Job Title Assistant Dean (Executive Director, Physician Assistant Program)
Department Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Date Posted 11/29/12
Closing Date Until Filled
Position Detail Open until filled with review of resumes to begin December 13, 2012.
FLSA Status Exempt
Compensation Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Description and Duties
The Assistant Dean administers one or more key College programs. He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals. He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education seeks an Executive Director for its Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Harlem Hospital Center. Reporting to the Dean of the Sophie Davis School, the successful candidate assumes full responsibility for the administration of the program. We seek a visionary, energetic educator with a record of efficient and inspirational leadership and a commitment to academic excellence and inter-professional education. This is an exciting opportunity to head a Program comprised of a dedicated staff and a motivated student body. It has a reputation for excellence that has earned national acclaim for performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships. In addition to the PA Program, the Sophie Davis School houses a BS/MD program, therefore offering the opportunity for an innovative and creative approach to inter-professional education.
As chief executive of the PA program, the individual provides direction and leadership in the supervision, coordination and long-range planning for all aspects of the academic and educational operations. This includes:
- Operational oversight; support and implementation of policies and procedures to meet program goals through services and academic support for the students; coordination of programmatic activities with the medical director of Harlem Hospital and other hospitals affiliated with the Program.
- Facilitating collaboration and integration of the PA program with the school's BS/MD program.
- Providing direction of the activities for administrative staff, faculty, clinical coordinator (full-time employees) in addition to adjunct faculty.
- Fiscal management of the program and preparation of capital budgets of over $1 million.
- Implementing and evaluating curricula, instructional and educational programs associated with academic progress of students.
- Establishing, monitoring and maintaining standards in compliance with accrediting agencies.
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CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
Minimum qualifications are Bachelor degree and certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in physician assistant education or in health-related discipline as well as highly desirable skills and experience in administration and accreditation of academic programs. Master's or Ph.D. degree is strongly preferred. Strong clinical and academic experience is a must; a successful record of developing proposals for funding, excellent communication, experience and interest in inter-professional education are highly desirable. The successful candidate must have a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and affirmative action and must be sensitive to and possess interest in working with minority students in an urban educational setting in New York.To Apply
Submit your CV online (Job Opening ID 7114) at www.cuny.edu. In addition to applying online, applicants should send letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of five references to be contacted at a later date to:
Serafin Pinol-Roma, PhD
Chair of Search Committee for the Assistant Dean/Director, Physician Assistant Program
c/o Vanessa Jennings, MPA
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, Harris Hall - Suite 301
New York, NY 10031