Associate Chair for Administration

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 28 Jan 2022

Classification Title:
Associate Chair for Administration  
Working Title:
Associate Chair for Administration  
UNC-Chapel Hill  
Job Summary:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. The UNC School of Medicine, partnered with UNC Health Care, is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the US. As an institution, we strive to promote a diverse, inclusive environment where our colleagues excel in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college community that borders the Research Triangle Park, known globally for innovation in research & technology, along with Durham and Raleigh. With its famed collegiate rivalries, beautiful green spaces, and thriving economies, our region is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, work, play, and learn.The Associate Chair for Administration (ACA) in the Department of Radiation Oncology partners with the Chair to develop a strategic vision to lead the Department to stellar performance in all missions: clinical care, education, research, and service and ensures departmental resource allocation in support of strategic priorities, with a focus on school and system alignment. The Associate Chair assumes substantial independent senior administrative authority in the Chair's Office for leadership and innovative direction for the Department's policy development and implementation of systems and initiatives to attain goals.The ACA for the Radiation Oncology department serves as a senior advisor to the Chair, broadly assists the chair in overseeing/managing all aspects of the department. The Chair seeks a creative energetic partner to help guide and build our departmental programs in all areas. The ACA will oversee the SOM-employed staff and promote a culture that embraces the principles of Lean, organizational clarity, and systems-thinking in all of their work. Clinically: We have a complex clinical operation spanning nine locations throughout the state. The ACA helps to assure that we have appropriate staffing/support at each of these locations and works with our hospital partners at all locations to negotiate contracts, plan strategically, and assure that our faculty's needs are known and addressed. With regard to research, the ACA (and staff) works with the research faculty in managing space, funding, and other related matters, and helps to coordinate activities with LCCC. With regard to education, the ACA (and staff) works with the education faculty in managing learner recruitment, staff, space, funding, and all other related matters, and helps to coordinate activities with UNCH and other entities on campus. The ACA (and staff) are available to assist all of our SOM faculty and staff in addressing concerns. As needed, the ACA escalates concerns to the appropriate departmental leaders (e.g. chair, vice-chair, etc.), where they together plan responses and associated actions. The ACA (and staff) creates and monitors the clinical and overall departmental budgets, and faculty productivity (e.g. clinical, research, education, etc.), and provides guidance regarding expense allocation, compensation, incentives, and related matters.  
Minimum Qualifications:
Prefer candidates with five to ten years as a senior manager with experience in a medical practice or other health organization, ideally in an academic medical center.Minimum qualifications of an advanced degree, masters or higher (or foreign degree equivalent), and no less than 5 to 7 years of management-level experience in the full range of administrative and financial functions of an academic department or research center in a higher education, research, or health care setting. Candidates with 7 to 10 years of directly comparable experience may substitute for the required advanced degree in which case a bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and the requisite experience is mandatory.  
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