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#120718 Research Growth Initiatives Coordinator (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/9/2023

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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/11/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


The Research Initiatives Coordinator is an experienced and collaborative project management professional who plans and facilitates a diverse array of projects supporting growth in UC San Diego's research portfolio, working in partnership with faculty, administrators, and external collaborators.

Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Research and senior leaders of the Office of Research Affairs (ORA), incumbent will develop, implement, and evaluate research growth programs. Specific initiatives will including (but are not limited to) workshops, working groups, and collaborative research initiatives. Responsibilities will include support for development and administration of surveys and other avenues to secure campus-wide input into elements of ORA's research growth efforts.

The incumbent will track researcher and project needs to advance high-value and strategic programs in keeping with ORA priorities and goals. Will develop new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4 years of experience performing strategic planning, programming and/or project management.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with diverse researcher, staff, student and external populations. Advanced presentation and public speaking skills.

  • Analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to develop strategic and tactical approaches to programmatic development to meet identified goals. Experience using research analytics tools.

  • Experience planning, organizing, and implementing training and/or educational events.

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team.

  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

  • Experience developing and administering surveys and other processes to seek input from diverse stakeholders. Experience in analyzing and synthesizing stakeholder input and feedback.

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $53,600 - $111,600 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).

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