The Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) spans the four UCSF health science schools – Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry, each of their multiple departments, the UCSF Graduate Division, as well as all of the collaborating affiliates of UCSF in and outside the Bay Area and around the world. CTSI’s $200M funding is comprised of multiple sources (NIH, institutional, philanthropy, industry and other), and its programs have increased to 15 established CTSI interdisciplinary programs aimed at improving human health and training the next generation of Translational Researchers.
The Senior Program Manager will lead and manage multiple and diverse CTSI and UCSF projects, with a primary focus on Planning, Evaluation & Tracking (PET). The Senior Program Manager’s overall responsibility is to provide management and leadership, under the leadership of the PET Director, to these on-going programs and effectively transition new organizational programs from the start-up phase to a stable, mature and sustainable phase as well as identify opportunities for growth or added efficiencies. The Senior Program Manager has responsibility for providing programmatic leadership and management as well as support and guidance to individual CTSI programs and will direct appropriate program staff as assigned. Additionally, the Senior Program Manager will recognize, develop and implement solutions that require general systems and processes and ensure effective program implementation across CTSI and UCSF. The Senior Program Manager must be an expert in Balanced Scorecard, Performance Management and Dashboarding. Proficiency in ActiveStrategy and Process Based Leadership software tools is required. In addition the Senior Program Manager must be a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or preferably a Black Belt. Strong and proven expertise in Social Return On Investment theory and tools will be an integral skill for this position.
The Planning Evaluation & Tracking (PET) program brings best-of-breed strategic planning, performance management and evaluation approaches to the institute, to provide robust frameworks to enable increased strategic focus for the institute and efficient program management. In addition, the institute must introduce and utilize effective and academically sound approaches to evaluation that will facilitate a superb review and renewal of the >$100 million grant by 2016 (submission by 2015). As part of this, PET as a key overarching unit for CTSI must lead the charge for the transformation of CTSI into a data and metrics-driven enterprise, coordinating the launch of a CTSI data warehouse, the use of industry-standard tools for planning and management. Finally, given both the national consortiums and UCSFs similar focus on assessing and advancing the research enterprise through better data and metrics, CTSI’s PET unit must lead nationally, and facilitate locally the development of meaningful PET models.
The Senior Program Manager must be prepared to work with a wide range of University staff and faculty as well as external stakeholders including: business community members, venture capitalists, industry, foundations and government agencies to resolve issues as they emerge. The Senior Program Manager must understand strategies to advance academic research and infrastructure, sound program management principles, analysis and strategic planning as well as possess the ability to master relevant information technology and administrative systems.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Required Qualifications • PhD, MBS or equivalent
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; squatting; bending; waist twisting; kneeling; climbing stairs; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; differentiate color.
- Five+ years senior program experience
- Significant experience in the area of clinical and/or biomedical research
- Experience at transitioning programs from start-up to mature phase
- Demonstrated experience with NIH annual reporting processes
- Proficiency in the use of ActiveStrategy and Process Based Leadership performance management tools
- Strong program management skills to navigate complex processes and adhere to critical program deadlines.
- Balanced Scorecard, Performance Management and Dashboarding theory and tools
- Expertise in Social Return On Investment
- Effective interpersonal skills in order to communicate and collaborate with as well as influence diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability and experience at conceptualizing new initiatives, assessing opportunities and synergies, garnering stakeholder support to launch a new initiative and transition a startup program through different development phases
- Advanced competencies in planning, project management, leadership and organization
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Preferred Qualifications • Knowledge of UC administrative operating procedures and relevant UC policy
University of California San Francisco - 21 months ago