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$150,000 - $190,000 / Year
Greenwich Drive
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Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#129120 Director, Revenue Cycle Strategy

Initial Review Date: Mon 5/6/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/03/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Director, Revenue Cycle Strategy serves as key strategist with the Chief Revenue Cycle Officer in initiating and developing new strategic direction, long- and short-range plans, and innovative initiatives. Has high level authority to make official commitments and to broadly represent the Executive's interests across the organization. Responds to issues with little or no precedence. May manage and administer independent program(s), typically with organization-wide impact. May manage professional staff handling diverse administrative functions such as human resources, budgetary planning, as well as various analytical and data centric analysis to support the Chief Revenue Cycle Officer. Uses advanced concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex issues or problems which require analysis of unique issues/ problems without precedent and/or structure. Exercises a high level of judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


* Negotiating directly to achieve solutions with high level stakeholders such as physicians, senior administrators, revenue cycle leaders, other UC locations, Office of the President, public agencies, payers and the community to develop solutions to complex problems; providing briefings on key issues.
* Represents the executive with authority to make decisions on high-level task forces and long- and short-range strategic planning groups.
* Providing leadership in establishing a partnership with directors within Executive's area, and with other organizational units.
* Handling highly complex and critical projects and leading projects of significance requiring facilitation and collaboration with representation across organizational functions.
* Providing high level analyses on a broad range of issues, including new program proposals, regulatory and payer changes, budget variances and vendor management.
* Participates in leadership transition planning.
* Acculturating new leaders in organizational and Regental protocols, overall operations within areas of responsibility, and initiative and program planning and management.
* Assists in the recruitment process for Senior Management. Defining the position, developing the recruitment plan, and assisting with forming the selection committee.
* Providing strategic oversight for the development of the annual budget; determining expense priorities, recommending and implementing changes to methods, unit planning, staffing, programs and other financial activities.
* Provides a framework for policy and administrative change, developing strategies for change management to remove barriers to goal achievement.
* Stays well-informed and keeps abreast of revenue cycle's current issues to provide the executive with broad perspective across the organization.
* Performs highly complex resource research and studies for both internal department and external constituents.
* Initiates and designs studies, summary reports and background materials including approaches, trends, sources and uses, etc., that have a significant impact on individual or multiple departments.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Finance or related area, and five or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education and training
  • Experience and proven success in a Director, Chief of Staff, or similar strategic advisory role in relevant setting. Experience must include providing sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions.
  • Successful experience working with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Solid business acumen and analytical skills, including an understanding of academic medicine, demonstrated experience developing and implementing operating plans, analyzing financial and quality data.
  • Ability to accomplish results and effectively integrate functions with business plans. Consistently demonstrates and encourages a commitment to quality, customer-centeredness, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrates a leadership style that builds and maintains a climate of trust and inspires commitment from others to achieve organization goals. Ability to remain professional and calm under pressure.
  • Consistently interacts with all members of the organization in ways that enhance understanding, respect, cooperation and problem solving. Outstanding communication and organizational skills. Ability to develop and maintain critical relationships across a diverse population.
  • Recognizes the need for change; adapts to, and causes others to adapt to values, strategies, goals and plans in response to changing business conditions. Proven strategic thinking skills and implementation required. Is able and willing to solve problems from various points of view and make difficult decisions.
  • Generates and encourages creative ideas, innovative thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems.
  • Sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of revenue cycle principles within a large, complex health system.


  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance or related field is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of UC San Diego Health organizational processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Advanced skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation and collaboration.
  • Proven ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
  • Advanced ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels.
  • Advanced ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of staff and members of the community.
  • Knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Advanced financial analysis and reporting techniques.


  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass physical, drug screen and TB test.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $124,400 - $243,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $59.58 - $116.67

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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