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Program Coordinator

University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
March 21, 2023

Division of General Internal Medicine

Full Time


Job Summary

The Program Coordinator will provide program management, research, and writing support to the University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity (UC CCHE). They will assist Center leadership and staff in coordinating the planning, implementation, and management of core projects and activities, in executing the Center's internal processes and operational duties, and in carrying out some Center-related research. The position will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the founding faculty co-directors, Center staff and fellows, and affiliated faculty.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting all programmatic initiatives and activities across the UC CCHE's four pillars of work - Research, Education, Health Systems Sustainability, and Policy. This role will require close working relationships with faculty pillar co-chairs and other Center-affiliated faculty, as well as pillar-affiliated student fellows. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will assist with UC CCHE fundraising and communications through the writing and submission of grant applications, funding proposals, and funding completion reports; preparation of PowerPoint presentations; and social media and website outreach. There may be opportunities to contribute to Center publications related to climate and health research, education, policy, or clinical care programs. The Program Coordinator will also help with Center research tasks including the submission of IRB applications and supporting student research projects. The Program Coordinator may be asked to assist with operational needs to ensure the smooth running of the Center.

The incumbent will have exceptional organizational, people, research, and administrative skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires self-direction, flexibility, and adaptability. They will have working knowledge of climate change impacts on health and health equity and demonstrate a commitment to moving the UC CCHE's vision and mission forward. The incumbent will also demonstrate integrity, empathy, and enthusiasm with strong collaboration and teamwork skills.

**NOTE: This is a fully remote one year contract role after start date.

To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search ( Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however, a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role. For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range. To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit:

Department Description

The Department of Medicine (DOM), the largest department in the School of Medicine (SOM), has 450 full-time faculty leading top-notch research, clinical, and education programs. The Department has a decentralized organizational structure across four sites (Parnassus, San Francisco General Hospital - SFGH, Veterans Affairs Medical Center - VAMC and Mt. Zion) and approximately 60 divisions. Authority and accountability for the Department rest with the Department Chair who heads the Parnassus and Mt. Zion sites and also directs the Vice Chairs at the SFGH and VAMC sites.

The University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity (UC CCHE) brings together the leadership and resources of the ten University of California campuses with the mission to advance climate action that prioritizes health and equity. Through our Center's four core pillars of work - research, education, health system sustainability, and policy - we aim to generate and uplift climate solutions that support healthy communities and a healthier planet for future generations. Our over 100 faculty affiliates from across the UC system lead education, research, and solutions on all aspects of climate and health and span many disciplines, from the health fields to earth and environmental sciences to social sciences and urban planning. We partner with UC Office of Sustainability and UC Health as well as other UC-wide efforts, including the Global Health Institute, the Global Climate Leadership Council, the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, the UC Center for Climate Justice, and the UC Disaster Resilience Network. We also collaborate with civil society and government partners in California and around the world.

The UC CCHE is a new university-wide center, founded in 2021, that is led and administered by a team at the UC San Francisco campus. We are seeking a dynamic full-time Program Coordinator to join our growing team, which consists of two faculty founding co-directors, a Managing Director, an Associate Director for Strategy and Communications, and an Administrative Associate. We are joined by 25 and growing faculty leaders serving as campus leads, pillar co-chairs, and Center affiliates and ten student fellows from across the UC system.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, health policy, healthcare administration, environmental health sciences, environmental science policy and management, global health or a related field three or more years of relevant experience and/or equivalent experience / training.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience that includes research assistance or program coordination.
  • Proficient working knowledge of climate change and health.
  • Strong self-management skills and ability to work independently, exercise sound and timely judgement, and meet deadlines with little supervision.
  • Detail orientation and ability to independently prioritize assignments and accurately complete work under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, faculty, students, partners, and collaborators.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and ability to represent the Center at meetings and events with high-level stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (MA, MS) in public health, health policy, environmental health sciences, environmental science policy and management, global health or a related field.
  • Basic academic or clinical research skills, including IRB submissions.
  • Experience preparing grant and funding applications, including writing proposals.
  • Familiarity with federal government grant-making agencies and processes (e.g., NIH, HHS).
  • Experience preparing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Experience using social media accounts to engage with external audiences.
  • Familiarity with climate and health work in California (within academia, civil society, and/or government).
  • Knowledge about climate-related and other drivers of health inequity.

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

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

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.



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Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

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