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Under general supervision performs the more difficult professional casework services; provide specialized services; provide consultation services to subordinates, graduate students and other staff. Project RISE UP: A program focused on providing resources and supports for San Diego Unified School District students and families experiencing homelessness.  The social worker will oversee the implementation of the goals of Project RISE UP by: Resilience building in schools through tutoring and professional development focused on trauma informed care practices that foster students’ resilience; Increasing awareness of the rights and needs of students experiencing homelessness among schools and community agencies; Streamlining and expanding support to youth and families by strengthening partnerships with community partners, as well as key departments within the school; Expanding outreach efforts to increase enrollment for PK-12, with an emphasis on preschool aged children that are experiencing homelessness; Upgrading the coordination and distribution of supplies to students in need; and, Policy and procedures clarity and training in order to provide excellent level of services to youth and families experiencing homelessness  
Req No.
2022-14409
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
School of Social Work
Location
US-CA-San Diego
KPBS Radio, Television & Online serves San Diego County with news, information, entertainment and cultural content.  The organization presents local and national content that is valued and trusted by the community.  KPBS also produces and distributes content about San Diego that is valued by local, regional, national and international audiences and is worthy of support.   The Freelance News Producer is responsible for producing daily news and information segments for Midday Edition on radio and KPBS.org with the goal of finding unique angles on top stories or creative sidebars.  The show aims to localize national stories, breaks news and uncovers issues worthy of national attention.   This position is filled on an on-call, as-needed basis with no set schedule.
Req No.
2022-14353
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with an initial application review to take place after September 15, 2022.    FUNCTION OF THE UNIT The Communities Fighting COVID! With Vaccines project is funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration through HRSA-21-140. Services include vaccine outreach, COVID-19 vaccine access support, provision of referrals and resources, and general health education to San Diego County residents from the historically marginalized Latino and African American communities using a community health worker model. As lay members of the community, CHWs are trusted sources helping to identify community health needs and to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services, health education, informal counseling, and guidance on health behaviors. Additional services include community health promotion for San Diego County’s vulnerable, low-income and underserved residents to control the spread of COVID-19, using the community health worker model for dissemination of key messages. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Under the direction of the CFC! with Vaccines Leads and Coordinator, Community Health Workers (CHWs) will be responsible for COVID vaccine outreach efforts through a variety of modalities. CHWs will work as part of team that is responsible for (1) building knowledge through trainings and shared readings related to COVID-19 to become a source of trusted information; (2) providing vaccine outreach, education, and resources in a culturally appropriate manner to either the Latino/Latinx community or Black/African American community; (3) communicating with households to assist with vaccination efforts; (4) hosting educational events at community centers, places of worship, schools, and businesses to provide patrons and members with vaccine outreach services; (5) staffing tables at parks and public events to provide vaccine outreach; (6) conducting door-to-door vaccine outreach as appropriate; (7) creating and disseminating social media campaigns to promote vaccine uptake; (8) conducting timely and appropriate data collection and entry; and (9) other duties as assigned.
Req No.
2022-14308
Category
Healthcare
Department/Project Name
IPH
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Open until filled with an initial application review to take place after September 21, 2022.   The Institute for Public Health (IPH) serves as a bridge between the public health academic community and public health practice. It supports the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Public Health (SPH), public health agencies, and private organizations. Our academic-practice partnerships are national, statewide, regional, and along the international border. These partnerships are intended to expand the base of knowledge for all individuals working in public health, and are facilitated through student field placements, internships, scholarships, collaborative faculty-practitioner research, program evaluation, technical assistance, continuing education, professional development, agency capacity building, and dissemination of health data and information. The IPH is a “values-driven” organization.   The IPH also serves as the cornerstone for SDSU’s partnership with Scripps Research Translational Institute, in which this position will take an active leadership role, with the goal of reducing health disparities and promoting health justice and equity in collaboration with Scripps Health, Scripps Research, and Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute (SWDI).
