By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation’s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at schoolofmedicine.kp.org.
This position directs all of the functions associated with the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (KPSOM) including business case development of the most complex nature, development and management of a ~$60M annual budget for the KPSOM enterprise - an emerging start-up 501c not-for-profit medical school based in Pasadena, California. Develops, interprets, and implements financial concepts for financial planning and control for KPSOM. Performs highly complex technical analyses to determine present and future financial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, capital projects, acquisition activity, trended future requirements and operating forecasts. Performs economic research and studies in the areas of working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance and impact of governmental requirements. Actively participates in strategic planning for the School.
Develops and leads KPSOM's finance function for multiple business development efforts including a high tech medical education, academic and community affairs, academic departments, research and scholarship, student affairs and services, and administrative operations, focusing on finance activities from idea generation, due diligence, deal closing and establishment of business operations and, business integration.
Provides senior level vision, leadership and oversight to the finance function of the School. Engages in highly complex work involving many work streams that need to be created, managed, and executed to ensure a smooth business outcome. There is a high level of financial, reputational, and business risk to be managed and addressed from the identification of growth opportunities through full integration and value creation.
Partners with regional and national business development leadership/functions to ensure proper financial analysis is provided supporting reviews and decisions. This includes application of economic models, scenario planning, risk assessment, and sensitivity analysis.
Provide support, financial modeling, scenario modeling, etc. for the Finance Committee of the KPSOM Board of Directors; acts as the liaison for the Committee's questions to other areas in Kaiser Permanents (National Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasurer's Office, etc.).
Works with the legal, human resources, audit, and other business partners to define the scope of the due diligence work needed.
Defines the work structure, including identifying subject matter experts and defining their roles for financial processes, systems, and reporting.
Ensures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization.
Manage project economics including: track project budgets, monitor, and report risks/opportunities, ensure funding requests, and that business cases are developed, managed, and monitored.
Mentor and manage teams and/or resources and check the quality of work.
Minimum twelve (12) years of progressive experience within higher education organizations including leadership/management, consulting, strategic planning and/or project management experience.
Minimum eight (8) years of experience in managing complex, large-scale projects, along with significant portfolio management, and financial modeling.
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, statistics, or related field required
License, Certification, Registration
Extensive experience working in a higher education setting.
Medical School experience.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), highly developed organizational and leadership skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with KP regional and national partners, KPSOM Senior Leaders, faculty, staff, students, and accreditors.
Outstanding writing skills and attention to detail.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamically changing environment.
Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to promoting a culture that n of inquiry and scholarship, across multiple disciplines.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente as part of one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. You’ll find support from your colleagues, who exemplify our commitment to champion equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our work. You’ll be a role model of professional excellence, integrity, and personal well-being for our medical students. Our school is located in sunny Pasadena, California.Our employees receive competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional development, growth and enrichment.