This is a UC San Diego internal recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System staff only.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/23/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/30/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health (CCH) promotes health equity in the community through education, research, service and training. This goal is achieved largely through translational research, translating advances from basic science and clinical research into the community. Our Center promotes optimal health in all populations through interventions and research that target behavioral health, chronic disease, and obesity prevention.
The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) is a public-private partnership with the mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity through policy, systems, and environmental change. The COI is facilitated by UC San Diego Center for Community Health and funded in part by First 5 San Diego and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). CCH engages institutional resources across the UCSD Health Sciences (Medicine, Public Health, and Pharmacy) and the entire campus with Graduate and Undergraduate. CCH integrates its existing work in retail, worksite, school, community and faith-based institutions and cities across the county in a coordinated, well-defined and evidence-based manner as we work together toward transforming the health of every County resident and reducing childhood obesity.
As Director of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI), the incumbent manages the daily operations of the San Diego County COI, a public/private partnership overseen by CCH whose mission is to reduce and prevent childhood obesity in San Diego County through, policy, systems, and environmental change.
Under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), the Director has broad and independent responsibilities for planning and managing administrative and programmatic operations as well as fiscal oversight of the COI. The Director provides management and oversight of CCH's collective impact work that support the countywide Childhood Obesity Action Plan (COAP) goals and strategies. This is an advance-level position, requiring an experienced, hands-on and collaborative leader who can work as a team member with physicians, investigators and other researchers, as well as with staff, community partners, community leaders and funding agencies to set and realize goals. The Director develops the strategic framework for the COI action plan spanning the San Diego region and provides a supportive environment for staff to implement the work plan as well as community and research programs. The Director is in charge of managing the budget, establishing subcontracts and affiliation agreements, and providing human resource support as it relates to staff recruitment, promotion, and grant-writing.
The Director will convene and facilitate, besides the domain and leadership councils, seven domain work-groups: Media, Early Childhood, Schools and After-school, Community, Government, Healthcare, and Business. The Director will provide strategic leadership and guidance for increasing cross-domain collaboration and further building the capacity of COI members to advance the work of their respective domains. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of a small team performing a complex series of interrelated functions with significant operational ramifications. Manage long range planning and the establishment of goals and objectives for the COI to ensure the efficient and progressive development of programs.
Oversee the fiscal management/monitoring of all contract and subcontract funds. Will monitor compliance and negotiate revisions or amendments of all subcontracts related to the functions of the COI. Manage and direct all contracts, including development of objectives, organization, allocation of resources, and the training, development and supervision of personnel. Provide direction, leadership, inspiration, and motivation on a continuing basis to the leaders and staff of the above-mentioned unit areas for the consistent and diligent delivery of quality service and education. Ensure adequate cross-functional cooperation, teamwork, and support between the different projects.
Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria
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