Req No.
2022-14307
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
IPH
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position works a hybrid in-office/remote schedule.    Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Program Manager will support the ED and ensure the smooth ongoing operations of multiple grant-funded projects. This will include developing and tracking budgets in compliance with Sponsor funding  and with program objectives, tracking program progress and grant reporting, support with human resources, and overall program management. Position responsibilities include drafting new proposal budgets, projecting and maintaining oversight of projects’ spending, alerting ED of needed budget reallocations and developing re-budget requests as needed, addressing operational issues as they come up, reviewing contracts, and grant reporting.
Req No.
2022-14299
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Professional Studies & Fine Arts
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with an initial application review to take place after October 17, 2022.   This position is based out of Riverside County. Candidate must live within a commutable distance to the Academy for Professional Excellence, Riverside office location.   Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work, was established in 1996 with the goal of revolutionizing the way people work to ensure the world is a healthier place. Our services incorporate principles of anti-racist, trauma-informed, and recovery oriented practices. Providing over 70,000 learning experiences to health and human service and justice system professionals annually, the Academy creates experiences with the mission to provide exceptional learning and development experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. The Academy continues to grow with new programs and a variety of workforce development solutions in Southern California and beyond.    A significant effort in the Academy’s commitment to the ongoing work of creating an anti-racist, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed workplace is the recruitment of individuals who represent the full diversity of our community. The Academy invests in people to create an innovative work environment that promotes well-being and a culture that builds on and fosters the strengths of its staff and their intersectional identities. When you join the Academy team you can expect to contribute to an inclusive and innovative environment where the sharing of ideas, perspectives, and experiences is welcomed and encouraged. In applying for a position at the Academy, we invite you to consider our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.   Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS) provides workforce development, organizational support, technical assistance and capacity building for the public child welfare staff of Southern California counties. These services include coaching, simulation, classroom training, eLearning and evaluation services. Workforce development services consist of development opportunities  for new social workers, the existing workforce, supervisors, managers and executive level leadership as well as community partners and multi disciplinary partners working closely with child welfare agencies.     
Req No.
2022-14297
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Academy for Professional Excellence
Location
US-CA-Riverside
Several Positions Opened Until Filled The mission of San Diego State University Global Campus is “to be a world leader in delivering innovative educational experiences to all learners, expanding opportunity and transforming lives. Our programs and technologies are ever-evolving to meet ever-changing needs; our high level of service and support is a constant.”  SDSU Global Campus serves as a principal University liaison with the greater San Diego community and provides a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional, credit and noncredit educational experiences designed to fit the lifestyle and expectations of working adults and other lifelong learners.  In addition, Global Campus provides a range of academic and special programs for individuals and groups at various times, in various locations, and via various modalities, including technology based programs -- throughout the year.  The primary audiences include workforce, military, working adults and international constituencies.   PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Under the direction of the Director, the Global Campus Instructor is responsible for development and delivery of course-work specific to the individual designated area of expertise.    SDSU Global Campus maintains a pool of part-time Global Campus Instructors. Instructors must be in the pool in order to be offered classes. Being assigned to the pool does not guarantee that you will receive an assignment. Please apply if you would like to be considered for the pool.    Positions/ Industries we are currently hiring for: - Meeting and Event Planning Professional Certificate - Business of Wine Professional Certificate - Business of Craft Beer Professional Certificate Courses are taught in both a classroom and or online setting per SDSU needs as well as current Covid guidelines/directives. Assignments may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus classes.
Req No.
