The Senior Vice Chancellor (SVC), Finance & Administration reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as UCSF's chief financial and chief operating officer, providing strategic counsel to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost and setting direction for the University's overall deployment of resources to advance the mission. The SVC is the senior executive responsible for centrally-managed administrative, business, and operational services directly and indirectly enabling the operations of the University. The operations and programs of the SVC's organization, which is called Financial & Administrative Services (FAS), support the University's mission of advancing health worldwide through patient care, education, research, and community service. The SVC provides strategic leadership and guidance to the UCSF enterprise across many areas that directly affect its performance. The SVC is responsible for UCSF's operating budget of approximately $8 billion and for leading a service organization with an annual budget of $435 million and 1,800 Full Time Employees (FTEs).
The SVC is responsible for aggregating all financial results and for reporting them to the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and the University of California Board of Regents. The SVC works with senior colleagues across this diverse and decentralized institution to enable it to operate efficiently and effectively as a world-class research university and academic medical center while honoring the University's established decentralized administrative model, its history of shared governance, and the role of UCOP.
The SVC is a member of the Chancellor's Executive Team and Chancellor's Cabinet, as well as other executive UCSF and UC systemwide committees. The SVC chairs various committees on behalf of the Chancellor and works closely with a broad array of UCSF faculty and senior administration including the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, the deans, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of UCSF Health, as well as UCSF Foundation Board members, the President of the University of California and other senior officers at UCOP, major donors, and key community stakeholders.
The SVC joins the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Outreach, and other members of the Chancellor's Executive Team in advancing UCSF's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
FAS plays a key role in a UCSF-wide initiative that began to take shape in 2019 with the publication of a comprehensive analysis of UCSF's opportunity to impact health equity in the five-county San Francisco metro area. The report, Advancing Health Equity in San Francisco: An Assessment of UCSF's Anchor Institution Capacity and Recommendations for Strategic Direction, laid the groundwork for what is now called the Anchor Institution Initiative. Anchor Institution envisions a set of related work streams to focus and increase UCSF's impact in three areas: workforce development, procurement, and community investment. As the initiative takes shape, FAS's scope of activity will be central to its design and execution, and the SVC will play a significant role in its success.
The University of California, already a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, which would make it the first major university to accomplish this achievement. UCSF is on track to surpass initial goals in areas such as use of natural gas, the impact of its total commute, electricity acquisition and consumption, etc. The SVC will represent UCSF at the UC President's Global Climate Leadership Council to advise the President on achieving the Carbon Neutrality by 2025 goal.
The SVC will continue to steward a long-running LEAN transformation program, True North. FAS launched True North in 2017 to drive value improvement across its operations and service footprint, and to act as a foundation for our culture of continuous improvement. On a quarterly basis, FAS assesses progress against specific metrics for our True North pillars providing an organizational focus on our people; the customer experience; safety; resource management and stewardship; and innovation. Now in its fifth year, True North continues to focus FAS-wide efforts, both bottom-up and top-down, to deliver value through our work and through advancing the work of collaborators and stakeholders across the University.
Alongside such ongoing efforts to improve service and increase value, FAS advances its commitment to UCSF's community principles and standards, known as PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence), through its employment practices, workplace standards, vendor and contractor relationships, and engagement with stakeholders across UCSF.
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About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.