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Specialist, Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Health Professions Education Specialist

Specialist, Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Please note: This is a full time contract position for one year from date of hire (with potential for renewal).

To Apply:  Review requisition details for PIPE Specialist and Reference ID #50765BR


The Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education (PIPE) Specialist works closely with the PIPE program director and faculty leadership from four different schools (Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy) and the Physical Therapy graduate program to develop programs that support the program’s strategic direction and creating and managing long-term goals and overseeing operations of the PIPE program.

The PIPE Specialist applies extensive knowledge of professional health education programs and policies to manage program activities, which may include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program accreditation. Participates in strategizing, planning, and implementation of substantial program improvements of large scope and high degrees of complexity. 

The Program in Interprofessional Practice and Education (PIPE) is responsible for promoting and developing interprofessional learning opportunities for learners in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. In addition, the PIPE program promotes interprofessional practice at UCSF and its affiliated clinical partners. PIPE provides interprofessional competencies, guidance and oversight for interprofessional learning experiences for health professions students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and fosters faculty and staff to lead, teach and develop interprofessional practice and education. PIPE fosters research in interprofessional education and collaborative practice and identifies and assists with grant submissions to grow the evidence base for interprofessional practice and education.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Public Health, Public Policy or related field and five or more years of related experience; and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Minimum five years of prior experience in educational program management
  • Advanced knowledge of a health professions education program curriculum and requirements. Maintains a broad range of expertise in health professions education theory and best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills to develop and implement complex processes and systems improving program quality and efficiency and reducing cost
  • In-depth knowledge of educational software and technologies to promote a wide-range of teaching and learning goals
  • In-depth knowledge of data management, documentation methods used in investigating and presenting findings about the program
  • Skills to evaluate issues and identify solutions within defined procedures and policies. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and suggest solutions through critical thinking process
  • Excellent communicator, includes verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Ability to handle sensitive personal information with appropriate discretion and judgment
  • Advanced interpersonal skills. Skills to work collaboratively, coordinate and integrate with others throughout the organization. Successful experience working with people with a wide range of backgrounds and skills
  • Advanced organizational and project management skills. Ability to lead a team, prioritize personal and team tasks and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule
  • Advanced personal organization skills and ability to apply to administration of the entire program including organizing critical files for compliance
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in training and guiding employees on educational techniques. Motivates and inspires staff to improve the health profession education services

Health Professions Education Specialist III 


Under the direction of the Manager of the Foundations 2 and Career Launch Curriculum (CL), the CL Curriculum Coordinator (CC) will work closely with CL leadership to develop and operationalize the curriculum support infrastructure for leadership, faculty, and students. The CL CC will maintain program operations, which include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program requirements for Medical Education. The CL CC will communicate course expectations to students, troubleshoot any issues during CL courses, and utilize technology to manage course logistics and operations.

The Assessment, Curriculum and Evaluations (ACE) Unit is the administrative team in the School of Medicine, Dean’s Office, Medical Education that operationalizes and directs the design of the MD curriculum, student assessment and program evaluation. Working closely with faculty and School of Medicine Medical Education Deans, the ACE consists of several subunits that manage the day-to-day operation of curriculum design, implementation, delivery and learner support. The teams in ACE design, conduct, promote, evaluate, and support medical education programs in compliance with organizational objectives and nationally accepted accreditation standards and requirements.

The ACE teams support learners in areas such as curriculum, teaching and learning activities, scheduling, core competencies, assessment, and evaluations. The ACE team coordinates all activities associated with ongoing administration of medical education programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Administration or related area and 3-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement processes and systems. Thorough knowledge of the administrative and operational implications in a program.
  • Excellent organizational skills, analytical, and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to complete work and meet established deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, and to manage short and competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience and documented excellence in oral and written communications skills; includes active listening and critical thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Actively cooperates and supports the work of others. Ability to work productively with anyone regardless of background. Empathetic and aware of impact on others. Strong problem solving skills to assist learners and resolve issues.