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Project Manager NURSE-OC (CalOptima) - 69145-1A

Updated: May 16, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Nursing

Job Opening ID: 69145
Reports To: Dean and Professor
Working Title: Project Manager NURSE-OC (CalOptima)
Department: Nursing
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007399
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:
At the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, we dedicate ourselves to the education of nursing professionals who improve patient care and promote community and population health, locally and globally, and we strive to produce leaders in research, education, and clinical practice who will champion collaborative, compassionate, and interdisciplinary evidence-based practice. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, we are preparing nurse scholars who advance the science that guides practice, and we are preparing future faculty and policy specialists who educate our students to address the growing, aging, and increasingly diverse population of California and the nation. The academic programs that the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing offers include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science, a Master of Science in Nursing Science, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing Science
Under the general supervision of the grant Principal Investigator at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, provides high-level management of the NURSE-OC program. This program aims to address the Nursing Workforce Pipeline through Externships and Residencies in Orange County. The program seeks a talented and motivated individual with experience in project management, including managing program activities with a high degree of autonomy. This will include coordinating curriculum development and student placements, commitment agreements, running regular program meetings, and providing status updates. The successful candidate brings excellent communication skills, analytical skills for complex budgets and data, and the ability to coordinate complex schedules and work on multiple projects simultaneously with a wide range of nursing students, faculty, and staff, and campus as well as community partners. Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with programs and proposals with broad impact across the function, research initiative, program and / or organization. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and processes.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.


The expected pay range for this recruitment is $81,900.00 - $99,050.00 (Annual Salary). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $81,900.00 - $150,500.00 (Annual Salary).


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  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. 
  • Advanced project management skills. 
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures. 
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. 
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. 
  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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