Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the Dean
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the Dean
Category: Management and Professional
Department: SOM - Dean's Office
Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Position Information: Reporting to the Dean, School of Medicine, and CEO, Clinical Affairs, the incumbent provides leadership for developing and executing strategies in four broad areas: executive consultation and strategic planning in support of the Dean/CEO; governmental and community relations; communications and marketing; and special event and projects. The Assistant Dean advises the Dean/CEO and senior leadership on matters of School-wide importance, sets priorities and executes strategy for external community engagement in alignment with medical school goals, and facilitates coordination among senior leadership in achieving the School's strategic plan. The incumbent develops and implements a comprehensive marketing and public affairs program for external audiences to promote the interests of the UCR School of Medicine, and serves as an advisor to the Dean/CEO and other medical school leadership on communications and external relations matters. The Assistant Dean provides strategic direction for a variety of mission-critical activities, including those related to the School's strategic planning and School-wide events. He/she manages selected intra-campus relationships, including those with the Chancellor's Office, University Advancement, UCR Governmental and Community Relations, and University Communications, as well as related functions in the UC Office of the President. The Assistant Dean represents the School of Medicine for selected campus, systemwide and external activities. The Assistant Dean leads the School's Strategic Initiatives unit and manages career, temporary, student staff and volunteers in the implementation of projects and programs under his/her purview. The incumbent works with a high level of independence and responsibility, and handles a workload based on priorities and timeliness of projects.
Minimum Requirements: Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Advanced knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures.
Excellent consulting, relationship building and strategic thinking skills.
Advanced knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.
Sophisticated leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve.
Advanced knowledge of the legal constraints and opportunities for higher education in the State of California and through Federal programs and regulations.
Excellent ability to establish mission and goals at the macro-level; to lead subordinate management to develop goals in alignment with mission.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; experience and skill in public speaking and presentations.
Experience in academic medicine and/or public relations, marketing or constituent relations programs involving a variety of individual and organizational constituents in a diverse region.
Demonstrated skill in developing effective interpersonal relationships with the media and a variety of constituency leaders and demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact diplomatically and productively with such people.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, administrators, co-workers, alumni and community leaders.
Ability to effectively represent UC Riverside to community members, medical and health organizations, physicians, and local community organizations at meetings, conferences, and other public and/or press events.
Ability to deal with sensitive and highly confidential information and skill in handling sensitive situations with discretion.
Ability to generate innovative ideas, originate action without instruction, establish goals and priorities in the development of programs, plan and complete projects on time under conditions of fluctuating workload.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Experience directing complex constituent relations and/or marketing strategies.
Political acumen to enable sound independent political judgments and to work effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies including the Chancellor and other top administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, high level donors, community and business leaders, opinion leaders, and elected officials at all levels and their staffs.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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