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Chief of Staff (Health, Well-being & Safety)

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

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Chief of Staff (Health, Well-being & Safety) Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 29904655 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $118,800 - $233,200 Position Information **Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration. Candidates may be asked to provide a work sample or conduct a presentation as a part of the recruitment process. **

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health, Well-being & Safety (HWS) and an integral member of the HWS senior leadership team, the Chief of Staff (COS) is a trusted strategic advisor to the AVC, providing expertise and counsel in all areas within the AVC's purview. The COS provides strategic capacity to the AVC and moves Health, Well-being & Safety’s priorities forward by driving integrated strategy and operations of the enterprise and accelerating progress towards the long-term University strategic plan. The COS works to achieve efficient operational collaboration across the entire Health, Well-being & Safety organization including: 1.) Executive consultation and support to the AVC, including briefings, presentation and research, and providing leadership on high-level special projects and committees; 2) Strategic plan development and implementation, including establishment of goals and metrics and tracking/reporting on progress and barriers; 3) Oversight of internal and external communications and public affairs, including website, social media, articles, newsletters/publications, and coordination with Development and others on communications for external funding opportunities; 4) Community relations; including coordination on legislative initiatives and representing the HWS with community, safety, student, and legislative groups; responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for community engagement ; 5) Provides leadership for the planning and execution of HWS wide-scale gatherings (e.g., health fairs, farmer's markets, etc.) and other special events and recognitions (e.g., All-staff retreats, campus-wide education seminars and workshops, leadership retreats, etc.). The COS will serve as proxy for the AVC to internal and external stakeholders and is charged with decision-making on behalf of the AVC.

The salary range for the Chief of Staff is $114,70 - $224,700 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is up to $185,000 annually. We base placement within these ranges on the individual's qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in public health, healthcare administration, public policy, education, social science, or related field. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Minimum Requirements Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals.
Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service.
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, community and business leaders, opinion leaders, and elected officials at all levels and their staffs.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Sophisticated leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

Working knowledge of organization and system-wide organizational reporting structure, as well as an understanding of the interactive roles of management throughout the organization.

Expert knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures.

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.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview Job Description Details View complete Job Description for this position


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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