Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/20/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/29/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will be hired at the PROJECT POLICY ANL 2 or PROJECT POLICY ANL 3 level depending on experience of the selected candidate.
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 Community Engagement (CE) unit is a key part of the Population Science Center at ACTRI. The vision of CE is to create a healthier region through equitable, community-engaged research that addresses the needs of all communities. Its mission is to increase the equity, efficacy and relevance of ACTRI translational research resulting in enhanced community engagement, confidence, trust and improved health outcomes.
This position will play an important role in meeting the vision and mission of Community Engagement (CE). Under general direction of the ACTRI CE Director, the incumbent will serve as a key member of the program leadership team for the ACTRI. Will be responsible for development, operation and supervision of the ACTRI's projects and programs that relate to community engagement.
Includes intra-ACTRI communication and coordination, program design, planning, development, execution, assessment, training and capacity development, and institutional review board (IRB) communications. The incumbent participates in and facilitates the strategic planning process and coordinates with others on the ACTRI leadership team on the types of diverse programs and activities planned.
The position directs and coordinates activities to recruit and maintain a large number of community-based leaders and organizations involved in promotion and participation in translational research at UCSD and other ACTRI institutions. The incumbent facilitates and provides community education and engagement, capacity development, and assessment; coordinates activities with diverse coalition partners; and assists in collaborative planning among and between partners.
The incumbent is active in the development and implementation of practice dissemination to raise awareness of the importance of translational research, including development of educational materials and a variety of media products. Responsible for reporting, presentations, and project budget. Participates in development of new public health programs, and works on complex public educational programs of diverse scope. Demonstrates clear communication skills and good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering courses, presentations and development programs.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a 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.
Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Proven ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Strong ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Spoken and written Spanish language proficiency.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings.
Travel will be required within San Diego and Imperial counties.
Must have access to reliable transportation for meetings and events on various campuses and at various community sites.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.