UC San Diego Health Sciences is a $2+ billion organization that comprises two hospitals, two professional schools, and 90+ core facilities and research units all working toward fulfilling its tripartite mission. Led by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, it accounts for the majority of the University's research and philanthropic portfolios, in addition to an expanding clinical footprint that spans the San Diego region.
The Office of the Dean is responsible for leading the UC San Diego School of Medicine's overall strategic vision; developing and implementing initiatives that enhance teaching, research, and clinical care across its multiple departments; and establishing collaborative partnerships across campus and the community to advance its mission. The Dean also serves as the chief recruitment officer and chief academic officer for the School of Medicine.
The Chief of Staff (CoS) for the School of Medicine serves as a strategic advisor to and designate of the Dean of the School of Medicine. The CoS is member of the senior management team, representing the Dean to the UC San Diego community (i.e. faculty, students, administrative leaders) as well as system-wide and external constituencies.
The incumbent represents the Dean in discussions with the School of Medicine leadership, UC San Diego Health executive teams, department chairs, the Vice Chancellor's Office, and other campus chiefs of staff regarding policies, initiatives, and operational issues pertaining to the School. The CoS has authority to make decisions and commitments on high-level task forces and other strategic projects that advance the priorities of the School of Medicine.
The CoS provides high-level professional support to Dean in the planning, analysis, and implementation of programs and special projects. This position handles sensitive issues on behalf of the Dean on a day-to-day basis, as well as emergent priority issues with little or no precedence, that require a high degree of diplomacy and discretion. The incumbent applies broad institutional knowledge to develop short- and long-term strategies for organizational effectiveness, policy development and implementation, and change management. The CoS exercises judgment in selecting the most effective methods, techniques, and approaches to obtain results for School of Medicine activities, working independently or in collaboration with senior leaders to accomplish goals.
The CoS directs and manages the assignment of action items to senior leaders and is responsible for managing the priorities of the Dean. The position maintains confidentiality of privileged information, and performs a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility. This position manages the activities of the Dean's administrative support, with responsibility for all matters regarding its financial planning and analysis, including resource allocations, budget development, and staffing control.
The CoS directs all senior recruitment efforts for the Dean, including all direct reports (e.g. department chairs, associate deans, etc.), organizing search committees and facilitating the interview process in alignment with all University policies and procedures.
This position requires a solid understanding of health care training, research, and clinical practice supporting a demanding, academic medical center environment. The CoS position requires tested and proven experience with university system administration, strategy development, business planning, operations, executive recruitment and retention, academic and healthcare market forces, and financial conditions.
Serves as key strategist with the Dean in initiating and developing new strategic direction, long and short range plans and innovative initiatives. Has high level authority to make official commitments and to broadly represent the Dean's interests across the organization. Responds to issues with little or no precedence. May manage and administer independent program(s), typically with organization-wide impact.
May manage professional staff handling diverse administrative functions such as human resources and budgetary planning. Uses advanced concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex issues or problems which require analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/ or structure. Exercises a high level of judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
A Bachelor's Degree in business, health administration or related field; or equivalent combination of experience/ training.
Five or more years of relevant, high-level experience in academic medicine, including business and strategic planning, organizational development/ reorgan
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