Chief Administrative Officer, Public Health Sciences
The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people through population-based approaches by carrying out educational programs, epidemiologic research, public service, and policy development. The focus of the department is on health promotion and disease prevention, epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational and environmental health, health economics, health care delivery, ethical issues, reproductive, women's, children's, rural, minority and international health. Departmental operations are conducted within the department's central administrative offices on the Davis campus, at the Medical Center in Sacramento, in leased research space in Sacramento and in Davis, and at the Center for Health and the Environment in Davis.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Salary Range : $92,700 - $230,200 Salary Frequency : Annual Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : M-F, 8-5; overtime, night and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines Location : Medical Sciences 1C, UC Davis Campus City : Davis Union Representation : No Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities This position is responsible for leading the staff and advising the Department Chair on: all academic and staff personnel management, actions and issues, financial management of the department budget and on a wide variety of state, clinical, sponsored research, grants and contracts, and gift funds, facilities management, and oversight and supervision of all administrative staff and functions. The position is also responsible for managing and advising the operations, travel and purchasing activities, and other administrative information systems, assisting with the development and execution of the Department strategic plans, and for academic and financial planning and budgeting. The Chief Administrative Officer reports to the Department Chair and is accountable to the Executive Associate Dean for the SOM for business and human resource compliance issues. The position has direct authority over staff personnel and indirect authority, with the Chair having direct authority, over academic personnel.
The Department of Public Health Sciences includes 200-250 faculty and staff (changes based on active grants) and 300-400 student employees (changes based on active grants and enrollment in courses). This department is growing, and the CAO will be responsible for managing rapid growth. We estimate 25 additional positions being added before the end of January 2021. In addition, the Department is home of the COVID response program Healthy Davis Together. The staff numbers (between 100-200) for that program are not included in the numbers described in this PD as they are not anticipated to be permanent but will require a high level of management through the life of the program.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and training.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills necessary to provide effectiveness in addressing issues related to the operation of a large, multi-site, complex academic department in an institution of higher education.
Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills and experience applying them to focus on priorities, strategic vision, and advance initiatives, on both long and short-term projects.
Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of finance management in a multidisciplinary academic setting, including extramural fund sources, contract and grant administration and annual budget processes with multifaceted and complex funding flow.
Demonstrated skills and knowledge of human resource management, principles, policies and procedures, and the ability to apply them effectively and ethically. Demonstrated experience training, developing, course correcting and coaching subordinates through effective team building, while demonstrating integrity and fostering collaboration.
Advanced interpersonal and oral communication skills to communicate in person effectively and professionally, in writing, and in presentation format to both internal and external constituencies and stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained. Resourcefulness to understand novel and unexpected issues and ability to apply high ethical standards to business practices and decision-making.
Skills and abilities to read, understand, interpret, communicate, and execute applicable School of Medicine, University, State, and Federal policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Advanced degree preferred in related area and/or equivalent experience and training.
Preferred experience with academic personnel actions and faculty compensation plans.
Preferred experience with Departmental annual reports/strategic plans.
Expert knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure of the UC Davis Health, its executive leadership, mission and strategic goals and culture.
Working knowledge of the operational and long-range goals and policies of UC Davis Health and the School of Medicine.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
Participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.
Ability to drive to multiple department locations using personally insured vehicle or University issued vehicle.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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