Associate Director for AHEC IT Systems
Department: Comm Med Care-AHEC Support - Historical
Position Summary: The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) statewide system is the leading AHEC Program in the country, helping drive transformation of health care across the continuum of care in all professions across the entire state. A major focus is workforce development, with special attention to rural and underserved communities. Information technology and its development are key to the future evolution of AHEC. The Associate Director, Statewide AHEC Information and Technology (IT) Systems is the senior leadership position for information technology planning and implementation within the NC AHEC statewide system. The Associate Director is responsible for leadership and innovative direction for NC AHEC's implementation of information technology systems and initiatives. The Associate Director will work closely with the other Program Office leadership and the nine individual AHEC centers; (s)he will develop outcome measurements and reporting and contribute to general business planning and evaluation, especially regarding technology and systems required to maintain operations. The Associate Director plans, designs, and implements automated integrated information systems and distance learning projects involving supervision of database programming and Web application development, emphasizing continuing quality improvement in a mission driven environment. (S)he will report directly to the Vice Dean and Director of North Carolina AHEC Program.
Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred in computer science, information technology, engineering, telecommunications, or a closely related field.
Qualification and Experience: Ten years of progressive experience in programming, applications analysis, relational database systems and database management and program development. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and inclusively in solving problems, setting priorities, and implementing programs. Strong ability to establish consensus among IT professionals; ability to communicate vision in writing and orally, excellent interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills, and capacity to inspire confidence in his her reasoning and decision making. Ability to contribute to proposal writing activities. Demonstrated understanding of the use of technology in the design, development and delivery of post-graduate educational curriculums preferred. Previous experience with AHEC or other programs linking University with community initiatives desirable.
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