This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/12/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.
UCSD Health Sciences is a $1 billion dollar plus organization encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The Vice Chancellor's Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees.
Radiation Oncology currently is a large contributor to the organizational bottom line, being a premier provider of cancer treatment. This Department is distinct from other clinical departments in that all aspects of treatment are technology-based. Technology advancements will continue to create potential business and revenue growth opportunities for both the Department and Medical Center, in both research and the clinical arena. This also presents a significant amount of opportunity in the community, as well.
The Research Program Administrator/Director of Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences, brings a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and independently oversees a rapidly growing research organization and represents the program/s to outside organizations under the general direction of the Chair, DBO and Faculty. Oversees all research administrative operations, finance, human resources and facilities for all programs. Designs and develops major program components and administers the full range of the program's operational requirements. Works with faculty on formulating short-term & long-term planning and procedures for each program. Develops and organizes conferences and other public forums. Works under direction of Principal Investigators to establish program agenda, funding, objectives, and the development of relationships with and selection of potential project and/or program partners.
Provides leadership to RMAS by providing development, administration and strategic assessment of the research program/s in support of the department's mission and goals. Independently develop and/or oversee at the department level research proposals, awards, and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant department records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Responsible for the allocation and oversight of research budget; support the development of grant proposals, industry and foundation contacts, and fundraising in support on ongoing projects and program expansion; lead donor stewardship and communicate on a regular basis about the vision and shaping of the department's key programs.
Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring and managing research administrative assistants. Oversees the recruitment and supervision of talented students and staff, supports the development and execution of viable and sustainable program/s for students to engage in leadership challenge projects in cooperation with existing programs of RMAS and UCSD as a whole; external outreach to colleges and universities.
The Administrator/Director is expected to interface at a professional level, faculty and staff, and develop extensive and collaborative relationships with all appropriate leadership partners & centers. Maintains confidentiality of very sensitive information with others in the department. In collaboration with leadership, the Administrator/ Directors will help expand programs and acquire additional grant funding, along with philanthropic opportunities.
Advanced degree in related area plus five years of related experience/training OR equivalent experience, education, and training.
Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Advanced knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes & protocols.
Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Highly skilled fundraising experience. Advanced knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, accounting and payroll, and contracts and gr
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