Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/03/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multibillion-dollar organization that comprises three professional schools, two hospitals, 20+ graduate degree programs, and 90+ core facilities and research units all working toward fulfilling its tripartite mission. Led by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, it accounts for the majority of the University's research and philanthropic portfolios, in addition to an expanding clinical footprint that spans the San Diego region. With more than 1,700 faculty and 15,000 staff, the Health Sciences is home to nationally recognized academic and clinical programs, and has been identified as one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the world.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Administration (AVC) is a core member of the Health Sciences leadership team, serving as a key strategic partner for the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) and responsible for integrating and mobilizing multiple areas of the organization on issues towards resolution. Reporting to the VCHS, the AVC is a highly visible, interactive, and inclusive position that requires direct and continuous interaction with leadership of all components of the Health Sciences, as well as the Campus, the University, and other organizations as required.
As the chief administrative and operations officer for the VCHS, the AVC has a complex problem-solving role within the Health Sciences leadership, especially in the planning and achievement of major initiatives in business operations, academic administration, research administration, and physical resource management and planning. The AVC directs primary line officers with oversight accountability for multiple mission-critical business areas, including: academic administration, basic biomedical science and clinical research administration, and physical resource management (space and facilities), planning, and capital asset strategies.
The AVC also provides Vice Chancellor Office-level interface and guidance to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science (HWSPH) administrations, and serves as a liaison to School of Medicine (SOM) administrative leaders. In addition to serving as a member of VCHS Cabinets and advisory groups (both internal and external), the AVC represents the VCHS in discussions with senior UC San Diego, system-wide, UCOP and external officials on matters of interest to the Health Sciences including policy and programs.
The AVC manages confidential and sensitive issues for the VCHS and develops solutions in all areas of Health Sciences operations and is paramount to the VCHS's success in managing the Health Sciences enterprise. Because of this, the AVC must perform a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organizational skills, flexibility, and discretion while maintaining strict protection of confidential information.
Resource impact on areas of responsibility = $2B+
Direct budget responsibility = $30M+
Indirect budget responsibility = $20M+
For the executive (i.e. Chancellor or Health System CEO), develops organizational policies and authorizes their implementation. Provides advice, guidance, and assistance to the executive. Represents the organization in location-wide and systemwide meetings and discussions. Recognized as an influential leader. Makes final decisions for the organization and ensures achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of the organization.
A Bachelor's degree in related area, plus eight years of related experience -OR- Twelve years combined related experience and education/training.
Advanced knowledge of the legal constraints and opportunities for higher education in the State of California and through Federal programs and regulations. Thorough knowledge and experience with University policies with regard to assessment, administration, allocation, and appropriate use of resources. Thorough knowledge and experience with UC business practices: operational and financial. Thorough knowledge and experience of compliance issues.
Advanced knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints. Proven background to function at an executive level within the UC system and as such, work independently and exercise sound judgment, particularly when representing a Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS). Broad knowledge
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.