UC Global Health Institute is Hiring
The Program Assistant supports the overall functions of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). S/he/they performs essential research, communications, administrative, and analytical duties that maintain the efficiencies of a fast-paced program.
Examples include, but not limited to: conducting and presenting findings on various types of research; collecting and analyzing data; scheduling, coordinating and documenting meetings and in-person/virtual events; processing, tracking and reporting on program expenses; and producing various reports and summaries, with recommendations as needed, that help faculty and staff leadership develop, implement, assess, and evaluate programs and initiatives; support various UCGHI programs, and communications activities. The Program Assistant sits at the administrative center of program and reports directly to the UCGHI Deputy Director.
The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a UC-wide initiative that stimulates, nurtures, and promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance health in California and worldwide. As part of the UC Office of the President, UCGHI advances the mission of the University of California to improve the lives of people in California and the world through our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. UCGHI is led by Director, Thomas J. Coates, PhD (UCLA), Co-Directors Patricia Conrad, DVM PhD (UC Davis) and Craig Cohen, MD MPH (UCSF), and Deputy Director, Sun Yu Cotter, MPH (UCSF) who provide executive leadership by managing UCGHI’s strategy, operations, and finances, with core administration based at UCSF. Established in 2009, UCGHI continues to build a dynamic interdisciplinary, system-wide academic global health program that leverages the global health expertise of all UC campuses.
Dr. Conrad will be stepping down from the role of Co-Director on June 30, 2021. UCGHI therefore seeks candidates for the position of Co-Director to lead UCGHI along with Dr. Coates, Dr. Cohen, and Ms. Cotter. UCGHI seeks a Co-Director who can provide able, enthusiastic leadership and who can help meaningfully advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Institute. Faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or higher from any of the ten campuses may apply. UCGHI particularly encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups and with diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will have familiarity with UCGHI and will have proven commitment and experience that aligns with UCGHI’s vision for global health. As UCGHI is a systemwide initiative, knowledge about UC administrative, governance, and operational systems will be a plus. Candidates are requested to include a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement (one page max) that demonstrates their commitment to DEI in their research, teaching, and outreach.
The core operations of UCGHI are supported by the University of California Health Division in the Office of the President, with non-core operations being supported by extramural grants and contracts. The new Co-Director will work with the Director, the other Co-Director, Deputy Director, core administrative staff, cross-campus faculty leadership, and various partners to expand UCGHI’s reach and impact. The Co-Directors are responsible for ensuring that UCGHI fulfills its mission while developing new initiatives and securing funds to sustain and grow the Institute. Prior fundraising experience is highly desirable.
The Co-Director will work closely with the Executive Chair and Vice Chairs of the Board of Directors and report on progress of UCGHI programs, financial operations, and strategy. The Co-Director will serve on the Executive Committee of the Board.
Co-Directors receive a modest stipend from UCGHI, and serve a three-year term, which is renewable a maximum of one time as approved by the Board of Directors. Co-Directors hold office until their successor is elected and appointed or until they resign or retire.
Please submit your nominations (limit 3 per person) by Friday, June 11.
Self-nominations are permitted. After the nomination process has closed, UCGHI will reach out to candidates selected for further consideration.
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