Director - TIPS

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jul 11, 2014

Northeastern University

Director - TIPS

Requisition Number:

Bouve College of Health Sciences

Full Time


Position Summary:
The mission of the Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care: Technology, Instruction, Practice, and Service (TIPS) program at Bouvé College of Health Sciences is to advance interprofessional education and collaborative practice for optimal oral health. The project goals are to prepare health professionals with team-based competencies to integrate oral health as an integral component of comprehensive health care; and promote the integration of oral health into primary care settings such as community health centers, school-based programs, and clinics.
The Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the daily operations, management and direction of all aspects of the project. The Program Director’s primary responsibility is to direct all phases of program initiation, implementation, and evaluation. The Program Director will oversee all project work plan activities to ensure timely completion of specific project aims:

a) Engage Bouvé students, faculty, preceptors / clinicians as innovation leaders in integrating oral health into comprehensive health care.

b) Integrate Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum across academic programs at Bouvé.

c) Implement a team-based, collaborative practice model for oral health promotion and disease prevention in primary care settings.

d) Disseminate the TIPS program as a replicable, scalable, and sustainable model for broader national impact.
The Program Director will interface and collaborate with key stakeholders including faculty, researchers, students, administrators, and staff across Bouvé College, Northeastern University, and other academic institutions; health professionals and leaders from health care agencies, including primary care and community settings; representatives from non-profit organizations, state-wide and national coalitions; and external consultants.
The Program Director will provide leadership, direction and administrative support for project teams including various advisory boards, planning teams, and other project-based interprofessional groups.
This is a full-time benefits-eligible position funded for three years by DentaQuest Foundation.

• Masters degree in administration or health-related field (e.g., health policy, public health, public administration, health communication, health education, health administration, health sciences, nursing, social work, etc.) required. PhD degree a plus.
• Three to five years’ experience with academic, healthcare agency or community-based health programs. Experience with developing, executing, and evaluating program plans. Experience at a regional or national level preferred.
• Outstanding project management, organizational and administrative skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a multi-faceted program, including marketing, outreach, and research.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
• Proficiency with standard office technology and advanced computer skills. Previous experience with website development, webinars, e-learning tools, multi-media and social networking media preferred.
• Demonstrated track record in working with a broad range of interprofessional stakeholders, including students, faculty, consultants, funders, community organizations, and corporations.
• Ability to travel domestically to attend interprofessional conferences and meetings.

Additional Information:
Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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