2022-14292
Category
Education/Training
Department/Project Name
SDSU Global Campus
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Measurement and Evaluation Research Group (MERG; Georg E. Matt, PhD, Director) is an extramurally funded research group at San Diego State University (SDSU) with members from the Public Health, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Communications departments at SDSU as well as external research groups. The research conducted at MERG covers a wide range of tobacco-related issues in measurement, evaluation, and health policy.   Under the general direction of the PIs, the incumbent will be responsible for coordination and day-to-day management of all aspects of extramurally funded tobacco research projects, including program planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation. Research projects conducted by this unit are led by investigators from San Diego State University in collaboration with researchers from other research, academic, and clinical institutions throughout the US. An understanding of the research process, effective and efficient communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail are critical for successful completion of responsibilities. **Please note that due to the potential for the contamination of study samples, all members of the research group must be a nonsmoker and non-user of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana, and must reside with nonsmokers/ nonusers.    
Req No.
2022-14180
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Measurement & Evaluation Research Group (MERG)
Location
US-San Diego
The Freelancer Reporter covers news of local relevance and often national significance across all KPBS beats, as directed.  The reporter will work collaboratively with beat reporters, and at the direction of the News Editor.  The reporter will also work in coordination with other members of the News Division.   KPBS beats involve taking complex concepts and rendering them into accessible and compelling stories.  These stories will be carefully grounded in fact, but can still be playful or moving as the subject matter requires.  KPBS news beats are, but not exclusive to, arts & culture, border, education, environment, health, investigative, metro, and military.    The Reporter will pitch news stories, or be assigned stories by the editors, that can be distributed on KPBS radio, TV, KPBS.org, KPBS social networking and KPBS mobile.  The news stories will be produced in formats for radio newscasts, in-depth radio features, TV packages, multi-media projects and special reports as assigned. The Reporter works closely with online producers and editors to create original content in support of beat reporting.     The Reporter may be assigned to anchor radio newscasts, and appear as a guest or host on KPBS TV and radio programs. The Reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities, and make appearances for KPBS community-building events and other public relations activities.   This position is filled on an on-call, as-needed basis with no set schedule.
Req No.
2022-14148
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Under supervision of an SDSU Faculty member, this position is intended to provided mentored advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence in the Post Doc's academic discipline.
Req No.
2022-14132
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
SDSU - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The SDSU Research Foundation Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 26,000 participants monthly. The WIC program is a safety net program that aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care for residents of San Diego County.   Under the direction of the Registered Dietitian, the Degreed Nutritionist determines eligibility, provides nutrition education classes and counseling services for program participants.     We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to the team, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more, please click here
Req No.
2022-14124
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with an initial candidate review to take place after August 12, 2022.   Under the supervision of Dr. Storholm and the SHEL Lab Manager, the Graduate Research Assistant will assist with enrolling and onboarding participants into research projects, data collection, data analysis, and other research tasks for NIH-funded research projects focused on the prevention of HIV/STI transmission among sexual minority men, transgender, and nonbinary identified individuals. The overall goal of this research is to improve the overall health of sexual and gender minority community members by reducing stigma, improving mental health, reducing substance use and violence exposure, and increasing engagement in biomedical prevention interventions for HIV and other STIs.   The Graduate Research Assistant will primarily work on one of the following ongoing projects:   - Project Eros This is currently evaluating the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on health behaviors among a prospective cohort of 500 sexual minority men, particularly as it relates to engaging in HIV and STI risk and prevention behaviors. This study will run entirely virtually/online with participants from all over the United States. The Graduate Research Assistant will support this work by enrolling and onboarding participants into the study over zoom, working as a liaison between research participants and the research team, participating in data collection, and will have the opportunity to assist in data analysis and dissemination of findings.   - PrEP Well This project is currently implementing and pilot testing PrEP Well, a comprehensive implementation strategy that addresses structural barriers to HIV prevention for trans and nonbinary identified persons by integrating culturally appropriate and gender-affirming PrEP care into existing sexual and gender wellness services at a Los Angeles Based trans community center. The Graduate Research Assistant will support this work by working as a liaison between staff of the community center and the research team, participating in data collection, and will have the opportunity to assist in data analysis and dissemination of findings.    
Req No.
