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Manager, Costin Institute- IL- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Manager of the Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators is charged with carrying out all duties needed to provide the premiere teaching effectiveness and leadership program for medical educators. The Manager of the Costin Institute will work to achieve the educational goals of Midwestern University / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine This position will report to the Dean of CCOM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:     

This individual's efforts will be directed at times to all 3 components of medical education including undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME), and continuing medical education (CME). This position is also charged with directing the Mini Medical School program and advising and assisting with faculty development. Duties include:

  • Establish goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes for the Institute.
  • Plan and monitor the curriculum.
  • Select appropriate faculty and guide course content.
  • Solicit applicants for yearly cohort.
  • Market the program via website, etc.
  • Lead the applicant selection process.
  • Direct the program sessions.
  • Teach in the program as indicated.
  • Conduct follow up of the program.
  • Arrange the graduation process.
  • Seek opportunities to hold Costin “satellite” programs as appropriate.
  • Develop additional tracks as indicated.
  • Seek additional funding for the Institute.
  • Occasional travel will be required.

Mini-Medical School Program:

  • Direct Mini-Medical School program that is held once a year which includes a 5 week series providing college-aged and high school students with an opportunity to experience medical school or other healthcare professions.
  • Act as an advisor for the Social Equity Committee (SEC) which includes working closely with Student Doctors to reach out primarily to underserved and underrepresented students, to create curriculum and oversee each Saturday session. 
  • Provide guidance for all purchased materials, food and sources of additional funding needed.
  • Serve as primary contact for schools, parents, and students regarding the program. 

Faculty and Medical Student/Resident Physician Learner Development:

  • Be available to advise and counsel with participation as indicated to other MWU colleges and departments.
  • Participate in faculty development for CCOM.

CCOM – departmental responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the CCOM strategic plan.
  • Participate in CCOM committees.
  • Supervise support staff.
  • Seek additional grant monies for CCOM, as it relates to the above areas.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

A Master’s degree is required with 3 years of previous related administrative and teaching experience required.  Ed.D.or Ph.D. is preferred.  Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.  Must be well organized, forward thinking and goal oriented.  Experience in graduate healthcare professional education is preferred. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility. 

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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