December 21, 2021
Global Brain Health Institute / Memory and Aging Center
Full Time
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The UCSF Dyslexia Center is accepting applications for an Executive Director for Applied Neuroscience to oversee the strategy and operation for UCSF Dyslexia center initiatives, comprising California Dyslexia Initiative/UC Multitudes focused on developing a platform for early identification + intervention for students with learning differences and the UCSF portion of the California Bench to School Initiative.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The UCSF Executive Director reports directly to the Co-Director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center and the UCSF|UC Berkeley Schwab Center for Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity. The Executive Director collaborates with the Advisory Board and Program Managers, runs operations and creates and supports an on-going vision for the Initiatives. Involves managing a significant, independent academic and research program. Plans, directs, and controls the UCSF Dyslexia Center Applied Neuroscience program budget and other related resources. The UCSF Dyslexia Center secures its own funding from philanthropic and California state sources.

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
•    Responsibility for program development and long range strategic and operational planning of business affairs that supports the UCSF dyslexia initiatives. 
•    Creation of the organizational structure to support the programs including understanding the needs and create the right organizational framework to allow visibility and foster organizational accountability.
•    Development of strategic and tactical plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for operations. Reviews and approves strategic and tactical plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for areas of responsibility, ensuring alignment to the vision.
•    Overall financial management responsibility for the operations, budgetary, staffing, and resource management. 
•    Ensures compliance against federal, state, and local regulations for operations, ensures policy are followed.
Interactions and relationship development with state agencies, K12 schools, institutes of higher education, donors, and community partners as well as academic and administrative offices.