2022-14108
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Health and Human Services - GSPH
Location
US-CA-SD
This position is open until filled with an initial application review to take place after August 5, 2022.   This position works a hybrid in-office/remote schedule.      Reporting to the Director of Facilities Management, the Real Estate Administrative Analyst supports the department by performing a variety of routine to complex administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment. This position requires a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism while interacting with senior executives, university representatives, faculty, tenants, vendors, and contractors. The candidate must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible, proactive, resourceful, and able to complete high volumes of complex tasks and projects quickly while meeting tight deadlines and react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require quick turnaround. This position will regularly perform administrative and technical work in analyzing data, attending/scheduling meetings, preparing written reports, reviewing proposals/contracts/agreements, preparing statistical reports and spreadsheets, etc. Work isperformed using considerable judgment and involves management of critical data, integrating processes within an organization as a whole to maintain core services, which support and foster research.    
Req No.
2022-14091
Category
Facilities/Maintenance
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Facilities Management
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This is a 20-hour per week position that will entail working variable hours as needed to meet the needs of research projects.   This position is open until filled with an application review to take place after August 19, 2022.    At San Diego State University's (SDSU’s) HealthLINK Center for Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research (SDSU HealthLINK Center), our vision is to inspire transformational and collaborative research that promotes health and well-being for all people and communities. Fundamental to our mission is the advancement of health equity. Our collective efforts are driven by a diverse and multi-disciplinary team that includes wide ranging expertise at all levels of our organization. We are based a short 1.2 miles off the SDSU campus and benefit from the culture of diversity and inclusion that SDSU, a Hispanic-serving institution, offers.     The Center offers a wide range of research services, housing expertise in multiple research methods and establishing an IT infrastructure to support varied research needs across the university to enhance health disparities research. The Center is designed to support research projects led by SDSU investigators and affiliated partner organizations, including those funded by the Center as Research Projects or Pilot Projects and those who access our services through a cost recovery system.     We are seeking a part time Phlebotomist/Clinical Lab Technician to staff the Center’s biospecimen collection lab and provide laboratory services to SDSU and partner researchers, including collection, processing, storage, and databasing of clinical/biological samples. The incumbent will play a key role in developing procedures governing the collection, codifying/labeling, scanning, processing, tracking, and storage of critical project samples. They will work under the direction of the Biomedical Methods Group Co-Leader and Research Operations Manager. With the Research Operations Manager and Biomedical Lab Coordinator, they will develop an infrastructure and processes for specimen collection and handling and consult with researchers from varied disciplines to provide services to meet their project needs. The Phlebotomist/Clinical Lab Technician is expected to routinely communicate with Spanish speaking research participants for specimen collection activities and may be required to work evenings and weekends as we work with different projects.   The ideal candidate will have a passion for organizational processes, is interested in collaborating with researchers across a wide variety of disciplines and possesses the motivation and ability to work independently to manage the Center’s biospecimen collection laboratory. We value hard work, integrity, and commitment to our research.      
Req No.
2022-14082
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
SDSU - HealthLINK
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The SDSU Research Foundation Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 26,000 participants monthly. The WIC program is a safety net program that aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care for residents of San Diego County.   Under the direction of the WIC Community Services Manager, the WIC Call Center Representative is responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing telephone calls and electronic communications for the WIC Program in a professional, courteous and welcoming manner.
Req No.
2022-14071
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Location
US-CA-San Diego
KPBS News serves a countywide audience with news, information, cultural, and entertainment programming. KPBS is the public media station for San Diego with a mission to be the premier source of local news and information for the San Diego region.    The Freelance News Editor ensures we prioritize accountability-driven coverage, and include a mix of thought-provoking stories as well as fresh explainers that teach the audience something new. KPBS is committed to providing quality local in-depth news and news analysis on all of its platforms – TV, Radio, Web and Mobile. The mission of the news division is to provide balanced, accurate reports about the people and issues of import affecting San Diego & Imperial Counties and its citizens.     The Freelance News Editor works under the supervision of the Director of News & Editorial Strategy (DNES) to manage the day-to-day coverage of news and to edit/review daily news on radio, TV and online, assigning stories, news planning, reporting and editing for radio, TV, and the web and supervises reporters and their daily assignments. 
