Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Our team is looking to add an extremely creative individual as the new Executive Officer. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!
In 2019, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million towards the creation of the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego. This gift establishes a virtual institute to study the neurobiological basis of empathy and compassion, and implement training models for physician education (medical students through practicing physicians) to effectively teach the practice of compassion for self and others.
With the establishment of the Institute, investments will be made towards expanding subject matter expertise through key professorships, seed funding for research and collaborative projects, and appointment of research fellows and scholars. Additional activities include the establishment of an annual international conference, integration of new methods into the medical school curriculum, enhancing the Student-Run Free Clinic and establishment of various centers.
The Executive Officer serves as the Institute's administrator and principal advisor to the faculty Director, implements the objectives of the Institute, and is the financial steward for ensuring that the requirements outlined in the donor intent of the gift are achieved. The majority of the gift spend will occur between FY2020-FY2024.
The Executive Officer is a senior leader who serves as the Institute's administrator and the principal adviser to the faculty Director and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences on matters related to T. Denny Sanford Institute of Empathy and Compassion. Manages the implementation, operations and resources of the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion with a dual reporting line to the Health Sciences Financial Officer for financial resource management and faculty Director for the strategic development, operational and programmatic growth of the Institute.
By combining understanding of University financial structures, grant budgets, training and curriculum development, research, and event planning, will also be responsible and accountable for the operation and performance of the Institute including daily management and leadership of the financial and administrative activities of the Institute. With a high degree of autonomy, key areas managed will be finance and accounting, contract and grant administration, research projects, program development and implementation; human resources (academic and staff), training and curriculum development; space/facilities; academic recruitment; conference planning.
The position will independently oversee and manage all financial resources and administrative operations of the Institute including its administrative infrastructure, and related activities, including programs, grants, university funds, and philanthropy with an annual operating budget of $25-30M. Oversee overall spend of $155M ($100M-gift, $55M-University contribution) and determine strategy and approach for sustaining program operations as appropriate. Majority of funds will be expended over the span of 5 years with investments in key professorships over a span of 10 years. Will partner closely with the Health Sciences finance team on financial strategies.
This is a key managerial position responsible for being the administrative partner in advancing the study of empathy and compassion by the Institute. In partnership with key stakeholders, the Administrative Officer will direct the implementation of collaborative research projects, integration of new methods into the Medical School curriculum, Center for Empathic Practice of Medical and Technological Innovation and Center for Mentorship and Communication in Medicine.
Incumbent provides strategic leadership to identify, plan and grow the Institute which requires the incumbent to create business plans, budgets, reporting, and other tools to foster collaboration across the University. Provide administrative leadership in the development of policies, procedures and strategies. Partner with senior leadership and program leads on management and overall administrative direction of center programs including strategic planning, development of objectives, organization, allocation of resources, training, and development and supervision of personnel.
Bachelor's Degree in related area; or equivalent combination of experience/ training.
A minimum of eight (8+) or more years of relevant experience.
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