Director, Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Administration/Operations Physician & Surgeon

Job Description


Under the direction of the Director of Emergency Preparedness, the Director of Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness is responsible for managing the emerging infectious disease and pandemic preparedness programs to include, but not limited to:

  • Development and maintenance of plans and policies
  • Employee outreach and education
  • Development and maintenance of response tools, resources, and training materials
  • Lead and coordinate with diverse multidisciplinary teams (internal and external to UCLA Health)
  • Lead planning and serve as subject matter expert to provide guidance on topics related to emerging infectious disease and pandemic response to leadership in collaboration with CEIP and EH&S
  • Manage the Ebola & Special Pathogen Treatment Center grant funds and is accountable for meeting grant deliverables to maintain treatment center status
  • Manage one career Emerging Infectious Disease Specialist position


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Emergency Management, Environmental Safety, or related field.
  • Experience working in Healthcare.
  • Expertise in aspects of epidemiology and infection prevention.
  • Expertise in emergency management, safety, or occupational health.
  • Experience in developing risk reduction strategies to improve safety of both patients and employees
  • Demonstrated project management skills to implement diverse and complex projects and events across large organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of development, implementation, and evaluation of employee training programs.
  • A proven track record in collecting complex organizational, community, and observational data and synthesizing information into intelligence briefings for diverse audiences and working with stakeholders to develop organizational response recommendations.
  • Expertise in working with diverse audiences to capture best practice opportunities and develop departmental and organizational response plans.
  • Understands the approaches and methods of process improvement, including planning, setting priorities, systematic performance assessment, and implementation based on such assessment, and maintaining achieved improvement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written forms with diverse audiences to ensure messaging and outreach of strategic initiatives.
  • Expertise in responding to emergency situations and leading internal and external responders to include executive leadership.
  • Demonstrates a leadership style that builds and maintains a climate of trust and inspires commitment from others to achieve organization goals.
  • Consistently interacts with all members of the organization in ways that enhance understanding, respect, cooperation and problem solving.
  • Recognizes the need for change; adapts to, and causes others to adapt to values, strategies, goals and plans in response to changing business conditions.



  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Emergency Management, Environmental Safety, or related field.

UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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