Program Development Specialist - Wellness

San Diego Unified San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 1 week ago


The San Diego Unified School District invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Program Development Specialist. There is currently one full time, 40 hour per week, 10-month position available.

At the direction of the District Wellness Supervisor, the Program Development Specialist - Wellness will oversee grant writing, program evaluation, and health promotion communications for the District Wellness Initiative and assigned programs. Some of the other areas of responsibility will include training and directing the work of department staff, and monitoring/evaluating projects including but not limited to High School Wellness Centers and Health Start Collaborative/Family Resource Centers. Successful candidates must demonstrate their skills as both a strong public speaker and writer, with a firm understanding of public health, and a capacity to build strong relationships with all stakeholders within a school community.

To view the detailed job description for the Program Development Specialist,click here.

The Program Development Specialistwill be paid on the OTBS Salary Schedule.Grade: 058.

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About the San Diego Unified School District

San Diego Unified serves more than 121,000 students in pre-school through grade 12 and is the second-largest district in California. The student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and more than 60 languages and dialects.

Since its founding on July 1, 1854, the district has grown from a small, rented school building with one teacher to its current size--more than 226 educational facilities with 13,559 employees. Nearly 6,000 teachers are in classrooms at the district's various educational facilities, which include 117 traditional elementary schools, 9 K-8 schools, 24 traditional middle schools, 22 high schools, 49 charter schools, 13 atypical/ alternative schools, and 5 additional program sites.

SDUSD provides an excellent benefits package for qualifying positions, including district-paid medical premiums for employees as well as qualified dependents. To read more please visit our Benefits Information Page. Examples of Duties


Conduct research on potential grant/funding sources, reform strategies, and government initiatives; prepare or assist in preparing grant proposals and business plans for assigned programs.

Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

E = Essential Functions

  • Train and direct the work of assigned staff. E
  • Gather and analyze data and prepare oral and written reports of findings. E
  • Draft correspondence and speeches for others; prepare reports and brochures. E
  • Prepare spreadsheets and budget narratives for proposals, business plans, and planning meetings. E
  • Attend and provide background information at various meetings and planning sessions. E
  • Make oral presentations to community groups, other government agencies, and site administrators to explain and update planning activities. E
  • Act as a liaison to district staff, other school districts, universities, public agencies, and community groups. E
  • Serve on district-wide committees as assigned; represent the department at workshops and conferences. E
  • Conduct research on potential grant/funding sources, reform strategies, and government initiatives. E
  • Identify costs and funding sources for grant proposals and reform initiatives. E
  • Prepare or assist in preparing grant proposals, business plans, and board reports for assigned programs. E
  • Participate in meetings to plan grant proposals, reform strategies, and budgets. E
  • Support and participate in the district integration program as appropriate. E
  • Perform related duties as assigned. E

To view the detailed job description for the Program Development Specialist,click here. Minimum Qualifications


  • Any combination of training, experience, and/or education equivalent to a degree in education, liberal arts, business or public administration, or other appropriate field.

  • Three years of recent, related experience, preferably in educational program planning, including preparation of government documents and grant proposals.

  • Graduate-level coursework in education in the areas of curriculum or policy studies and statistics and research methods is desired.


  • Theories and general principles of educational program planning and analysis.

  • Grant development and funding sources.

  • Methods of statistical analysis and report writing techniques.

  • Instructional and/or business practices, trends, district objectives, State and Federal grants, and other programs.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


  • Identify costs and funding sources for grant proposals and reform initiatives.

  • Develop methods for data collection; gather and organize data.

  • Maintain statistical records and prepare comprehensive, complex reports.

  • Independently perform complex research and special assignments.

  • Conduct meetings; make presentations.

  • Coordinate schedules and monitor the progress of multiple activities.

  • Prepare oral and written reports and other communications.

  • Operate standard office equipment including microcomputers and related software applications.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of district staff, outside agencies, and the public.

  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Work independently with little direction.

  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Supplemental Information


To be eligible for consideration, interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Online employment application

  • Please complete the online application to include all current and previous work history and education.

  • Answer all supplemental questions

  • The supplemental questions should be answered thoroughly, clearly, and concisely as the responses provided (along with the entire application package) will be carefully reviewed to determine which candidates will move forward in the recruitment process.

  • Attach proof of education

  • Education will only be considered if acceptable documentation is attached

  • Photocopy of Degree or

  • Photocopy of OFFICIAL transcript

Additional documents

  • A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history, education sections, or the supplemental questions of the employment application.

  • Additional documents, if any, may/should be attached to the online employment application.

Additional Information

The San Diego Unified School District communicates information regarding the hiring process via email. Please be aware that the District is not responsible for messages blocked by your email service. In an effort to allow our emails through your personal spam filter, you can add the and to your safe senders list.

The San Diego Unified School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, immigration status, association with a group with one or more actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information, 619.725.8000 or by mail, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103. It is the policy of San Diego Unified School District to maintain a drug-free workplace. If needed, individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation.

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