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Program Manager

Job Description

Office of Career & Prof

Full Time


Job Summary

The Office of Career and Professional Development is a multidisciplinary team committed to designing career and professional development training, tools and opportunities for UCSF’s emerging clinicians and scientists. We embrace our role in UCSF’s overall educational mission and are committed to teaching UCSF students and postdoctoral scholars the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to navigate their careers successfully.

The Researcher Team works with PhD students and postdocs from day 1 to one year after departure from UCSF. We provide programs, resources, and counseling that support UCSF PhD students and postdocs to navigate their time at UCSF, develop professional skills, explore careers, and move into positions that meet their personal definition of success.

The Program Manager is the link between the Program Directors and the populations we serve. Working with our outreach specialist, the Program Manager develops and implements outreach strategies to keep students and postdocs informed about our resources. Working with the three Program Directors, the Program Manager develops and updates online resources and live programs and serves student and postdoc counseling needs by overseeing our trainee worker cohort. Coordinating with the event planner, the Program Manager oversees logistics and facilitates participation for our live programs.

The person in this role will craft the tone of the office’s relationship with students and postdocs. They will use their organizational skills to support the high volume of content that we deliver. They will conduct assessments to tell the story of the impact of our work in this dynamic new environment of modern learning.

Department Description

The goal of the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) is to help UCSF biomedical trainees build the professional skills necessary for career success. This growing and dynamic office provides programs, services, individual assistance, and web and print resources, all designed to enhance the academic, professional, and career development of our students and post-graduate trainees.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in related area; and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Minimum 3 or more years of related experience
  • Evaluation skills: Design advanced evaluation tools/methods that can be used to assess the effectiveness of programs and services; ability to analyze evaluation results using advanced statistical tools, such as SPSS
  • Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques
  • Group facilitation/meeting management skills: Ability to coordinate meetings and effectively facilitate group dynamics. For example, the person in this position will coordinate planning meetings, oversee program implementation, and facilitate groups of trainee workers
  • Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design
  • Knowledge of evidence-based pedagogy for adult and professional learners. The person in this position will design and oversee curricula, teach, and supervise other instructors for doctoral- and postdoctoral-level adult learners. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with evidence-based practices that support the learning of diverse students
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills
  • Knowledge of successful practices in teaching interpersonal communication skills and leadership/management skills, oral presentation skills, written communication and editing skills
  • Knowledge of UC programs, OCPD’s career services, and student and postdoc professional development needs
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures

Preferred Qualifications


About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Additional Shift Details

Monday – Friday, 8AM -5PM (days/hours variable to meet needs)

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