focuses on operational excellence at its core. CRSI offers a wide range of consultative services, project management expertise, and business system support to all ACTRI centers, units, and partner institutions. This includes process improvement & workflow automation, data analytics & leadership reporting, as well as CTSA grant management & progress tracking.

In conjunction with senior team members, the Project Manager oversees the management of key projects of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and investigators who use ACTRI resources. The incumbent will provide project management support and analysis for multiple projects, including projects for ACTRI investigators and internal units requesting ongoing support.

The Project Manager provides important inputs and analyses to the management of key projects led by the Refugee Health Unit. The incumbent will work with senior project managers to execute projects and initiatives, will be responsible for providing business and process analyses, including preparing timelines, benchmarks, financial resources, process maps, or other tools. Will effectively communicate with service directors and stakeholders on project timelines and provide written and oral reports to the PM team and stakeholders on the status of active projects and action items.

Under general supervision, the incumbent applies skills with an understanding of industry-wide business process and analysis practices and organizational policies and procedures. Resolves a wide range of business process issues of moderate scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.

This position will work closely with ACTRI's Center for Community Health (CCH), a multi-disciplinary group with a mission to transform health and wellness in diverse communities by improving health equity, and more specifically with the Refugee Health Unit (RHU) and their Afghan Refugee School Impact (ASRI) and Afghan Youth Mentoring (AYM) program to provide support services to youth and families from Afghanistan.

Responsibilities include management of specific business process projects in support of the RHU as well as general ACTRI initiatives. Conduct detailed analysis of systems, processes, applications, policies and/or procedures. Participate in the collection of business process data, model current and future business processes, analyze and validate standard operating procedures, and be responsible for project and system documentation and user guides as needed.

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.


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

  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Experience with cloud-based collaboration tools to facilitate status reporting and channelized communications.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Experience working with medical personnel and investigators, with an ability to learn how to read research protocols.

  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Familiarity with PHI and HIPAA principles for systems and data analysis.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Experience prioritizing a portfolio and escalating issues appropriately for triage.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Capable of extracting data from cloud-based systems to contribute to data analysis and driving decisions.

  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Ability to lead or support multiple projects or protocols simultaneously, with wide variety of investigators and administrative stakeholders.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Ability to capture lessons learned and standard operating procedures into reusable documents for instruction or workflow enablement.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $43,900 - $91,900 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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