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Chief Administrative Officer
University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 05/14/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Cell and Tissue Biology

Full Time


Job Summary

The Department of Cell and Tissue Biology participates in research and teaching activities within the School of Dentistry and broadly within other schools and the graduate divisions at UCSF.  It had total revenue of approximately $14million for fiscal year 20-21. The Chief Administrative Officer reports to the Chair and School of Dentistry Finance Director and serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee, the faculty, and members of the department.

The incumbent is responsible for short and long range planning to promote the goals of the department and to maximize utilization of the available resources.  The manager oversees all facets of the administrative operations and assures compliance with University and other applicable policies and regulations. Further, the manager establishes and implements effective and efficient management systems to ensure that University and department goals are met.  This individual serves as a liaison between members of the department, other departments, the Dean’s Office, campus offices, and external agencies.  The incumbent establishes and maintains timely and appropriate reporting mechanisms for the department and School leadership regarding fiscal, personnel and other critical management areas.

Department Description

The Department of Cell and Tissue Biology (CTB) is a basic science department within the School of Dentistry. The department was established in 2005 and currently includes 14 faculty with primary appointments of which 13 are ladder rank faculty and 1 adjunct faculty. Additionally, the department is home to numerous postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students in programs ranging from Biomedical Sciences, Tetrad and Biophysics to Developmental & Stem Cell Biology and Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. Faculty in the Department of Cell and Tissue Biology investigate basic molecular, cellular and tissue processes to achieve fundamental insights, and as a vehicle for understanding and treating disease, by focusing quantitative and mechanistic approaches on one or more of the following three broad research questions:

  • How are cellular organization and behavior across scales controlled by molecular and biophysical cues?
  • How is cell fate determined and maintained, and how are resulting cell and tissue morphologies and functions established?
  • How do biochemical and biomechanical signaling and other forms of cell communication transmit information?

  • Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible academic and financial management experience, or equivalent a combination of education and experience.
    • Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and / or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
    • Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and / or accounting and payroll.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence / persuade all levels of staff.
    • Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
    • Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
    • Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
    • Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.

    Preferred Qualifications


    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.

    In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

    Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Code and Payroll Title

    000547 ADMIN MGR 1

    Job Category

    Professional (Non-Clinical), Professional and Managerial, Supervisory / Management

    Bargaining Unit

    99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


    Parnassus Heights (SF)

    Additional Shift Details

    M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm

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