UIW Mission University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
Position Summary The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine educates aspiring physicians to be justice-minded, global citizens using a community-based, distributed model of education, which fosters inclusion, discovery and innovation. The UIWSOM invites applications for the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) reports directly to the Dean and is responsible for upholding the mission of the school and for providing overall leadership and oversight of those programs supporting students and enhancing their educational experience at UIWSOM. These programs include student orientation, advising, career counseling and extracurricular student activities. The ADSA is a key senior leader in the SOM, and therefore in collaboration with the other associate deans, works in concert with appropriate committees and UIW and SOM policies. The position may involve negotiable time commitment for administrative and clinical practice responsibilities. The ADSA will operate within the UIWSOM framework of lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship, innovative educational excellence and learner-centered curricula. The ADSA will also work closely with the Associate Dean for Medical and Interprofessional Education who oversees the management of all SOM program curricula. This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under University of the Incarnate Word's Sexual Misconduct Policy with reporting responsibilities as set out in the policy.
We offer Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, UIW Tuition Waiver, Tuition Exchange Program, 13 Paid Holidays, Employer-Paid Basic Life/AD&D Insurance 1 X base salary, Employer- Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) - Medical/Dependent Care, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (403B), Employee Assistance Program, Free Membership to Wellness Center, and more!
Job Duty Name Responsibilities
Description of Job Duty • Administer and lead the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and related administrative operations, including budgeting, defining and appointing staff positions, developing policies and addressing COCA student affairs and operational requirements. These areas include, but are not limited to the following: student orientations, maintenance of the academic calendar, student wellness, student counseling, student remediation support and resources, student professional and social events, student interest groups, etc. • Nurture a supportive, safe and healthy environment for students, including the participation in planning for and ensuring access to student health services (including compliance with required immunizations), student counseling and mental health services, harassment training and support, diversity training, HIPAA training, training for limiting exposures to infectious agents and environmental hazards, and safety and security training. • Oversee planning, coordination, and execution of annual recurring events including incoming student orientation, White Coat Ceremony, Commencement, student awards, residency fairs, social events, and extracurricular community service projects. • Provide supervision of OSA staff and perform annual evaluations. • Prepare Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letters for student residency applications. • Review and prepare student handbooks annually. • Coordinate development and implementation of mentoring and career guidance programs, and other innovative strategies to optimize the osteopathic medical student experience. • Participate as the student advocate when students meet with the Student Promotions Committee. • Prepare and manage OSA budget. • Generate an annual report that provides budgetary, academic and quality improvement recommendations to the Dean. • Assist with the preparation of accreditation documents and reports regarding the OSA and student related services. Coordinate these efforts/activities and reports with relevant administrators, faculty and/or staff. • Ensure that all OSA records are maintained according to all applicable laws. • Serve as the OSA representative to appropriate committees and external organizations. • Foster professionalism through innovative medical education processes. • Participate in and support educational research and scholarship pertaining to student affairs. • Monitor and report regional, national and international trends in medical education related to student affairs. • Engage regularly with students/student representatives to provide a participatory forum for students to voice issues and provide ongoing feedback. • Collaborate with appropriate individuals at the clinical core sites to coordinate and oversee the educational experience to help ensure educational parity and excellence for all sites and learning communities as related to student affairs. • In collaboration with the Dean and other members of the SOM senior leadership, facilitate skill development for faculty in the area of student services. • Provide guidance and direction toward career planning and residency placement of students including: - Oversee system of academic advisors. - Oversee the Careers in Medicine program. - Foster dissemination of information regarding career selection. - Refer as appropriate for academic and behavioral counseling. - Assist students in assembling credentials for residency application. - Oversee the ERAS and NRMP processes • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities - Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula. - Ability to collaborate effectively with dean’s staff, peers and full-time and community-based faculty. - Strong verbal/written communication skills. - Experience with COCA or LCME accreditation - Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences. - Strong collaboration, team building, interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills. - Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support. - Outstanding leadership and organization skills. - Ability to manage staff and budgets. - Detail oriented with excellent time management skills - Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA - Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Required Education A DO, MD, PhD or EdD degree from an accredited college or university.
Required Work Experience • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex, fast-paced interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings. • Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups. • At least five years of medical education experience and record of progressive leadership, with a record of designing, developing and implementing and overseeing medical student programs. • Demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for professionalism and high ethical standards for learners, faculty and staff. • Demonstrated ability to identify at risk students and ensure advocacy for them. • Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education setting. • Passion for and commitment to medical student education for the purpose of optimizing patient outcomes. • Demonstrated community service orientation and commitment to teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications Physician preferred - Experience with creating student policies and procedures in undergraduate medical education. - Familiarity with medical student transition to residency training. - Track record commensurate with appointment as Associate or Full Professor
Posting Number: CA019PO Job Type: Full Time Job Category: Contract Administrator Desired Start Date: 04/01/2019 Position End Date (if temporary): Reports To: Founding Dean of School of Osteopathic Medicine Open Date: 02/26/2019 Open Until Filled: Yes
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