Job Summary The Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI) seeks to recruit a Chief Program Officer to manage operations of the Initiative and serve as a leading manager of a large and growing staff. The individual will manage and provide technical direction in conjunction with the faculty director for a complex, high visibility academic program which conducts strategic science, and policy and practice translation to prevent and end homelessness. They will be responsible for managing and overseeing ongoing operations of program, including providing direction to the full BHHI team of at least 27 administrative and research staff, and overseeing a $7.5 million annual budget (including philanthropic, foundation and National Institutes of Health - NIH support) to achieve objectives.
The Chief Program Officer will be responsible for recruiting, supporting and managing large staff who work in research, policy, and communications. BHHI staff are racially and gender diverse.
The Chief Program Officer will be responsible for coordinating activities of Initiative including multiple research projects, a communications and policy team, and a training program to achieve the Initiative's goals. The individual will collaborate with multiple research groups with faculty from multiple schools and departments within UCSF and with external collaborators and funders. The individual will provide key input into strategic direction, and will work to operationalize that strategy.
The Chief Program Officer will be responsible for providing hands on internal leadership and management to the Initiative, under the direction of the Initiative Faculty Director. The individual will be responsible for carrying out the vision of the program through direct management of operations and operationalizing Initiative directives and establishing operational objectives while delegating work assignments to subordinate staff and other project managers within the BHHI.
The individual's responsibilities include:
1) Manage day to day operations of all aspects of the initiative-including research, policy, communication and educational teams and working with shared division administrative staff and leadership. 2) With support of Faculty Director, recruit and support talented, engaged and diverse staff. The individual will be charged with creating a dynamic work environment that supports staff and allows them to work to their highest level. 3) Manage work product and output including: Research portfolio management, developing processes to prioritize projects; monitoring staffing levels across projects and ensuring that each project has the staff required to achieve project goals; work with existing project managers to ensure they are able to coordinate across projects and have necessary resources; help ensure a culture of sharing information across projects; conduct outreach to BHHI faculty and institute regular faculty meetings to ensure collaboration across projects and active faculty participation; manage regular meetings among staff groups and teams to ensure cross collaboration among staff. 4) Align BHHI Core faculty and staff effort. 5) Supervise staff working in policy, communications and educational programming, and ensure that these efforts align with the research efforts of the Initiative. 6) Along with the Faculty Director, represent BHHI internally within UCSF across Departments and Schools. Work with faculty and Managers of Stakeholder and Policy engagement to work with external stakeholders comprised of community-based organizations, nonprofits, and local and state government. 7) Provide input into decisions about new projects and new funding opportunities, assessing alignment with ongoing work. Provide high level support for funding applications. 8) Under direction of faculty Director, provide oversight of program's finances. 9) Develop, implement, and manage a UCSF internal grant making mechanism through the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) grant to fund UCSF researchers conducting research into homelessness related issues.The Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI) is a newly formed program within the Division of UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations in July 2019. The BHHI seeks to become the premier academic research center on homelessness with a focus on developing and disseminating evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness. The BHHI aims to prevent and end homelessness by transforming policy and practice through 1) conducting rigorous assessments of the available research on interventions and policies to prevent and end homelessness, 2) conducting rapid response policy- oriented research on high impact policy and programmatic questions, 3) developing long-term research program by leveraging resources of BHHI to obtain sustainable funding from outside funders including NIH, 4) disseminating findings to key decision-makers, practitioners and the general public through a coordinated dissemination strategy, 5) motivating policy translation at local, state and federal levels, 6) maintaining relationships with a broad array of stakeholders, 7) training the next generation of policy oriented researchers. The work of the BHHI will be led by a faculty leadership council and an active community advisory board including key stakeholders (including those with lived experience).
The UCSF division of the Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) is in the Department of Medicine (DOM). The CVP carries out actionable research to reduce health inequities. Founded in 2006, the CVP is located on the campus of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). Beyond the local communities it serves, CVP is nationally and internationally known for its research in reducing health disparities, with special expertise in the social determinants of health, including literacy, homelessness, food policy, poverty, and minority status.Required Qualifications
Advanced degree in social sciences, public health/policy, management or in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
10 or more years of related work experience managing large academic research teams or similar
Experience managing a large staff
Advanced knowledge of the functional area, projects, programs, research and issues in support of the function, program and/or organizational unit or initiative
Requires knowledge of policies, practices and systems; human and other resource planning; client services oriented; has good listening, critical thinking, analytical, research and comprehensive project management skills
Demonstrated understanding of health equity research
Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels
Ability to multi-task, use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations
Expert ability to work collaboratively with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students
Ability to manage multiple projects/programs at once (often with competing deadlines/demands)
Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, community groups, governmental agencies
Knowledge of homelessness or housing
Recognized expertise in the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status
Demonstrated comfort working with those who have lived and living experiences of homelessness
About UCSF 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. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.Pride Values UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.
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