Job Requisition Number: 25034. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) - University Health Services is the Executive Director of the unit and provides vision, leadership, as well as financial, strategic, and operational direction for a wide array of health and wellness programs, services, and initiatives that directly benefit the University and minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress, injury, and violence.
UC Berkeley’s University Health Services (UHS) is a dynamic health system that serves the campus through comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance, and health promotion services for all students, as well as a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports a diverse campus community, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services. University Health Services: • Specializes in meeting the health needs of over 40,000 students, and workplace related health needs of over 15,000 faculty and staff. • Provides leadership to identify issues that impact the health of the campus and collaborates with campus and community partners on public health and community-based strategies. • Promotes healthy personal choices and an environment that facilitates health and wellbeing. • Provides expertise in health-related crisis planning and response to minimize disruption and support recovery for individuals and the campus. • Protects the campus community by minimizing the impact of injury, illness, emotional distress, and financial risk through provision of student health and workers compensation insurance services.
The PATH to Care Center also reports to the AVC and leads the efforts to transform UC Berkeley into a community that is free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking through prevention, advocacy, training, and healing. The PATH to Care Center collaborates with the campus community to make social change with the goals of preventing, intervening in, and responding to harassment and violence, eliminating oppression, and creating the culture and environment we all aspire to and deserve.
Divisional and Campus Leadership: • Provides divisional and campus leadership on health and wellness related issues, serving as Chancellor’s designate on key initiatives. Partners with student service, administrative, and academic leaders to enhance health and well-being policies, environments, culture, practices, programs, and services for students, faculty, and staff. • Serves as the Berkeley campus expert for University Office of the President (UCOP) on medical, mental health, health insurance, and employee health issues and committees.
Strategic Planning and Direction: • Establishes the vision and direction for the organization, leading the development and implementation of short- and long-term strategies to meet needs and sometimes competing objectives of a diverse set of stakeholders. Directs the strategic planning process for UHS. Makes decisions on allocating resources to pursue strategic priorities, including capital and people. Ensures that business analysis techniques are integrated with the strategic planning process so that the process results in an annual operating plan. Delegates operating plan responsibilities to management teams to accomplish the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. Ensures that relationships with clients, campus and community stakeholders, donors, and volunteers are handled in a manner consistent with UHS values, mission and strategic objectives.
Management for Ambulatory Care: • Responsible for managing a complex ambulatory healthcare and community health program focused on prevention and treatment services for faculty, staff and students, including the campus occupational health program, Berkeley’s student health insurance program (SHIP), and the sports medicine program. Provides operational planning through guidance and direction for achievement of objectives (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning). • Oversees the financial, human resources, physical, and technological infrastructure through which services are provided. Oversees human resource (HR) strategies for employee relations and labor relations issues in collaboration with UHS directors and campus HR. Provides oversight to the development, planning, coordination, and administration of quality assurance and compliance programs. Ensures processes exist to protect organization from financial loss. Directs UHS leadership team. Resolves program and service issues. • Ensures UHS successfully meets national standards and licensure requirements, including Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), American Psychological Association (APA), International Association for Counseling Services (IACS), CA State Board of Pharmacy, and CA Department of Health Services under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment.
Programs: • Oversees the development of new campus-wide programs and services, including needs identification, resource development, and staffing patterns and recruitment of said programs. Ensures regular evaluation of existing programs to determine quality, effectiveness, efficiencies, inadequacies, performance, staffing pattern changes and on-going needs of programs. Fosters relationships and networks with divisional, critical campus and local community partners to contribute to strategic initiatives and projects.
Financial Leadership: • Provides leadership to sustainable funding strategies for health care programs and operations, public relations, health care policy, advocacy, and campus/community collaboration efforts. Directs financial strategy, planning and forecasting. Oversees the development of appropriate annual and long-term financial objectives, leading the organization in achievement of financial goals.
Public and Community Health Leadership: • Advises senior management on controversial situations and critical health and safety issues that impact campus as well as influences campus leaders as appropriate. Is a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center and leads disaster planning for Emergency Support Function #8 – Public Health and Medical Services. Serves as the primary point of contact for student and employee health-related news and information and is expected to lead health-related communication efforts and represent the University. Partners with relevant stakeholders in managing the campus response to public health and behavioral health threats, proactively working in close collaboration with University leadership and the appropriate external agencies, including state and local public health offices.Knowledge/Skills: • Advanced knowledge of healthcare administration, systems and clinical operations, health care management methods, financial management practices and general health care market trends. In-depth understanding of policy issues related to higher education health care programs. • Working knowledge of all relevant regulatory compliance and national accreditation standards such as the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). • Demonstrated success in program development, strategic planning, and administration, including management of both medical and mental health service delivery and public/population health programs is necessary. • Demonstrated ability to lead a comprehensive health organization that effectively responds to constituents’ needs and promotes a healthy community environment through prevention strategies and health promotion programs. • Advanced knowledge of business process reengineering, organizational planning and communications. • Highly experienced with demonstrated leadership, executive management and team-building skills. • Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication and platform presentation skills • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of supervision and management. • Knowledge of strategic funding of health care programs and operations, public relations, marketing and fundraising. • Highly experienced and skilled at planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals. • Highly experienced in the development and stewardship of strong relationships across the University. • Knowledge of health insurance plan administration. • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Rule, FERPA and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information • Skilled at managing workforce planning, diversity and inclusion issues.
Education/Training: • Advanced degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health or related fields along with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a leadership role or; • MD or other clinical training along with at least 5 years of relevant experience in healthcare administration in a leadership role. Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels.
UC Berkeley has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Applications should include a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and must be sent, preferably in PDF format, to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com. The subject line of the email should read “UC Berkeley – AVP UHS.” A confidential review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until an appointment is made. All applicants received by July 13, 2018, will receive full consideration. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, at jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
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