Job description

Duties: The Chief of Staff is a key member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's leadership and a major contributor to the Department and Chair's Office's strategic initiatives. The key strengths required for the position are excellent decision-making, excellent written and verbal communication, discretion, ability to liaise with and gain consensus among key stakeholders, ability to navigate internal and external politics adeptly, a high level of intellect and emotional intelligence, and the ability to manage various projects simultaneously. The role requires a creative thought leader who can oversee strategy, training, execution, and performance monitoring related to embedding a culture of service throughout the Department and who is especially skilled at managing both the traditional and emerging issues confronting non-profit institutions and higher education today. The position will also serve as senior advisor on short- and long-term communications strategies related to the Chair in his various functions and missions.

Qualifications: The minimum of a Master's degree and 5 to 7 years experience in a university and/or health-care setting or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience as an executive-level strategic planner and communicator. Demonstrates a strong command of language and creative writing abilities, preferably in the setting of an academic medical center. Long-term strategic thinking skills and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to work comfortably and skillfully with senior executives, faculty and staff at all levels of Penn Medicine. Ability to think conceptually and to anticipate and respond to varied and demanding needs of a complex academic Department. Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple, high-demanding projects; to establish and meet deadlines; and to anticipate and respond effectively and with good judgment to undefined needs and unexpected challenges. Knowledge of existing digital and emerging online trends essential. Strong understanding of internet media, search engines, online advertising, social media, and other web-based models of communications. Confidence, imagination, and agility in writing are essential, as is the ability to synthesize and interpret large quantities of information and to anticipate and respond to a broad range of communication needs. Proven ability to work within a team environment and on project teams. Individual must work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

Reference Number: 40-25543

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: PA-Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration




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Posted: 4/27/2017
Application Due: 4/27/2018
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