it’s official

UCSF Laurel Heights entranceI have an electronic copy of the offer letter, and a paper copy has been snail mailed; in the end the process didn’t take the extra time they thought it might. As of June 26, then, I’ll be the new web products manager for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Here, from the job posting, are the duties of the position:

Incumbent will manage the development of new products for and expansion of the primary pages of UCSF’s official website,; plan web development strategy and manage various content-rich projects; oversee evaluation and adoption of web applications; guide web communications unit toward adoption of best practices with an eye toward increasing traffic, analyzing impact of content, gathering audience data and raising the level of user satisfaction; advise on proper information architecture; manage a staff of three; collaborate with and create networks of web experts across campus to promote University-wide web policies and procedures…

UCSF Laurel HeightsIt’s an exciting opportunity and one with which I feel a real connection. UCSF is a really fascinating university consisting of highly rated schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and a graduate division, with no undergraduate college. It’s also a premiere biomedical research institution and, with its medical centers and affiliated hospitals, one of the primary health care providers in the region. With my background in health- and academic medicine-related organizations throughout my career, then–from my first job in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychopharmacology through my years with the Association of American Medical Colleges and my stint with an e-health dotcom providing news and information to medical specialists, I keep circling back to medicine and healthcare in one way or another–when I saw this job opportunity, it felt like the perfect fit, and I’m pleased they seem to have agreed.

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