USCF Health Professions Faculty Development Coordinator

Faculty Development Coordinator

SOM Dean’s Office / Medical Education / Center for Faculty Educators

Full Time


Job Summary

The Faculty Development Coordinator works under the general direction of the administrative director and closely with the faculty development manager and faculty director of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) programs to support the mission of using a scholarly approach to develop educators and advance educational research across health professions education through educational skills workshops. Responsibilities include supporting health professions faculty education programs in compliance with organizational objectives and nationally accepted accreditation standards and requirements. Supports hundreds of faculty learners through logistical oversight of educational skills workshops. 

The Coordinator also works closely with the five faculty educational researchers and nearly one-hundred faculty instructors who teach in faculty development programs and collaborates with the Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) operations and programs analysts who have important roles in supporting communication of all CFE programs, including faculty development. The Coordinator maintains consistent communication and collaboration with the faculty development manager and acts with a high degree of autonomy on logistical management of workshop processes and offerings. The technical and organization demands for the position require skills in several areas critical to maintaining policies and procedures, streamlined program workflow, systems and data management, and effective communication.

The Office of Medical Education (OME) promotes academic excellence across the continuum of medical education through faculty development and educational research; learning technology and instructional support; program and learner evaluation; institutional reporting on education; and accreditation and institutional policy for the 26 academic departments located in San Francisco and Fresno that make up the School of Medicine.

The Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) is a unit within OME comprised of at least six staff who provide administrative services to the Academy of Medical Educators (AME), faculty education researchers and developers in Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME), and support for volunteer faculty educators in the School of Medicine. The CFE supports the faculty of AME and RaDME as they focus efforts on developing and mentoring educators, providing leadership and service, and leading collaborative educational research. 

CFE staff play a central role developing the next generation of educational leaders by managing and implementing research, faculty development, advanced education, membership and grant-making programs and consulting, and supporting volunteer clinical faculty in their educational endeavors. The CFE staff provide support for faculty members and other health professionals and trainees in finding opportunities for teaching, skills development, mentorship, scholarly collaboration, and recognition of achievement in their roles as teachers and educational researchers.

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.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Two to three years of experience in project/program management
• Basic knowledge of relevant policies and regulatory requirements. Basic knowledge of health professions education industry
• Basic knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Acquiring skills in developing and implementing processes and systems
• Excellent organizational skills, analytical, and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to work with extremely complex faculty calendars / schedules requires extremely well organized and detail oriented precision
• Investigative, data analysis, and reporting skills. Ability to generate computer reports, checking for errors, correcting and submitting accurate reports. Skills include entering, maintaining, extracting, and analyzing data in electronic systems
• High level of proficiency using MS Office: Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio
• Ability to manage multiple projects and the various components for each project
• Communication skills; includes verbal, written and active listening. Service oriented and responsive to questions and requests. Ability to interact in a professional, resourceful, and courteous manner
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to develop working relationships within department and with learners

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with the administrative and operational implications in a program
• Knowledge of educational technology and systems. Ability to troubleshoot and triages related technology issues



Job Code and Payroll Title

4390 Health Professions Education Specialist II

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.

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