Department of Radiology
About the Unit
The University of Chicago is a private institution encompassing the undergraduate College, six professional schools (Business, Law, Divinity, Public Policy, Medicine and Social Service Administration), four graduate divisions (Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences) and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The broader University enterprise includes Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) are managed by a single Dean/Executive Vice President and comprises the largest unit of the University and has an annual operating budget of $900M. The Medical Center oversees the finances and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services. Physicians who provide patient care services are all appointed in one of the 13 clinical Departments within the BSD. The BSD includes the Pritzker School of Medicine, approximately 24 academic units, degree-granting committees, and research centers and institutes. The BSD houses approximately 2,200 staff employees and approximately 800 academic appointees as well as 1,000 professional and graduate students. The clinical Executive Administrator (“EA”) is responsible for leading a complex academic and clinical environment. The EA 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 EA serves as an inspirational, persuasive, and agile leader with a record of accomplishment of success in transformation and measurable outcomes. The EA works with his/her Chairman, Executive Director, 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 EA deals with complex financial issues and demonstrates business savvy by proactively handling evolving environmental factors affecting 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 EA, 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 EA provides guidance, information, advice, and counsel to faculty and staff concerning administrative initiatives associated with patient care, teaching, and research activities. The EA provides executive support to the Chair and Executive Director in programmatic oversight for the Department’s clinical practice, management of the research, and support of the training programs.
The job provides leadership and direction through managers responsible for the financial and management functions of a department in support of teaching, medical research and clinical care. Facilitates research initiatives of the faculty and staff. Develops departmental plans. Provides leadership and supervision to a large staff of exempt and non-exempt employees, including management teams.
1) Provides leadership to managers within a department to support teaching, medical research and clinical care. Facilitates research initiatives of the faculty and staff., 2) Directs department priorities, allocates resources and executes strategic plans., 3) Oversees non-medical activities of the department(s). Manages policy development and implementation in various departmental areas., 4) Manages multiple related teams including those within hospital functions., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Develop goals and prioritize department efforts to align with the needs of the organization while positioning the University of Chicago as a leader
2) Drive future strategic direction and proactively prepare for organizational, talent and market changes communicating actionable findings and recommendations to senior leadership
3) Lead and execute the department’s strategic, operational, talent, and budget initiatives using metrics, data, research, and education
4) Lead and manage a diverse, interdisciplinary team to successful outcomes through effective and purposeful management practices
5) Cultivate a collaborative, inclusive environment that promotes and fosters teamwork, innovation, curiosity, problem-solving, and continuous learning
6) Develop and maintain effective communication practices that provide internal and external audiences with the key data and information needed to achieve goals
7) Foster a safe and ethical environment creating accountability to high organizational standards
8) Engage team development through coaching, goal setting, hiring, mentorship, talent management, best practices, and accountability
9) A visible, engaged, collaborative leader representing the University of Chicago in relevant conferences, platforms and mediums to advance the mission, field, and organization
1) Exceptional communication and listening skills, ability to communicate comfortably with healthcare professionals locally and internationally, board and committee members, academic and healthcare professionals.
2) Record of accomplishment focusing on strategic objectives and translating the priorities into successful short and long-term results for the organization.
3) Demonstrated success in supporting medical research with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement in support functions.
4) Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities or threats and apply effective management principles to achieve success.
5) Record of accomplishment as a strategic leader with specific experience implementing value-added business initiatives.
6) Demonstrated effectiveness applying a keen business intellect to problem solving in an environment notable for complexity with multiple business partners and multiple missions.
7) Highly ethical and professional manner with the ability to influence and lead others.
8) Highly effective in verbal and written communication skills, including formulating recommendations and developing presentations.
9) Proven financial management skills, including the ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, and accounts receivable and reserve analysis, Proforma preparation.
10) Proficient in mathematical and analytical skills including data sets and data aggregation.
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance, business, health care, or relevant field
2) Advanced degree strongly preferred
1) Seven years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in financial planning, management, analysis, forecasting, modeling, or administration
2) A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience within a complex, healthcare environment
3) Five years of progressively responsible talent management experience in coaching, communication, recruiting, hiring, and performance management
4) Directly related financial and budget development experience in a complex environment
5) Experience working in a fiscally responsible, highly regulated business setting that regularly employs benchmarking
6) Experience using Electronic Medical Records Systems, Enterprise Resource Systems, and Medical Group Practice Billing and Financial Management Systems
7) Significant experience within an academic health sciences environment
8) Knowledge of research funding and appreciation for working in a research-intensive academic culture.APPLY NOW
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This Job Post expires on Wednesday January 27th, 2021