University of California San Francisco

Director, Transfer Preparation

University of California San Francisco

Aug 4th, 2022
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California, and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences.Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is the only UC school dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences.
San Francisco, CA

As an advanced professional in K-14 academic preparation, the Transfer Prep Director will independently work with assigned Community College and community based organizations to plan and implement a wide range of 4 year transfer preparation programming, develop, maintain program visibility. In addition, the Transfer Prep Director will maintain and cultivate relationships with higher education institutions and community entities dedicated to increase the number of under represented students prepared to transfer to a 4-year institution as well as to increase the interest in health careers.

The Transfer Prep Director’s primary responsibility involves planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs, activities, counseling, tutoring and advising focused on students’ successful transfer from community college to a four year institution. They will work with students, community college and high school counselors, school districts and community stakeholders to provide college advising and educational opportunities to transfer preparation participants. In addition, the director will oversee health science internship summer programming, and has the responsibility to keep records of the number of students served. The Transfer Preparation Director will also supervise and train Interns, Summer mentors, and lead summer STEM efforts.

Department Description

The UCSF Transfer Preparation Program is part of the Center for Science, education and Outreach (CSEO), which is a unit within in the Office of Diversity and Outreach. Since 1999, The Center for Science Education and Outreach has provided programs and services that lead to student academic success, increased college-going rates and exploration of various STEM careers for the students and schools we serve.

The Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) serves as the campus leader in building diversity in all aspects of the UC San Francisco mission through ongoing assessment, development of new programs and building consensus. We collaborate with the four professional schools, the Graduate Division, and the medical centers, to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across UCSF.

The mission of the Office is to build a broadly diverse faculty, student, trainee and staff community, to nurture a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and to engage diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery and patient care. Our priority is to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan for diversity and outreach that supports UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide, and the recruitment and retention of talented employees and students who contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and minimum five years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience / training
  • Comprehensive experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population
  • Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding transfer preparation, 4-year opportunities and health careers
  • Knowledge of K-12, transfer pathways as well as 4-year higher education institutions (UC, CSU, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to transfer prep participants and school administration
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, Community college counselors, and community contacts.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
  • Advanced communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and program development skills, including the ability to set priorities, analyzing data to help inform programing, and working with a “student first” mindset
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend activities
  • Valid California driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies
  • Strong knowledge of transfer preparation and college entrance requirements


  • Valid California drivers license

About UCSF

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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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.



Job Code and Payroll Title

004536 K to 14 ACAD PREP SPEC 4

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Mission Center Building (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

M – F, 8AM- 5PM, Must be available for some evening and weekend activities

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