The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Department of Ophthalmology reports to the Department Chair with a dotted line to the Associate Dean of Administration, Finance and Clinical Programs. With minimal supervision, the CAO is directly responsible for all administrative operations encompassed within the department's clinical, research and academic missions. In partnership with the Chair, Medical Director and the VC of Research the CAO is responsible for developing short and long-range planning of administrative and financial goals and objectives. The CAO coordinates and implements all department functions and carries out strategic support initiatives and other special projects as directed by the Chair.
The CAO serves in an advisory capacity to the Department Chair on all matters related to the department?s operations, taking initiative to develop administrative policy as required and works close with the Chair to facilitate effective decision-making processes.
The CAO serves as the main point of contact with the department for non-medical issues and serves as a liaison with other departments, the School of Medicine Dean's Office, Medical Center Offices as well as other campus offices and organizations and as administrative liaison for affiliated hospitals and external agencies.
The overall administrative responsibilities of the CAO include: human resources management of approximately 43 staff, 23 full time faculty, 7 part time faculty, 22 volunteer faculty; strategic planning; annual preparation and financial management of $32 million budget with annual expenses in the amount of $28 million in 140 accounts; extramural and industrial relations; contracts and grants totaling approximately $10 million, 14 million professional fee billing totaling annually; practice management with a departmentally managed clinic; active participation in the hospital managed clinics; affiliation agreements; residency program administration consisting of 9 residents and 6 American fellows and 5 international fellows; space and facilities management for the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute with 45,000 square feet, research space in Hewitt hall and Gillespie Hall totaling 15,000 assigned square footage; equipment resources and planning; Information Technology; marketing and fundraising as well as regulatory compliance and policies related to administrative activities.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Salary: Commensurate with experience Total Hours: 8-5, M-F Career Position. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.