University of California San Francisco

As a member of UCSF Health’s Strategy and Business Development team, the Project Director of Strategic Growth plays a key role in UCSF Health’s growth and affiliation strategy. They will assist leadership in the project management (from concept to implementation) and due diligence of key activities as required to close major UCSF Health transactions such as acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, joint operating companies, management agreements, and other new venture development opportunities. Project management and strategic analytical support will occur across the continuum and will include acute, non-hospital and post-acute service providers.

The Project Director will also have responsibilities for ensuring appropriate due diligence in analyzing and projecting the outcome of growth activities, as well as assisting in negotiations, evaluations and other key transactional analyses.

They will report directly to the Director of Strategic Partnerships. This position will also provide support to other senior leaders in Strategy and Business Development based on specific project needs. Activities will include projects to analyze new opportunities, existing strategies, or provider arrangements. This position will also support regular review of financial and strategic metrics.

Department Description

The strategic development department includes planning, business development, health plan contracting, marketing and communications, and other functions that support UCSF Health’s Strategic Growth objectives.

UCSF Health’s legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center’s employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Required Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of business development concepts, best practices and functions.
Advanced analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills to assess complex issues and develop solutions.
Advanced planning, project management, change management, and process improvement skills.
Advanced interpersonal skills to lead and work collaboratively and effectively with multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to positively interact with executives, providers, and staff at all levels.
Advanced ability to develop comprehensive reports and presentations.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software and database applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
Demonstrated leadership skills to motivate and influence others.
Ability to achieve measurable results in a diverse stakeholder landscape balancing competing and conflicting interests.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Two (2) years of project management experience
Proven ability to manage ambiguous situations with minimal direction
Experience performing complex data analysis. Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
Demonstrated success in strategic analysis and planning and strong attention to details
Demonstrated experience with large-scale programs and relationship development
Ability to direct and motivate members of multiple project teams
Self-motivator with the ability to work independently
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to positively interact with executives, providers, and staff at all levels.
Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, or a closely related field with three or more years of experience in consulting, operations, or project management or a combination of education and experience.

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Business Development / Strategic Development, Professional and Managerial

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Brisbane, CA, Hybrid



Shift Length

8 Hours

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