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Program Director of Operations and Strategy, Department of Psychiatry (HR Program Director)

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado - CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Psychiatry

Program Director of Operations and Strategy, Department of Psychiatry (HR Program Director)

Position # - Requisition #23514

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

    The Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Director - Public and Community Psychiatry Division position.

    The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

    The Program Director for Operations and Strategy for the Department of Psychiatry will partner with the Director of Finance and Administration and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy to provide administrative and operational direction for the department to include clinical affairs and strategy as well as oversight and direction of the Project Management Office and the Operational Core of the department. This role includes working with the Vice Chair and division directors on clinical and strategic initiatives in the Adult Division, the Child and Adolescent Division, the Division of Community Psychiatry and Public Mental Health, and the Division of Addiction Psychiatry and the department as a whole. This director will be responsible for prioritizing, organizing, and executing strategic initiatives, including the Department of Psychiatry 2021 Clinical Strategic Plan. This director will help the Department of Psychiatry balance the tasks of developing a solid and highly functional foundation while simultaneously promoting and managing rapid growth, expansion, and innovation.

    Key Duties:
    • Works directly with the DFA of the department to oversee and strategize around departmental operations.
    • Close collaboration with the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy in leading Departmental strategic planning processes
    • Partnering with the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy to prioritize and execute strategic initiatives, including the 2021 Department of Psychiatry Clinical Strategic Plan
    • Identifying metrics, collecting and analyzing data, and developing data-driven insights to inform strategic decisions and change. Work with departmental resources to accomplish these tasks as necessary.
    • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines. Collaborate on these tasks with the department's Project Management Office.
    • Oversee and direct the PMO to determine priorities within the department and assign appropriate resources. Assess resources needed in PMO as strategy in the department evolves. Identify needed resources and present proposals and financial plans as indicated.
    • Oversee the Office Manager who manages space planning, leases, procurement, and IT needs in the department, oversees administrative assistants and the JIRA team. Act as expert in procurement and contracting to assist those teams as necessary.
    • Work closely with DFA to understand the direction of the department, finances, and priorities for each division. May act as DFA's delegate for operations and strategy.
    • Delegating tasks to faculty and staff best positioned to complete them
    • Networking and partnering with key organizations across the institution, community, and state
    • Representing the Department of Psychiatry at stakeholder and partner meetings
    • Rapidly consuming, assembling, and communicating information to the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy
    • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using Excel and other data management and dashboarding software
    • Serving as the point of contact for teams engaged in planning and implementing strategic initiatives
    • Communicating with executive leaders to keep the project aligned with Departmental goals
    • Performing quality control on projects throughout development to maintain the standards expected
    • Stay abreast of project timelines and work with stakeholders to adjusting schedules and targets on projects as needs or financing for the projects change
    • Creating and presenting reports, including progress reports
    • Work with DFA to create financial analyses and budget preparation
    • Leading meetings and/or compiling content and presentations for meetings
    • Maintaining open communication with all stakeholders in strategic planning and execution
    • Contributing to the overall mission and vision of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
    • Leveraging resources such as grants / endowments / foundations / philanthropy
    • Working with other Department directors and administrators to ensure that operations guidelines and processes support and advance the mission and vision of the Department, including the provision of excellent patient care
    • Collaborating with Departmental committees, including the Quality committee, Professionalism committee, and others
    • Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in healthcare, business administration, or other relevant field
      • Greater than 4 years of experience in role(s) focused on healthcare (ideally psychiatry and behavioral sciences) related strategy, project management, research, design, operations, and quality improvement processes
      • At least 1 year of leadership experience
      • Demonstrated success in strategic planning and execution of strategic initiatives Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's degree in healthcare, business administration, or other relevant field
        • 5-10 years in an academic healthcare leadership position
        • Experience partnering with executive leaders
        • Demonstrated success with grant writing and attainment
        • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion including culture change initiatives in this area
        • Demonstrated success in promoting and managing growth within a hospital or clinical academic institution, including programmatic development
        • Demonstrated success in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams
        • Experience with healthcare advocacy and policy reform
        • Knowledge of healthcare billing and coding rules and regulations
        • Experience with human needs analysis
        • Contract negotiation skills
        • Knowledge of Mental Health Parity laws with proven history of advocating for enforcement
        • Health economy experience Salary and Benefits:

          The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $70,660 - $105,000

          The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

          The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

          Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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          Diversity and Equity:

          The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

          The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body..... click apply for full job details

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