Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Job Description

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

Position: Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Pay: Annual Salary + Full Benefits

The Dean shall be a full-time employee of Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, dedicate himself/herself wholly to the functions of the job and shall have no outside employment. Directs and/or oversees the day-to-day management of the college; ensures optimal college functioning through the execution of a variety of administrative activities. Upholds the integrity of the College of Medicine [COM], its curriculum and ensures optimal effectiveness; assures state of the art technological advances are available for the delivery of the COM curriculum. Builds partnership opportunities across and among various entities and educational institutions.

1. Directs all administrative duties within the COM.
  • Assures compliance with state and federal regulations and accreditation standards (represents and serves as liaison with other academic sites and agencies, including but not limited to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Association of Osteopathic Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Oversees/manages direct reports and assigned college (defining/outlining roles and responsibilities, serves as an effective leader/mentor guiding direct reports toward optimal performance, providing guidance and clarity, facilitates discussions, coordinating cohesive productivity, reviewing/conducting performance evaluations, assisting with problems [conflict resolution, crisis management, etc.], deadline attainment, personnel issues, etc.)
  • Develops and maintains current, accurate, centralized policies and protocols (evaluating content, clarifying and minimizing redundancies, reviewing regularly, initiating changes, collaborating with appropriate internal and external partners, implementing/disseminating updates, etc.) ensuring adherence in accordance with established policy and procedures approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees/manages college budgets, ensuring adherence to college practices (preparing and submitting annually, monitoring expenditures, reconciling monthly, examining income/expense statements, assessing needs [operating and capital], ensuring optimal utilization of facilities and resources, following protocols, formulating recommendations, effectively documenting, etc.)
  • Manages faculty, staff and student relationships (monitoring performance, assessing needs, working to identify at-risk situations, recommending appropriate supportive measures, and referring to appropriate College resources) participates in the development/deployment, maintenance and enhancement of the faculty/staff adequacy model (serving on teams/task forces, gathering data, providing input/feedback, assisting with the implementation, etc.)
  • Conducts regular team meetings (establishing agendas, setting dates and times, facilitating the exchange of information) to proactively enhance and improve college efficiencies as a component of the development and in attainment of strategic planning outcomes measures (assessing performance and outcomes measures, evaluating needs/services, providing constructive feedback, implementing necessary changes, providing educational enrichment opportunities to faculty and staff, disseminating material, etc.).
2. Upholds the integrity of the COM curriculum and ensures optimal effectiveness.
  • Directs and evaluates design, development, implementation and maintenance of curriculum (directs development and revisions/enhancements, monitoring progress, soliciting input/ideas, instructing/guiding 'team' members, establishing/enforcing deadlines, etc.) ensuring curriculum remains current and innovative (monitoring competitors, researching trends, etc.).
  • Ensures essential elements of curriculum [quality, integrity, adequacy, consistency, student use/results/impact etc.] adhere to and exceed, as defined by the relevant governing accreditation body requirements and the College's mission (ensuring appropriateness of educational experiences, monitoring performance, tracking all data and activity, implementing modifications to ensure commitment to excellence and high-quality outcomes, providing constructive feedback, documenting findings, etc.)
  • Constructs and implements strategies for continuous curricular improvement (identifying opportunities to build and enhance the educational experience, implementing "checks and balances" to test effectiveness, evaluating results against established standards and criteria, coordinating, directing, implementing changes, etc.) including faculty effectiveness, workforce analysis, contributing to the design and implements faculty enrichment and professional development.
  • Accurately and timely maintains and presents college academic performance data and targeted outcomes (meeting deadlines, performance measures i.e. outcomes, statistics, etc.) to the College President and Board of Trustees.
3. Actively engages in the advancement of the College.
  • Contributes to the College's reputation/image of being one of the best osteopathic medical colleges (monitoring outcomes, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying techniques, etc.)
  • Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners, other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the College.
  • Promotes and represents the College at local, state, and national events (attending and participating in conferences, serving as a speaker/presenter, networking with colleagues to foster program development, participating in various community opportunities, etc.).
  • Refers to and coordinates in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all media contacts, communications and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
  • Coordination in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all NCOM related legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, whether in official College capacity or with a national, state or local organization.
  • Serves on various committees and teams within the College as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment).
  • Contributes to College's compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of all programs to which departmental content is contributed. (faculty adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.) aiding in the attainment of academic compliance.
  • Participates in the production of various College materials [academic calendar, directory, College website, etc.] (collecting/preparing materials, organizing/formatting data, adhering to various deadlines, reviewing drafts, providing input/feedback, etc.).
  • Is knowledgeable of and remains in compliance with all institutional policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as needed/assigned.
The Dean shall have an earned DO degree from a COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Must have an unrestricted medical license at some point in their career, free of disciplinary actions or sanctions while licensed. Active license is preferred.
  • AOA or ABMS board certification at some time in their career. Active board certification is preferred.
At least five (5) years of proven experience within the last ten (10) years in academic leadership roles that include budget management authority. Proven experience in teaching, educational design and evaluation, scholarly activity, and academic leadership in a medical education setting.

Skills & Abilities:
Must have excellent organization, management, and communication skills. Excellent presentation/public speaking and interpersonal skills. Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and self-disciplined. Demonstrated leadership abilities in consensus building, conflict resolution, inspiration, truthfulness, organization, and objective critique. Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents. Willing to work effectively in a team environment with peers, giving/receiving collegial advice. Must have sound, rational decision-making skills and the ability to hold firm in challenging and/or adverse situations. Demonstrated ability to work independently, lead staff to optimal levels of productivity, balance multiple projects in stressful situations, while meeting deadlines and maintaining positive relations. Excellent follow-through skills essential. Demonstrated competence in designing curriculum and ability to institute a comfortable learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum with a vision for growth.

  • Pay is commensurate with experience and education
  • Full benefits package available for full-time faculty
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Optical insurance available
  • 401K Retirement
  • Multiple supplemental insurance plans available
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Many other benefits available for full time staff

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment phase on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Type: Full-time
Expires: 03/31/2024

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking qualified candidates to support our unique, innovative curricular model designed for a modern-day medical school. We have received pre-accreditation status with the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation and will have three cohorts of medical students (totaling more than 400 students) enrolled in Fall 2023. Located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo, the campus is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountain range and Utah Lake. In September of 2023, we moved in to our, state-of-the-art, 140,000 square foot academic building.

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