Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Medicine Dean's Offi
Hiring Salary Range
$100,000 - $130,000 / Year
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#120682 Principal Resource & Decision Support Anl - Hybrid

Initial Review Date: Thu 2/2/2023

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.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/04/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multibillion-dollar organization that comprises three professional schools, two hospitals, 20+ graduate degree programs, and 90+ core facilities and research units all working toward fulfilling its tripartite mission. Led by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, it accounts for the majority of the University’s research and philanthropic portfolios, in addition to an expanding clinical footprint that spans the San Diego region. With more than 1,700 faculty and 17,000 staff, the Health Sciences is home to nationally recognized academic and clinical programs, and has been identified as one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the world. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, UC San Diego Health Sciences offers challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment.

The School of Medicine (SOM) is one of three professional schools in Health sciences. Within the UC San Diego School of Medicine, there are approximately 20 departments, 1,700+ faculty, 600 students, and 1,000 residents and fellows. Annual expenditures for the School of Medicine are ~$1 billion, with research expenditures ~$400M. The Office of the Dean embraces and follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees and are looking for top talent that possess the personal characteristics of integrity, strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and teamwork. The Dean’s Office-Business Affairs unit is responsible for the financial and business operations of the School of Medicine and Dean’s Office. This includes but is not limited to School of Medicine initiatives, tripartite mission integration, financial and funds flow planning, standards development, overall financial operations, and business partnership with the School of Medicine Departments.

Under the general direction of the Director for Financial Planning and Analysis, the Resource and Decision Support Manager is responsible for providing high-level support to the Director and senior leadership within the School of Medicine Dean's Office (SOM Dean). Incumbent is considered a subject matter expert in matters related to SOM Dean's resources ($120M+ annually) and fund flows, serving as School of Medicine contact for allocations and assessments with campus, departments, and colleagues within VCHS and SOM Dean's office. Responsible for management of commitments, funds flow and assessments.

The Senior Resource & Decision Support Analyst will play a critical role managing a comprehensive and complex financial portfolio for the School of Medicine. Makes recommendations for financial and resource plans utilizing data management tools and business processes to manage commitments and funds flow for the SOM Dean's Office. Incumbent is responsible for the management of the SOM Dean's Office chart of accounts, multi-year and annual budget reporting, financial forecasting, and complex financial modeling of IDCR, and other financial models with departments, and will serve as a key contributor in the fiscal closing process. Manage allocations and reconciliations of Dean’s resource allocations with departments. Responsible for financial management of SOM endowed chairs and serves as contact for SOM gift and endowment portfolio, including financial management of Academy of Clinician Scholars, Kaiser, and Whitehill endowments' annual awards.

Performs complex financial or resource research and studies for internal departmental and external constituents. Will provide analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects dealing directly with department financial managers and outside constituents. Responsible for gathering information, independently developing and analyzing complex reports for financial status, tracking key performance indicators, and funds flow for SOM Dean's resources.


  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Five or more years of relevant experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.

  • Ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources. Extensive experience in analyzing complex issues or problems, formulating and implementing creative and appropriate solutions having evaluated all risks and consequences.

  • Advanced understanding of financial modeling techniques, resource management principles, sophisticated data analysis and trending abilities. Extensive experience with commitments management, budget and forecasting, reconciliation, and developing complex financial modeling for budgeting, allocations and assessments.

  • Advanced ability to effectively present complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrated experience to logically analyze complex situations and data and develop clear and concise reports or recommendations.

  • In depth ability to use multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Excellent analytical skills with experience researching and interpreting intricate data and present analysis effectively. Experience identifying issues of complex problems and develop the analytical framework to understand and resolve them.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. In depth ability to use organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Excellent interpersonal skills with strong, demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Possess skills of tact, poise, diplomacy, confidentiality and hospitality with a diverse population of staff, faculty, industry, and the community in a high pressure and demanding environment.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Demonstrated ability to manage heavy workload and multi-task to perform and fulfill all duties and responsibilities in a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities, without compromising work quality and productivity.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team. Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; ability to interact with diverse populations. Proven success acting on behalf of leadership/management on all matters related to budget, finance, and administration.

  • Client services oriented; good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Expert interpersonal and consultative skills requiring organizational savvy; expert service orientation and critical thinking skills; attention to detail. Expert ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high-volume environment. Strong organization, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills with expertise in clarifying and resolving conflict situations and developing attainable solutions.

  • Demonstrated strong experience in resolving conflicts with creativity and authority while maintaining a professional relationship. Ability to control situations or events in the absence of higher authority and ability to make recommendations or decisions that affect office operations and activities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in academic and business administration with strong organization management skills.

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness with the ability to seek out information and answers when not readily available or clear, while being diplomatic and sensitive to the type of the information sought.


  • Advanced knowledge of UCSD's financial structure, inputs and outputs, technologies, reporting capabilities, and resource infrastructure.

  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures, including the willingness to understand and enforce these policies when required.

  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the programs and philosophy of Health Sciences; understanding and supporting the education, research and outreach missions of the Vice Chancellor's Office is essential.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $71,000 - $160,000 Annually

The University of California, San Diego 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 decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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 Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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