Undergraduate Diversity Training Prgm. Admin. Asst
University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 119202
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/4/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/13/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
This position will remain open until filled.
The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 200 postgraduate students, and 550 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health. The School administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program.
This position is a role on the Mentorship for Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Research (MADURA) Program, an R25 Training Grant funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and housed under the School of Public Health (Prof. Steven D. Edland, Principal Investigator). Its primary objective is to increase diversity in research on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), through a mentorship program for Medical and STEM underrepresented students and/or students from NIH-define disadvantaged backgrounds. Goals are to increase student academic retention and success, increase applications to graduate programs in Aging/ADRD related fields, and support entry into clinical and research careers related to Aging and ADRD research or clinical services.
The Program serves 25-30 undergraduates and 20-25 faculty mentors per academic year, with students placed in faculty research labs. Students are also provided with weekly group supervision, training and support, as well as multiple professional development activities. All students must be appointed to the Program through the NIH eraCommons xTRAIN portal, and the Program must complete significant annual reporting and re-appointment processes. In addition to ongoing faculty mentor recruitment, student appointments, faculty support, content development and administrative needs, a key MADURA Evaluation Aim also requires substantial Mentor and Mentee data collection, compilation and reporting activities.
Incumbent will apply acquired skills, process, and policy knowledge to support professional health education program learners (specifically, UCSD undergraduates who are accepted to the MADURA training program). This includes supporting and/or coordinating student payroll reporting and compliance with Program, UCSD and NIH-required trainings/certifications, teaching and learning activities that take place in weekly group training sessions, adjunct professional development events, and at Campus research placements. The incumbent will also assist with development of program curriculum, facilitating Program evaluation data collection, entering data, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, monitoring student tasks/work hours reported, assisting with budgetary oversight and NIH reporting, and supporting ongoing program accreditation.
The incumbent will apply acquired skills, process, and policy knowledge to support professional health education program learners. Coordinates program operations, which include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program accreditation. As an example of specific duties, under supervision of the Program Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting accepted students with completing the NIA appointment process and UC San Diego onboarding processes, supporting student and mentor recruitment, screening, matching and retention activities, Qualtrics survey development and associated data collection, entry and reporting, organizing and maintaining the Program databases and administrative files, performing literature searches related to new proposal development and selection of research assessments, coordinating and implementing student professional development opportunities (including external conference and travel arrangements), providing ongoing email communication and administrative support of student tr
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