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UC Health provides leadership and strategic direction for UC's six health systems, five of which are academic medical centers, and its 19 health professional schools. UC Health's central office supports operational initiatives at individual campuses and development of systemwide initiatives, promoting collaboration among the university's health professional schools and providing oversight on the business and financial activities of the clinical enterprise.
The University of California Cancer Consortium (UCCC) is a collaboration between the 5 Comprehensive Cancer Centers within the University of California system and their respective health systems: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UCSD Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UC Cancer Consortium works on projects that best address the needs of California's patient population, including: Precision Medicine, Clinical Trials, Population Health Science, Big Data and Best Practices, and Authoritative Advocacy for Cancer Patients in California.
Join us and leverage the power of the University of California to improve cancer research and accelerate improvements in health. The UCCC Director is a unique leadership role with broad reach and visibility, working directly with the Chief Clinical Officer and the UCCC Chairs to advance oncology research and treatment across the UC system. Together with cross-functional teams, including leadership from 5 academic medical centers, health research, clinical, regulatory and contracting, you will articulate and develop meaningful partnerships, tools and structures that no one location can achieve on its own. As an oncology subject matter expert, you will help envision new strategic priorities, champion ideas with teams and leadership, develop system-wide cancer initiatives, and test new concepts. You will identify key areas of focus with consideration for the external landscape and stakeholder needs. The ideal person for this role has demonstrated success in building effective cross-functional teams and experience building meaningful, productive collaborations in the academic health setting. The UCCC is looking for a highly collaborative and self-motivated individual to join a small team and contribute to its mission through strategic leadership.
Designs and develops major research program components and systemwide cancer initiatives and oversees execution of programs once funded.
Develops and executes strategic plan for financing program activities and ensuring ongoing sustainability of program. Identifies and develops funding from multiple external sources. Represents the program to governing boards, outside agencies, and the public. Develops and maintains liaisons with faculty and administrative leaders across UC campuses, the UC Office of the President, leadership at external academic institutions and at the NIH. Leads convening and annual conference and provides public relations support.
Plans, directs and controls program budget and manages financial, HR, technical, and other supporting resources. Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and strategic goals accordingly. Forecasts staffing for long term planning. Defines development plans and core competencies consistent with workforce planning.
Develops ideas and options for faculty leadership (UC cancer center Directors) review and decision, and develops and implements programs that reflect stakeholder interests. Directly supervises a small team. Ensures through subordinates varied and competing requirements associated with managing an innovative program in a multi-campus university environment at UC.
5+ years of leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies
Academic background and recognized expertise in oncology and research
Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices
Expert oral and written communication skills and ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills
Expert ability to work collaboratively with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students
Expert interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results
Expert negotiation skills and ability to influence at all levels
Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and / or governmental agencies
Advanced skills in short- and long-range planning, program-building and project management
Proven ability to focus on priorities, strategy and vision
Expert ability to work with academic partners to launch and manage multi-institutional projects
Experience working in academic health research or health care settings
Expert fundraising experience
Ability to travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
Leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies
Masters degree in health, business, public policy, higher education or related discipline
Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, etc)
Bachelor's degree in public policy, public health, health care field, and / or equivalent experience / training.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is October 20, 2020. The position will be open until filled.
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