Family Medicine - Associate Chair for Administration

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Family Medicine-411601

Working Title:

Family Medicine - Associate Chair for Administration

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Academic Administration

Salary Range:

Dependent on qualifications and experience

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. The UNC School of Medicine, partnered with UNC Health, is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States. As an institution, we strive to promote a diverse, inclusive environment where our colleagues excel in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Chapel Hill is a vibrant college community that borders the Research Triangle Park, known globally for innovation in research & technology, along with Durham and Raleigh. With its famed collegiate rivalries, beautiful green spaces, and thriving economies, our region is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, work, play, and learn.

UNC Family Medicine provides patient-centered primary care, conducts groundbreaking research, and trains the best and the brightest young doctors. The Department is consistently ranked as one of the top family medicine programs in the nation. We aim to support and improve the health of the communities we serve, with a special commitment to the underserved, mothers and children, older adults, and other populations at risk in a time of rapid changes in the organization of health care. We are concerned with both current needs and future generations.

The Associate Chair for Administration (ACA) in the Department of Family Medicine partners with the Chair to develop a strategic vision to lead the Department to stellar performance in all missions: clinical care, education, research, and service and ensures departmental resource allocation in support of strategic priorities, with a focus on school and system alignment. The Associate Chair assumes substantial independent senior administrative authority in the Chair’s Office for leadership and innovative direction for the Department’s policy development and implementation of systems and initiatives to attain goals.

The Department of Family Medicine is crucial to the success of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health. The Associate Chair plays a critically important role in the department, school, and system. The ACA provides leadership in the Department and develops policies and procedures at the local level to meet University and UNC Health global demands. The Associate Chair will partner with UNC Health leaders to ensure that clinical operations meet or exceed expectations for quality, efficiency, productivity, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, and faculty/provider well-being. In the role of chief financial officer for the Department, the ACA designs initiatives and implements systems for financial planning and management. The ACA also oversees the financial management of sponsored programs and ensures regulatory compliance of research administration regarding institutional and federal policies and procedures. Overall, the ACA is responsible for effectively managing personnel activities for all employee types with two discrete systems (UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine), including recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum qualifications of an advanced degree (masters or higher) and no less than 5 to 7 years of management-level experience in the full range of administrative and financial functions of an academic department or research center in a higher education, research, or health care setting. Candidates with 7 to 10 years of directly comparable experience may substitute for the required advanced degree in which case a bachelor’s degree and the requisite experience is mandatory.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates should have five to ten years as a senior manager with experience in a medical practice or other health organization, ideally in an academic medical center. The Associate Chair must possess superior verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal behaviors, and the capacity to inspire confidence in his or her reasoning and decision-making. Experience or familiarity with the practice and culture of family medicine is highly desired.
The successful Associate Chair will be an experienced, intuitive, creative, and dynamic leader with superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

The successful candidate will have well-developed attributes of professionalism, leadership, communication, presentation abilities, superior organizational skills, as well as analytic expertise. Critical skills and knowledge required are focused but not limited to the following areas: program development and growth, strategic planning, customer service, patient/physician/staff satisfaction, quality improvement, marketing, public relations, physician recruitment, public speaking, financial management, operational leadership, and human resources management.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time