Reports To: Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Data
Working Title: COHS IT Director
Department: VC Health Affairs Administration
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000667
Job Location: Varies
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
UCI's Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences is translating the tripartite missionDiscover-Teach-Healinto the diverse healthcare workforce of the future and groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Creating a first-of-its-kind alliance across health disciplines, the college comprises the School of Medicine, the recently-launched Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, two future Schools of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Population & Public Health, the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, and research units focused on cancer, clinical translational science, precision health, and stem cells. Each entity has an impressive portfolio of accomplishments and its faculty members reflect a deep commitment to excellence in research, education, clinical care and public service. With the consolidation of these entities into a single college, UCI Health Sciences is uniquely poised to transform the future of healthcare by taking a truly innovative and interprofessional approach to improving individual and population health. We are able to develop innovative curricula across disciplines and encourage collaboration in a unified approach to research, teaching and clinical practice.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Data, with a dotted line to the Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences (COHS) IT Leader position is a new and challenging role that is expected to be equal parts builder, visionary and strategic partner. As a strategic partner, this role has broad responsibilities that require exemplary leadership and relationship skills at the level of being a role model for peers and COHS IT department employees. As such, the IT Leader will work collaboratively and create strong relationships with the Office of Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences, Dean's Office leadership in each of the four schools, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute leadership, and leadership in associated research units. In addition, this position is expected to be a strong partner with the campus Office of Information Technology and UCI Health Information Services leadership. As a visionary, this position must establish the philosophy, objectives and standards for the use of technology in the college. This includes planning long-range facility expansions and computing transitions, partnering with campus and health IT to leverage existing enterprise services (and build new ones), incorporating research computing advances into COHS, and working closely with UCI Health and the Office of Research to make clinical data accessible to researchers in a secure manner. Developing and implementing the strategy around infrastructure and software long-range planning to support COHS school objectives, while ensuring compatibility with campus-wide computing initiatives, is critical. As a builder, the position will be responsible to consolidate IT functions across COHS into a new College IT Services (CIS) department. This effort requires selling the vision and leveraging strategic partnerships in order to make CIS effective as a service shared across COHS. The position will ensure reliable IT service delivery reliability for administrative, research, educational and instructional information systems across the College. In addition, this position is expected to recommend and manage the COHS IT budget; ensure appropriate cybersecurity and compliance measures in alignment with UCI Health policies and practices and in coordination with the overall security strategy for Health Sciences and campus; and represent COHS IT needs with outside technology vendors, in campus School IT Director meetings and other venues as required.
Leadership skills as evidenced by one who possesses broad vision of the future of the organization; assertiveness and diplomacy in the presentation of ideas and initiatives, sensitivity to the values and expectations of all constituents
Direct management experience of information technology operation(s) and technical staff
Thorough knowledge of technology subject areas such as infrastructure, applications, data, cybersecurity, and healthcare security & compliance controls sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction
Demonstrated experience defining and maintaining a strategic portfolio of existing and emerging technology and data solutions
Evidence of ability to establish priorities and to achieve results in a multi-purpose, multi-unit, multi-site organization through shared governance and a service-orientated approach
Experience in research and educational information technology needs and solutions
Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within the technical environment
Experienced in leading change management across a large organization
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to individuals and groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication
Evidence of a management style that inspires a culture of achieving excellence through teamwork, trust, collaboration, and accountability
Senior management experience in a large, complex health sciences system and university setting.
Experience in the management of one-time and ongoing technology solution acquisition and expansion using buy vs build analysis for effective and efficient use.
Strong knowledge and understanding of service delivery principles.
Strong and broad knowledge of opportunities and challenges facing the educational and research components of an academic health college.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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