Job Description

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$45,000.00 - $67,000.00 / Year
La Jolla
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

#124750 Project Policy Analyst

Initial Review Date: Thu 8/31/2023

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/limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/21/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/31/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health Sciences is a Vice Chancellor area within the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The organizational structure is comprised of an academic and a clinical enterprise. The academic enterprise encompasses three professional schools, the School of Medicine, comprised of 19 departments, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health. All are dedicated to innovative research, teaching, and patient care. The clinical enterprise includes the UC San Diego Medical Center, the Jacobs Medical Center, the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the Moores Cancer Center, the Shiley Eye Institute and Student Health - all committed to the highest quality patient-centered primary and specialty care.

The Vice Chancellor Health Sciences (VCHS) Academic Affairs Office provides oversight and assistance for academic appointments and advancement, faculty compensation, and interpretation of UC policies. We are committed to delivering expert, objective guidance to Health Sciences faculty, departments and schools in the advancement and retention of UC San Diego academic appointees.

Our quality standards of resourcefulness, receptiveness, accuracy, and timeliness are the operating principles for our staff who strive to provide an optimal customer service experience for our clients in support of the Health Sciences of mission groundbreaking research, inspired teaching, and outstanding clinical care.

Under close supervision, will support administrative projects as required by leadership. Assist the leadership team with project planning, resource planning, audit management, status reports, and "lessons learned" documentation. Serve as point of contact for meeting attendees and/or collaborating units. Learns to identify and support the implementation of process improvements as it relates to trends in academic personnel, and produce progress reports and follow-up opportunities based on project needs.

While performing their duties, the incumbent must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in a rapidly changing, time-pressured environment. This requires the incumbent to use discretion and have an understanding of sensitive issues, independent judgment, strong organizational skills, and the ability to be flexible as demands and priorities change. This position requires a creative, organized, and solution-oriented individual who enjoys learning and contributing to a highly productive team in a dynamic work environment.

Learns to use professional concepts to conduct and / or support analytical studies or projects. Works on problems of limited scope. Acquires skills to fully analyze issues and problems, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.


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

  • Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Basic skills to analyze and research information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

  • Skills to learn organization-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

  • Basic program and project management skills.

  • Acquiring knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

  • Experience designing, developing, executing and maintaining websites and intranet pages.

  • Experience drafting correspondence and issuing to large audiences.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • May be required to work weekends and at various locations, as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $37,900 - $85,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $18.15 - $40.85

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!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

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.

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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UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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