UC San Diego Health is committed to addressing institutional racism throughout the organization and creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for its students, trainees, faculty, staff, and patients. UC San Diego Health seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its inaugural Chief Administrative Officer, Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CAO) to lead this work. This is a key senior executive leadership position that will provide the vision, leadership, and strategic planning of UC San Diego Health initiatives that promote anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion as essential elements of the health system's mission to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.
UC San Diego Health has been caring for the community for more than 50 years. The system is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California System, collectively known as UC Health. These medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50% of the state's medical students and medical residents. UC San Diego Health has a three-part mission of clinical, research and teaching excellence. The system is comprised of three hospitals operating under one license which include UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest with 390 beds, Jacobs Medical Center with 364 beds, and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center with 54 beds. There are also ambulatory clinics located throughout the county to deliver care to the entire region.
The CAO will report directly to Patty Maysent, Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health, and Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for UC San Diego, and will serve as a member of the Health System Executive Team. It is expected that the CAO will partner closely with senior leaders in the office of the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences to ensure there is alignment of anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the health system.
The successful candidate will be a thought leader and/or scholar in the field of health equity, diversity and inclusion and have a proven record of accomplishment partnering with key stakeholders at all levels of an organization including experience working with an executive leadership team. The CAO must be comfortable with ambiguity and possess a spirit of innovation. Additionally, this person will show evidence of successfully leading, developing, and implementing evidence-based equity, diversity and inclusion strategies within large, complex organizations and an ability to manage and influence change throughout an organization through effective relationship building skills. Candidates must have a minimum of eight years of relevant experience. Prior experience in an academic health system with five or more years of direct equity, diversity and inclusion experience are preferred. More information can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.
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UC San Diego Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.