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UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
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The University of California Health comprises six academic health centers, twenty health professional schools, a Global Health Institute and systemwide services that improve the health of patients and the University's students, faculty and employees. All of UC's hospitals are ranked among the best in California and its medical schools and health professional schools are nationally ranked in their respective areas.
This position will be a member of both the Self-Funded Health Plans department and the newly established Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs department. The Self-Funded Health Plans department within UC Health plays a significant role in helping the University retain funds spent on health insurance premiums by both the employer (UC) and employees within its own system. The Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs department supports the development and advocacy of a policy agenda for UC Health with key stakeholders, including campus health leadership, chancellors, regents and state and federal government agencies.
UC Health is committed to diversity and inclusion, increasing access to care, and improving the health of Californians. Our employees embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms. We strive for a community that fosters an open, inclusive, and productive environment where we respect the potential of all individuals to make a positive contribution.
This is a key position within the UC Health division working directly to support two executives: the Executive Director of UC Self-Funded Health Plans and the Associate Vice President of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs. The Executive Assistant (EA) provides executive level administrative support on behalf of both individuals, which includes scheduling and coordination of information, organizing travel, and carrying out special projects or assignments.
The EA also effectively manages administrative processes and office operations. These skills are used to resolve a wide range of critical and confidential issues affecting the departments. Problems are of diverse and complex scope, requiring a high level of independence and initiative in execution and implementation. Utmost tact and discretion is necessary in all interactions and on behalf of the executives. This role serves as a key point of contact for internal to UC Health and external contacts, including government, community, and national partners. Works independently to expedite workflow for the programs by triaging and prioritizing correspondence, scheduling, managing calendars, coordinating meetings, and travel. The EA wil initiative to execute and implement assigned tasks.
Staff within UC Health are required to work as a team, to maintain confidentiality, and to perform their responsibilities with initiative, tact, diplomacy, experienced judgment, and professionalism.
Executive Support: Oversee and ensure the daily administrative operations run smoothly for the executive's office. Perform a variety of professional and administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the unit; monitor and analyze information regarding policies and procedures, resolve problems that have a significant impact on the overall goals of the department.
Proactively create and prioritize meetings for the executive. Function as the gatekeeper, understanding the requirements of the executive, in order to prioritize issues according to urgency and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel and meetings.
Maintain an effective and well-documented paper and electronic records management system for correspondence and other materials. Develop and maintain databases as requested to track and organize documents, e.g., contacts for various lists of constituents and stakeholders.
May correspond on behalf of the executive as required.
Meeting and Travel Planning: Schedule calendared events, meetings, times, locations, room blocks and other meeting essentials in a timely fashion.
Prepare and distribute a variety of meeting materials (e.g. agendas). Collect and confirm receipt of information and documents from multiple parties. Provide conference and meeting support as needed.
The EA will prepare and coordinate travel arrangements for the executive, including preparing reimbursements for travel expenses. In addition, the EA will prepare logistical needs and prepare detailed itineraries including, but not limited to: airline/airport information, rental car arrangements, hotel information, meeting times, who meetings are with, meeting location, parking instructions, directions/maps to hotels, and any other information that may be required.
The EA will define meeting needs and investigates on-site meeting facilities. Determine and arrange for audio/visual and technical needs, including signage, tele/videoconferencing and catering. Ensure that meeting participants' needs, travel, preferences, and practices are considered. Events may involve offsite locations.
Department Support: Provide general administrative duties to support the functions within the department. As directed, prepare correspondence, briefing notes, meeting materials and agendas in draft and/or final form following standard business format. Prepare responses to urgent divisional requests on behalf of the executive, and independently investigate issues and problems.
Process Improvement: Develop and implement efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects, and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses. Recommend process improvements and develop procedures on how to better streamline and automate operational support for the department, including meeting planning activities with competing priorities.
Other Duties/Special Projects: Perform other duties and related projects as required and/or assigned. This may include duties on behalf of the Executive and/or UC Health division writ large.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Proficiency using MS Office Suite. Working knowledge of and experience using on-line systems and applications to process transactions, store and retrieve data, and generate reports. Ability to use computer tools to streamline work.
Solid analytical / problem-solving skills.
Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the organization as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.
Strong service orientation.
Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni / donors, students and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
Advising and counseling skills.
Ability to prioritize and coordinate a diverse workload and multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Solid skills in problem identification.
Ability to develop and implement office systems to enhance existing or conform to program changes and/or new policies and procedures.
Ability to support calendaring, travel, and meeting/conference planning experience, including developing and staying within budget, logistical arrangements, negotiating with vendors and services; travel arrangement and reimbursement, and coordinating assembly of conference/meeting agendas and other communication materials.
Public service orientation to work with a diverse population of staff, faculty and the public in a multi-faceted environment.
Knowledge of common UCOP business systems, such as Concur, Box, and Zoom.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience and training.
This position is eligible for fully remote work arrangement within the state of California. The selected candidate must reside within the state of California, or be willing to relocate.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The University of California, Office of the President is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decision including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.
Pay scale and budgeted salary range for this position is $75,000 - $84,600. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isDecember 21, 2022. The position will be open until filled.
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