Director of Master of Science in Community Medicine Program and Professor of Practice

Employer
Keck Graduate Institute
Location
Claremont, California
Posted
Oct 29, 2020
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Ref
2061427
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

The Director of Master of Science in Community Medicine Program is responsible for the design and execution of the Gateway Master's program. The Master of Science in Community Medicine degree (“Gateway Master's”) is the critical first element in a comprehensive, integrated program to prepare highly qualified health professionals and physicians to work in the underserved and underrepresented communities of California and the nation. Most students chosen to enter the two-year Gateway Master's program will be graduates of either the California State University or University of La Verne systems. Most will be minorities and first-generation college graduates, and from underserved and underrepresented communities in California and elsewhere in the country. Many will enter the workforce after completing the Gateway Master's program; many will choose to attend the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Medicine (SOM); some will choose to attend other Schools of Medicine in the Consortium of Medical Schools who are cooperating in the preparation of physicians with these diverse backgrounds; and some will choose to attend other health professional schools either at KGI or elsewhere (Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Mental Health, etc.).


The Gateway Master's program students will learn through largely on-line and in-community educational experiences. They will attend events and short courses on the campus of KGI at regular intervals throughout the two-year program. Courses will be designed especially for competency-based, active-learning using the most advanced pedagogical design and technological approaches available. The focus of the Gateway Master's curriculum is to build the competencies required to function effectively in a range of community health and consumer health settings. To ensure the relevance of the content and required competencies, a Council of Employers regularly reviews the curriculum and provides ongoing guidance to the program leaders.

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate will possess at minimum a Master's Degree preferably in Education of Health Sciences and five years of experience teaching in, designing, administering graduate level programs in health-related fields. Demonstrated leadership and management experience; Knowledge of and experience with community medicine, and a strong commitment to student success and innovative education.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Lead the relevant faculty of KGI and outside experts (subject matter experts), and work with the Dean of SOM to design the specific curriculum and pedagogical approach for the program.
  • Work with the Dean of the SOM to obtain and prepare the community sites for student placements.
  • Work with the Dean of the SOM to develop the funding and budget for the Gateway Master's Program.
  • Work with Accreditation Liaison Officer to obtain the necessary accreditation for the program. Work with the Dean of SOM to determine whether or not to pursue CEPH accreditation and lead that accreditation process if the decision is to do so.
  • Develop and and provide oversight for the Community Medicine Program.
  • Designing and implementing the curriculum.
  • Lead the KGI team working with CSU and ULV to develop the pipeline into the Gateway Master's.
  • In partnership with the Dean of the SOM and with assistance from Human Resources recruit the faculty required to implement the curriculum as designed.
  • Develop and administer the annual budget for the program.
  • Collaborate with other KGI Programs to share faculty, classes, resources, programs where possible.
  • Assist the Dean of the SOM to develop the Council of Medical School Deans in collaboration with the Senior Leadership at the Roseman College of Medicine (Roseman, NV). Collaborate with the Dean of the SOM, establish and manage the Council of Employers to ensure the relevance of the Gateway Master's curriculum.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate a strong leadership vision to a broad group of campus and community constituents.
  • Experience working with a diverse campus community and possess a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing; possess the ability to listen to all points of view, build consensus, and inform others of policies and decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to set achievable goals for direct reports, long- and short-term strategic planning, and problem-solving.
  • Effective budget management.
  • History of success in fundraising and expertise in developing and implementing fundraising plans.
  • A valid driver's license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages. Ability to drive locally and travel by airplane nationally. Occasionally, will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time at activities/events on and off-campus.

To Apply:

A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter highlighting your professional experience; a complete CV outlining your career and educational credentials; and three professional references (including their names, relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers). Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

Keck Graduate Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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