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#92161 Community Education Specialist - Part-Time

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/27/2018

Please note this is a 50% Career/Part-Time position.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/15/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $170 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations, the Community Education Specialist will identify health needs of the client group and educate clients on available resources. The Community Education Specialist will help coordinate outreach, participant recruitment, and educational activities for several HIV/HCV clinical trials with an emphasis on reaching the Transgender community. The Community Education Specialist will oversee and participate in recruitment of potential clinical trials participants including HIV testing, perform outreach in the LBGTQ community. The employee will participate in community meetings, community presentations and community events as a representative of UCSD AVRC. Provides Transgender cultural sensitivity training to AVRC staff and community organizations as appropriate.

Uses professional community educational program concepts to deliver and enhance standardized educational programs and volunteer educational programs as needed. Analyzes program content and delivery needs to determine effectiveness of current programs and identify underrepresented constituencies in the community. Participates in recruitment and outreach activities for assigned program.


  • Working knowledge of departmental and organization policies and procedures; knowledge of educational program content and objectives.

  • Knowledge of the San Diego Transgender community.

  • Experience working with LGBTQ and Transgender individuals in a small group format, including leading discussions regarding "at risk for HIV" and prevention messages.

  • Basic knowledge of HIV infection and risk factors associated with HIV infections.

  • Working knowledge of delivering community educational programs.

  • Good analytical skills to understand how business needs can be addressed through the development and delivery of training programs.

  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact tactfully with diverse populations by telephone, in writing and in person.


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

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Must be willing to work with HIV/HCV positive participants.

  • Must be willing to work with Transgender participants.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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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: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Infectious Disease
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.