This position serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Cardiovascular Research Institute. The CAO reports to the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) Director and to the School of Medicine (SOM) Dean's Office. The CAO serves as the chief operating officer of the Institute and oversees all aspects of administrative operations.
In collaboration with the Director, the CAO functions as a strategic planning partner, providing skillful administrative, operational and financial management at all sites. S/he works to maximize the utilization of all institute, division and program resources and to provide and maintain administrative excellence in all aspects of the divisions, clinical services centers, research and laboratory operations - including space planning, finance, research administration, clinical operations, information technology, human resources, and risk management.
The CAO serves as a risk manager, establishing and monitoring internal control mechanisms in all areas of operation, personnel management, and finance. S/he oversees the work of others in these areas, and identifies and minimizes or eliminates risk and implements changes to prevent recurrence.
The successful administrative management of existing collaborative agreements requires the ability to negotiate, problem-solve, and achieve consensus with administrators and faculty outside the Institute with whom this unit has no formal reporting relationship. These collaborations are key partnerships that must be shepherded through sometimes difficult, administrative changes.
Internal Number: 3136863
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