Associate Dean, Health Professions
Associate Dean, Health Professions
University of San Francisco
Under the general supervision and direction of the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions (to be referred to in this document as the School), the Associate Dean for Health Professions is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to promote high quality health-related (non-nursing) degree programs (to be referred to in this document as “programs”) in the School. This position provides leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating initiatives, in cooperation with other Schools, as well as managing program requirements outlined by regulatory and accreditation bodies. Associate Deans in the School work closely with the Dean to ensure the delivery of high-quality, accredited programs.
The Associate Dean for Health Professions is responsible for all aspects of the School's non-nursing health-related programs including, but not limited to: development and improvement of programs, marketing strategy and enrollment growth, and oversight of strategies for recruiting, retention, and career preparation of students in these programs. In collaboration with the staff and faculty, the Associate Dean for Health Professions contributes to ensuring that the School remains compliant with all relevant accrediting and professional licensing bodies.
As a member of the School's leadership team, the Associate Dean for Health Professions will collaborate closely with the Senior Associate Dean and the rest of the Leadership Team on policy making, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the School's activities and assist in ensuring that the University's vision, mission, and values are foundational elements in guiding decision-making and actions within the School.
Non-Nursing Health Professions Programs Management / Execution:
• Provide strategic leadership across programs within the School’s non-nursing health professions department (to be named) to ensure consistency among both faculty and academic programming support, while achieving the educational goals of the School and the University.
• Collaborate with the Dean to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise policies that impact the non-nursing health-related programs to ensure clear and relevant standardization across programs.
• Facilitate regular meetings of the faculty to enable communication and faculty collaboration in planning, implementing, and evaluating curricula aimed at continuing to offer diverse and well-coordinated curricula.
• Prepare / administer the program budget with faculty input to ensure financial health and stability of the non-nursing health professions department and programs.
• Oversee and direct the development of clinical and field placement sites to ensure that students gain clinical practice in the Bay Area’s top health organizations.
• Monitor and revise bulletins, class schedules, and additional program information to support faculty leadership to consistently delivering high-quality, accurate, and timely program communications.
• Foster relationships with academic and industry stakeholders to ensure the School’s connection to changes and trends happening in healthcare, health professions, and the higher education landscape.
• Represent the School at regional, national, and international levels through conferences, participation in professional associations, etc. to maintain the School’s presence as a leader in the field .
• Discharge the duties of the Senior Associate Dean in their absence as delegated to ensure cross-coverage of duties.
Compliance and Accreditation:
• Participate in all efforts to evaluate, pursue, secure, and maintain accreditation to ensure that the School remains compliant with all relevant accrediting and professional licensing bodies.
Student and Academic Services:
• Collaborate with the School’s recruitment staff to develop and oversee recruitment and enrollment strategies and orientation processes for non-nursing health professions students to increase program enrollment and enhance the student experience (including during orientation).
• Track and report data on non-nursing Health Professions Department (TBN) student success, ensuring that program and academic services planning is driven by relevant student performance and experience data.
• Oversee the faculty’s approach to and execution of addressing needs of students in non-nursing health professions programs whose academic performance is deficient to ensure quick issue identification and timely and equitable resolution for all students.
Additional duties as assigned
Doctoral degree in a relevant health profession or education-related discipline with credentials appropriate to appointment on faculty.
5+ years of work experience in higher education or a related field with progressive management / leadership responsibility.
Special skills needed:
The preferred candidate will have experience in teaching at the university level as well as holding administrative positions at multiple levels within the relevant discipline.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of conceptual and strategic thinking to participate in the development of academic program policies, procedures, and standards, as well as the School’s mission, vision, and related strategic plans.
• Experience in curriculum development, administration, program development, and evaluation.
• Successful teaching experience in a higher education setting.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills with a demonstrated ability in working with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
• Ability to lead, coach, and advise faculty.
• Ability to be a team player, working with multiple stakeholders employing a positive solution-oriented approach.
• Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Outstanding planning, organizational, and analytical skills.
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