The EXCEL program (Excellence through Community Engagement & Learning) is a clerical/administrative training program which aims to develop the potential workforce in UCSF’s surrounding communities and provide San Francisco residents with access to UCSF employment opportunities.
Since its inception in 1998 the program has graduated over 170 community residents with a large percentage of these graduates succeeding in obtaining career employment throughout UCSF. The program has now expanded to offer two cycles per year enrolling a total of approximately 40 interns.
The program is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path jobs in the healthcare sector. After completing 10 weeks of computer, administrative, customer service, and medical terminology training at JVS, UCSF’s community based training partner, participants are placed in paid, four-month clerical/administrative internships within UCSF’s various departments, throughout both the campus and medical center.
EXCEL is an inter-departmental effort with the primarily coordinated by the Community and Government Relations department. Other UCSF partners involved in the program include UCSF’s Interim Staffing Services as well as the campus and medical center human resources departments.
For more information about the EXCEL program or to learn how your department can host an EXCEL intern please contact Damon Lew, Assistant Director of Community Relations at email@example.com.
UCSF Employer Days
UCSF’s Employer Days events provide a forum in which community jobseekers and UCSF’s departmental hiring managers can meet face-to-face in small group sessions. During these events, which take place at various locations throughout San Francisco, UCSF hiring managers provide an overview of their department and the general qualifications and backgrounds they look for in potential new hires. Employer Days also allow jobseekers to ask questions and have their resumes reviewed by the hiring managers to find out how they can best position themselves as candidates.
Construction Hiring - Mission Bay
As the second largest employer in the city and a major factor in the health of the city’s overall economy, UCSF recognizes that the construction of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay can financially benefit the neighborhoods around the campus, and the entire city.
UCSF will work with DPR Construction, Inc., the project’s general contractor, to ensure that qualified San Francisco
residents—particularly those from neighborhoods closest to the project site—have access to the Mission Bay hospitals’ construction jobs.
UCSF’s goals are to:
- strengthen Mission Bay’s economic contributions to the community,
- increase employment opportunities for San Francisco residents, and
- engage local unions in innovative partnerships
UCSF is voluntarily committing to establish a threshold for local hiring goals that is compatible with the standards recently adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.
In order to reach these goals UCSF has partnered with the Mission Hiring Hall, a respected San Francisco based non-profit organiztion experienced in managing employment outreach programs. MHH will partner with UCSF on its local hiring intiaitive on building projects that have total construction cost greater than $5 million.
MHH will be responsible for identifying and acting on opportunities to meet UCSF's voluntary local hiring goals and encouraging contractors' good-faith hiring efforts; recruiting local qualified construction trade workers or apprentices through an effective community outreach; establishing and maintaining a database to capture contact information and work-readiness information for qualified San Francisco trades workers and apprentices; developing and implementing processes to refer workers to appropriat union locals, and addressing any conflicts resulting from the scope of the project.
If you would like to apply for a construction position at the Mission Bay Hospital please complete and submit the following form:
As the city's second-largest employer, UCSF understands the important role we play in the economic health of the City. That's why we are working with our neighbors to help develop a vibrant, sustainable San Francisco workforce. UCSF Works for You is a monthly publication that brings you regular updates on our workforce development efforts in our local communities. We believe in fostering a spirit of honest communication, mutual understanding, and creative collaboration with the people whose neighborhoods and concerns we share. Click on the links below to view past editions of UCSF Works for You. February 23, 2012