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Division Director, Core Operations, Hoxworth Blood Center

University of Cincinnati
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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC), University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and serves more than 30 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 100,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center: Saving Lives Close to Home. HBC is located within the College of Medicine and is the only Regional Blood Center owned and operated by a University in United States.

HBC is recruiting for Division Director, Core Operations, to provide leadership, vision, and direction for donor center core operations. This senior level position provides oversight of programs related to Biomedical Engineering, Materials Management, Physical Operations, and computer software informational systems. Experience in daily production of cleanroom environments, as well as interviewing, selection, hiring, and training of new employees with knowledge in cleanroom environment and regulatory framework in accordance with cGMP, FDA, and ISO regulations pertinent to the environmental control in ISO7/8 facilities is crucial.

The Division Director, Core Operations enforces current strategic planning initiatives; develops new activities and department goals in support of blood center strategic plans. Directs and facilitates cross functional activities that support the interdepartmental communications, productivity, and quality between various operating units. Develops innovative processes for monitoring operations to ensure high quality customer service and successful delivery of outputs. Fiscal responsibilities along with acquisition and maintenance of all materials/supplies for efficient operation of the departments. Promotes training, leadership, and management skills. Provides direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff. Performs related duties based on departmental need.

Essential Functions
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership to help manage, grow, and execute donor center core operations in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Develop policies and implement procedures to enforce strategic planning initiatives; develop new activities and goals to support the BECS Administrators, Biomedical Specialists, staff in the Materials Management and Physical Operations departments at the Division Director level.
  • Develop metrics and goals on key performance indicators of productivity for Core Operations departments.
  • Work cross functionally to help the overall mission across the various operating units.
  • Direct and administer the development of departmental budgets in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Management, Physical Operations and BECS; approve all supplies and expenditures.
  • Ensure departmental processes, procedures, and service activities are compliant with federal, state, local and accreditation, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Direct the development and management of training and education of all employees in the departments.
  • Ensure departments remain current with new innovations, technology, equipment, software, and services.
  • Ensure all department related contracts are current and all benefits related to such contracts are optimized in the department.
  • Organize, coordinate, and implement programs that support improved interdepartmental communication, productivity, and quality between and among all operational departments.
  • Establish, set, and meet year to year strategic goals for each Core Operations department in coordination with Chief Blood Operations Officer.
  • Establish, set, and meet year to year strategic goals related to customer experience for all staff in Core Operations in coordination with the Customer Experience department.
  • Support Hoxworth Blood Center’s safety, cGMP, and Quality Plan in coordination with the Division Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Determine necessity to collaborate with other departmental Division Directors, Senior Management Team, and/or organizational Cabinet members.
  • Support and promote all aspects of our commitment to inclusion and core values.
  • Serve on Hoxworth Blood Center Senior Management Team and blood banking industry organizations and committees.
  • Provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description may be changed at any time.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree must be in a healthcare field, biological sciences field, computer sciences field, or applicable field

Required Experience

Seven (7) years of relevant work experience in the fields of equipment management, computer and software information systems, blood banking, biotherapies, transfusion medicine, or scientific research.

Three (3) years of direct supervisory experience managing employees, teams, and assets.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • MT/MLS (ASCP) certification preferred
  • Working knowledge of computer software, metrology, inventory control, facilities maintenance, and ISO certification experience highly desired
  • Strong understanding of regulatory aspects in blood banking and biotherapies
  • Strong credentials on approaches to customer service.
  • Strong technical and operational management experience.
  • Proven track-record for implementing strategies that enhance productivity.
  • Strong decision making and relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to build, sustain, and influence relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to invoke change.
  • Thrive in a corporate culture that expects excellence and innovation.
  • Solution-oriented and makes sound decisions quickly, given tight timeframes.
  • Excellent time/effort prioritization skills in an environment where numerous new demands will constantly arise.
  • Experience with process improvement programs (six-sigma, etc.)
  • Technical acumen across the suite of Office products (word, excel, ppt, outlook)
  • Attention to detail in highly technical environment
  • Experience building strategic plans and tactical solutions
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94943


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