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Executive Director

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Department

BSD PED - Department of Pediatrics


About the Department

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago is a dynamic and stimulating place to work. We strive for the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment; provide outstanding education and training for students, postgraduate scholars, and physicians; and nurture the research of Department scholars who seek to elucidate the causes of pediatric disease and identify promising new therapies. In addition to our provision of clinical care at UChicago Medicine (UCM) Comer Children’s Hospital and at our regional sites, we are currently expanding our clinical care across Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana in collaboration with our partners in the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA; Advocate Children’s Hospital, and NorthShore University Health System). CCHA has responsibility for the care of almost 1 million children. The Department has 6 ambulatory sites and 3 inpatient sites of care across the region with the goal of providing care ‘close to home’ whenever feasible. https://pediatrics.uchicago.edu/.

Our mission is to improve the health of every child entrusted to us, in an inclusive environment that is committed to family-centered care, clinical excellence, impactful scholarship, effective disease prevention, and advocacy for the appropriate care of every child. We are especially committed to the children on the South Side of Chicago and to altering the inequities in healthcare.


Job Summary

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Chair the Department of Pediatrics and is accountable for oversight of fiscal and operational activities for the Department of Pediatrics. The ED has direct oversight of the strategic planning and execution, clinical practice management, finances, human resources, research administration, facilities, and general management of the Department. Key areas of focus include support of the operation and expansion of the CCHA, strengthening our educational infrastructure, and facilitating activities that support the research initiatives of the faculty and staff.

The ED is responsible for managing in an efficient, dynamic, and growth-oriented manner by fostering a continuous learning mentality that is applied to the overall Department in alignment with the organizational commitment to excellence. The ED serves as an inspirational, persuasive, and agile leader with a track record of success in transformation and measurable outcomes.

The ED works with the Department Chair, the Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD), and UCM leadership to develop, plan and implement initiatives supporting the tripartite mission by identifying and implementing methods that improve the quality and efficiency of the operations. The ED collaborates with the Senior Director, Operations, to advance service line integration for CCHA and other initiatives. The ED deals with complex financial issues and demonstrates business savvy by proactively handling evolving environmental factors impacting academic medical centers. The individual provides leadership with innovative, strategic thinking about new revenue opportunities based on business principles, best practices, and a proactive, purposeful thought process.

The ED, in partnership with leadership, interacts and negotiates with key stakeholders to maintain status as a leading academic medical center. The individual is responsible for balancing departmental and institutional priorities and is a visible, engaged, and communicative leader representing the University of Chicago.

As the senior administrator, the ED provides guidance, information, advice, and counsel to faculty and staff concerning administrative initiatives associated with patient care, teaching, and research activities. The ED provides executive support to the Chair in programmatic oversight for the Department’s clinical practice, management of the research, and support of the training programs.

Our department follows a hybrid work structure that fosters productivity, collaboration, and employee well-being. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule based on business needs and the demands of specific tasks. Working from the office is encouraged for tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.

Responsibilities

  • Develops goals and prioritizes department efforts to align the Department of Pediatrics with the needs of the organization while positioning the University of Chicago as a leader.

  • Drives future strategic direction and proactively prepares for organizational, talent, and market changes communicating actionable findings and recommendations to senior leadership.

  • Oversees the integration of all subspecialty service lines as part of the CCHA, in collaboration with the Sr. Director, Operations and other CCHA leaders.

  • Leads, develops and executes the Department’s strategic, operational, talent, and budget initiatives using metrics, data, research, and education.

  • Leads and manages a diverse, interdisciplinary team to successful outcomes through effective and purposeful management practices.

  • Cultivates a collaborative, inclusive environment that promotes and fosters teamwork, innovation, curiosity, problem-solving, and continuous learning.

  • Develops and maintains effective communication practices that provide internal and external audiences with the key data and information needed to achieve goals.

  • Develops and manages capital equipment/asset plans to assure equipment is appropriate as technology and market needs change.

  • Fosters a safe and ethical environment creating accountability to high organizational standards.

  • Engages team development through coaching, goal setting, hiring, mentorship, talent management, best practices, and accountability.

  • Visible, engaged, collaborative leader representing the University of Chicago in relevant conferences, platforms, and mediums to advance the mission, field, and organization.

  • Provides leadership to managers within a department to support teaching, medical research and clinical care. Facilitates research initiatives of the faculty and staff.

  • Directs department priorities, allocates resources and executes strategic plans.

  • Oversees non-medical activities of the department(s). Manages policy development and implementation in various departmental areas.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree with an emphasis in finance, business, health care, or relevant field.

Experience:

  • Ten years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in financial planning, management, analysis, forecasting, modeling, or administration of a research or clinical unit.

  • Progressively responsible experience within a complex, research, or healthcare environment.

  • Progressively responsible experience leading, coaching, hiring, and managing team performance.

  • Progressively responsible experience within a complex, research, or healthcare environment.

  • Progressively responsible experience leading, coaching, hiring, and managing team performance.

  • Directly related financial and budget development experience in complex research or matrixed environment.

  • Experience working in a fiscally responsible, highly regulated business setting that regularly employs benchmarking.

  • Significant experience within an academic health sciences environment.

  • Knowledge of research funding and appreciation for working in a research-intensive academic culture.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Experience using Electronic Medical Records Systems, Enterprise Resource Systems, and Medical Group Practice Billing and Financial Management Systems, a plus.

  • Proficient mathematical and analytical skills including data sets and data aggregation.

Preferred Competencies

  • Operate in a highly matrixed environment.

  • Commitment to promoting an environment of diversity and equity.

  • Exceptional communication and listening skills, ability to communicate comfortably with healthcare professionals locally and internationally, board and committee members, and academic and healthcare professionals.

  • Communicate comfortably with faculty, staff, students, and officials at the highest level of the organization.

  • Highly effective in verbal and written communication skills, including formulating recommendations and developing presentations.

  • Highly ethical and professional manner with the ability to influence and lead others.

  • Manage in an efficient, dynamic, and growth-oriented manner by fostering a continuous learning mentality that is applied to the overall department in alignment with the organizational commitment to excellence.

  • Serve as an inspirational, persuasive, and agile leader with a track record of success in transformation and measurable outcomes.

  • Effective interpersonal team-building skills.

  • Track record of success in focusing on strategic objectives and translating the priorities into successful short- and long-term results for the organization.

  • Demonstrated success in supporting medical research with the ability to effectively identify opportunities for improvement in support functions.

  • Proven track record as a strategic leader with specific experience implementing value-added business initiatives.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness applying a keen business intellect to problem-solving in an environment notable for complexity with multiple business partners and multiple missions.

  • Proven financial management skills, including the ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, accounts receivable and reserve analysis, and proforma preparation.

  • Critical thinker, one who understands the underlying financial and operational drivers within a research environment, applying business best practices where appropriate, and developing creative alternative strategies as needed.

  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills with a focus on synthesizing and extracting trends from multiple incongruent sources.

  • Demonstrated capacity to learn new technologies, interacts professionally with members at all levels of the organization, and provides superlative customer service to the faculty, students, staff, and patients served throughout the organization.

Working Conditions

  • Eligible for a hybrid work schedule based on business needs and the demands of specific tasks. Working from the office is encouraged for tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family

Administration & Management


Role Impact

People Manager


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

40


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

Yes


Health Screen Required

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


Posting Statement

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Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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