Req No.
2022-14055
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC) seeks to promote and expedite research that improves cardiovascular disease outcomes in low-income Hispanic/Latinos living in the border region of San Diego. The SBLRC is considered the community-based clinical research field site within San Diego State University (SDSU) where research activities are conducted.   The SBLRC primarily focuses on epidemiologic, behavioral, and genetic research in an effort to improve the care being delivered to Hispanic/Latinos at risk for having cardiovascular disease (CVD).    As it pertains to this position the SBLRC Network comprises local area network servers, share printers, computers  and communications equipment. The network hosts data from projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and American Heart Association through grants and contracts.  PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Under the general supervision of the SBLRC Principal Investigators and the SDSU IT Division, this position is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and university information security policies and guidelines.  Additional core responsibilities include systems security and control; planning, implementation, management, and analysis of the SBLRC Network System; provide IT technical support, maintenance, integration, configuration, and user support and training.    
Req No.
2022-14041
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC)
Location
US-CA-Chula Vista
Under direct supervision, incumbents are responsible for providing general trauma-informed counseling strategies and counseling services to participants in the Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP). The Counselor/Instructor will demonstrate the importance of ensuring the physical and emotional safety of clients and the understanding of general trauma-informed counseling strategies. DUIP Counselor/Instructors responsibilities include facilitating group and education sessions; managing assigned client caseloads; performing general trauma-informed counseling strategies; facilitates collaborative treatment and recovering planning and maintains clarity of roles and boundaries. Makes referrals to clinical team when needs of client is beyond the scope.
Req No.
2022-14015
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP)
Location
US-CA-San Diego,
This position is open until filled with the next review of applicants to take place after September 9, 2022.   This position is based out of Riverside County. Candidate must live within a commutable distance to the Academy for Professional Excellence, Riverside office location.   Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work, was established in 1996 with the goal of revolutionizing the way people work to ensure the world is a healthier place. Our services incorporate principles of anti-racist, trauma-informed, and recovery oriented practices. Providing over 70,000 learning experiences to health and human service and justice system professionals annually, the Academy creates experiences with the mission to provide exceptional learning and development experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. The Academy continues to grow with new programs and a variety of workforce development solutions in Southern California and beyond.    A significant effort in the Academy’s commitment to the ongoing work of creating an anti-racist, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed workplace is the recruitment of individuals who represent the full diversity of our community. The Academy invests in people to create an innovative work environment that promotes well-being and a culture that builds on and fosters the strengths of its staff and their intersectional identities. When you join the Academy team you can expect to contribute to an inclusive and innovative environment where the sharing of ideas, perspectives, and experiences is welcomed and encouraged. In applying for a position at the Academy, we invite you to consider our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS) provides workforce development, organizational support, technical assistance and capacity building for the public child welfare staff of Southern California counties. These services include coaching, simulation, classroom training, eLearning and evaluation services. Workforce development services consist of development opportunities for new social workers, the existing workforce, supervisors, managers and executive level leadership as well as community partners and multi-disciplinary partners working closely with child welfare agencies. 
Req No.
2022-13973
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Academy for Professional Excellence
Location
US-CA-Riverside
This position works a hybrid in-office/remote schedule with initial training conducted in-office.      Under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer II assists the Purchasing Manager and Buyer III with the day-to-day purchasing needs.  The Buyer II must be able to perform and understand every task that is done by the Buyer I and assist the Buyer III with more challenging job duties.
Req No.
2022-13967
Category
Accounting/Finance
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Purchasing
Location
US-CA-San Diego