The University of California, Los Angeles seeks a strategic, highly accomplished leader to join one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the nation as the Deputy Chief Information Officer of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM).
The DGSOM is comprised of 24 academic departments, 5 organized research units, and 5 interdisciplinary research centers and is the academic home to approximately 3200 faculty and 2500 trainees, students and fellows. The DGSOM employs about 6200 staff and non-faculty academics. The DGSOM’s annual revenue totals approximately $2 billion, its expendable net assets total approximately $500 million, and its endowments and quasi endowments total approximately $1.5 billion.
Reporting to the Dean of the DGSOM and the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Officer of UCLA Health Sciences, the Deputy Chief Information Officer, as a member of the leadership of the DGSOM, will manage the non-clinical information technology systems for the DGSOM and the schools of nursing, dentistry, and public health (referred to subsequently as the Health Sciences schools), and the audiovisual (AV) systems for all of UCLA Health Sciences by leading the DGIT organization, part of the overall UCLA Health IT organization.
The UCLA Health IT organization is comprised of three divisions: Information Services and Solutions (ISS), the Office of Health Information and Analytics (OHIA), and Digital Technology (DGIT). ISS is responsible for the clinical, financial, and operational technologies for the UCLA Hospitals and the UCLA Faculty Practice Group (FPG). OHIA is responsible for the stewardship of health data, enterprise reporting and analytics, and the technological tools and platforms to provide such information. DGIT is responsible for the research, education, and administrative technologies for the DGSOM and the schools of nursing, dentistry, and public health. The Deputy CIO, as the leader of the DGIT organization and peer leader of the UCLA Health IT organization, will serve as a liaison to and advocate for the Health Sciences schools to ensure that the UCLA Health IT organization provides services and solutions to support their strategic plans. This is accomplished through a close collaboration with peer IT leaders including the Chief Technology Officer, Chief of Enterprise Applications, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Chief Data Officer.
The Deputy CIO will also serve as the Health Sciences schools and UCLA Health IT liaison to campus information technology groups, governance, and strategic committees, building relationships and partnering closely with campus IT leadership. This may involve participation on UC-wide IT committees, such as the Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), and interaction with the CIO of the University of California.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Deputy CIO has broad, strategic responsibilities that require exemplary leadership and relationship skills at the level of being a role model for peers and DGSOM employees. As such, the Deputy CIO will work collaboratively and create strong relationships with the departmental Chairs, departmental CAOs, and Dean’s Office leadership—Vice Deans for Research, Education, and Academic Affairs, and the Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration—in addition to UCLA Health IT leadership.
Strategically, the Deputy CIO must establish the philosophy, objectives and standards for the use of technology in the Health Sciences schools and provide the energy, creativity and vision in the use of information technology. This includes planning long-range facility expansions and cloud computing transitions, working closely with the institute for precision health and department of computational medicine to incorporate research computing advances into DGIT and UCLA Health IT, and working closely with OHIA to make UCLA health data available to researchers in a secure manner. In addition, developing and implementing the strategy around infrastructure and software long-range planning to support Health Sciences schools objectives, while ensuring compatibility with campus-wide computing initiatives is critical.
Operationally, the Deputy CIO will direct the development effort and ensure reliability for administrative, research and educational information systems for the Health Sciences schools. This involves recommending and managing the DGIT budget (composed of funding from DGSOM, the schools of nursing, dentistry, and public health, and UCLA campus) in coordination with the senior associate dean of finance and administration and the DGSOM finance and business analytics office, ensuring cybersecurity measures are implemented and maintained in the Health Sciences schools under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer and in coordination with the overall security strategy for UCLA Health IT, representing the Health Sciences schools with outside technology vendors, and overseeing the CTRL software development group. In addition, the Deputy CIO has responsibility for the strategy and supervision of audiovisual for the UCLA Health Sciences.
It is expected that this leader will manage the financial resources of DGIT with a focus on alignment with other DGSOM units, finding cost savings and avoidance opportunities across the DGIT IT portfolio, including buying at scale with the UCLA Health IT organization, UCLA campus, and UC health. They will evolve and/or acquire key technological solutions and design methodologies to ensure continuousprocess improvement, including the modification or adaptation of existing and new systems, and will supervise all facets of equipment maintenance and inventory control (i.e. maintain records of purchase, maintenance, warranty and repair of computer hardware/software, including contracts and ensure timely purchasing of infrastructure for all members of the health sciences schools).
Combined operating and capital annual budget of $41 million - $21 million non-payroll expenses and $20 million payroll expenses.
SUPERVISION OF FULL TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS:
Total FTE Managed: 153.3
Total Direct Reports: 5 FTE
Admin Specialist / Executive Assistant
Chief Information Security Officer (dual reporting to CTO)
CAO & Director of Research Enablement
Senior Director, Service Delivery
Senior Director, Enterprise Applications
Total Professional/Support Staff: 148.3 FTE
EXPECTATIONS OF LEADERSHIP:
The Deputy CIO, as a senior leader in the DGSOM and IT organization, must exhibit outstanding leadership traits and strive to create and maintain high functioning teams. Given the favorable climate around IT staff opportunities, it is imperative that they develop and foster a culture of transparency, fairness, and diversity to retain staff and reduce turnover. They should be an ambassador of the Cultural North Star principles of making things better, doing what’s right, and being kind. They should also possess a strong commitment to mentor and develop staff while always focusing on staff alignment to the missions of the DGSOM.
Extensive senior management experience in a large, complex integrated health sciences system and university setting.
Direct management experience of major information technology operation(s).
Training in management science/leadership highly preferred.
Strong and broad knowledge of opportunities and challenges facing the educational and research components of an academic medical center.
Demonstrated experience in research information technology needs.
Demonstrated experience in education technology principles and analytics.
Evidence of ability to work in a dynamic matrixed environment and to engender cooperation and collaboration through building strong relationships.
Extensive experience leading large change management projects and the ability to obtain buy-in and active participation from stakeholders across the organization.
Evidence of ability to establish priorities and to achieve results in a multi-purpose, multi-unit, multi-site system through shared governance and a service-orientated approach.
Leadership skills as evidenced by one who possesses broad vision of the future of the organization; assertiveness and diplomacy in the presentation of ideas and initiatives, sensitivity to the values and expectations of all constituents.
Evidence of a management style that inspires a culture of achieving excellence through teamwork, trust, collaboration, and accountability.
Bachelor's degree required, with a preference for a master’s or doctoral degree in Data Sciences, Computational and Quantitative Biology and Medicine, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or related computational or basic sciences research field.