Dean of the Athens Campus, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
October 6, 2018
THEOHIOUNIVERSITYHERITAGECOLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHICMEDICINE: Ohio University – established in 1804 and one of the nation's first and most historic universities – is a teaching-focused student-centered, research institution of over 40,000 students served on multiple sites throughout Ohio. The University extensively supports scholarship, as well as economic development and commercialization endeavors, and is known for many nationally/internationally recognized research and graduate programs.
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, founded in 1975, educates future osteopathic physicians on three campuses: Athens, Dublin, and Cleveland. Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Ohio University does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.
KEYFACTS: The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is comprised of 3 academic campuses, 7 academic departments, 3 research institutes, and multiple clinical education sites. The Heritage College has approximately 140 faculty, more than 3400 clinical faculty preceptors, and approximately 250 staff members to carry-out the College's academic and operational functions. The Heritage College offers dual degree programs for our DO students interested in simultaneously pursuing a PhD, MBA , MPH, MGH, and MS in Biomedical Engineering.
POSITIONSUMMARY: The Executive Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (who also serves as Chief Medical Affairs Officer for Ohio University) is the chief academic and administrative officer for the college comprised of three campuses. Under the direction of the Executive Dean, the Dean of the Athens campus of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a key member of the college's senior leadership team that is responsible for the day to day operations and administration of the Heritage College's program on the Athens campus. He/she is responsible for collaborating on the implementation of medical education, financial strategies, and organizational structures in Athens that promote medical education opportunities of the highest caliber. This position holds accountability to lead and inspire the faculty, staff, and students of the Heritage College, Athens as part of the senior team in order to carry-out its strategic vision and advancement of the College's Mission and Essential Values.
This senior leadership position in academic medicine requires a dynamic individual with a comprehensive understanding of the role of osteopathy in medical education, as well as the numerous challenges facing Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs), state educational institutions, and healthcare at large. Outstanding strategic, communication, collaboration and diplomacy skills are essential, as well as creativity, decisiveness, and consensus-building with demonstrated success in a complex, multi-faceted academic medical environment.
DIRECTREPORTS TO THISPOSITION:
1 Director, Office of Institutional Assessment & Accreditation
1 Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs
1 Executive Director, Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Chief Medical Affairs Officer, OU; Executive Dean, OU-HCOM
Cleveland Campus Dean
Dublin Campus Dean
Chief Financial Officer, Ohio University
Other Vice Presidents, deans and senior leaders at Ohio University
Community leaders and organizations
Medical students and their organizations
CEOs and Boards of affiliated clinical entities and healthcare systems, state/national osteopathic and medical professional organizations
PRIMARYACCOUNTABILITIES: Leadership and Strategic Planning-
Be an active contributor in the development and execution the college's strategic plan and accreditation that will take the Heritage College into the elite tier of academic schools of medicine committed to excellence in research and education.
Support the advancement of the Mission and Essential Values of the Heritage College and of Ohio University.
In coordination with the Executive Dean, build and maintain positive relationships on behalf of the Heritage College, Athens including hospital partners and affiliates, donors, and the philanthropic community, with the broader Ohio constituencies and communities.
Management, Governance, and Administration-
Recruit/support a strong team in Athens that is part of a highly effective organization committed to achieving the Heritage College's vision and strategic plan.
Provide visionary leadership and support in Athens to enable the Heritage College to achieve and sustain top ranked national status in research and educational missions.
Lead on a local and national level in academic medicine, as well as in his/her own professional area. Encouraged to serve in a national leadership capacity within the osteopathic community (ex. AOA, COCA, etc.).
Be able to represent the Heritage College in the Executive Dean's absence.
Diversity and Inclusion-
Promote inclusive culture, practices, and relationships to support the diversity of the Heritage College, wherein all faculty, staff, and students are valued, respected, and supported.
Academic and Research Excellence and Student Success-
Accountable as a key member of the senior leadership team to ensure the Heritage College pursues and achieves excellence in the education of osteopathic medical students, including but not limited to: quality medical education offerings, regional, national, and international recognition of scholarly, research and creative activities of the faculty, and the achievement and success of its students.
Support a strong professional development process to foster faculty professional development and advancement.
In coordination with the Executive Dean, foster and develop innovation towards creating unique partnerships or other local, national, or international business partners and foundations.
Serves as an academic officer, medical student advocate, mentor and teacher.
Financial Responsibility and Philanthropy/Fundraising-
As part of the leadership team, ensure that the college and any delegated areas remains financially strong, has effective internal controls that ensure the integrity and reputation of the institution are safeguarded, and operates in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university laws and regulations.
Ensures the allocation of necessary resources to carry out the programming.
Commits to excellent stewardship of the resources of the State of Ohio, Ohio University, the Heritage College, and supporting partners.
As delegated by the Executive Dean as part of the overall philanthropy strategic plan, leads efforts to raise funds from individual donors, private and non-profit entities, foundations and other sources, to help fund the operations and initiatives of the Athens campus and the Heritage College.
Advocacy and Community Relations-
Interacts and collaborates with local, regional, and state and national elected officials to advance the knowledge and causes of osteopathic medicine, primary care, and osteopathic medical education, and the value that such provide to our communities and to the future of healthcare.
Assist in the strengthening of partnerships with the Athens and Ohio University community at-large, business partners, and other educational and research institutions to provide much needed healthcare resources to rural and underserved populations in the Southeast Ohio region and as part of the college's overall mission and strategy.
The position requires an earned degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from a college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Preference given to residency-trained candidates holding an American Osteopathic Association and/or ACGME board certification.
Candidates must have a national reputation based on scholarly, professional, and/or research achievements suitable for appointment at the rank of full professor to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the research and educational missions of the Heritage College.
Candidates must have extensive academic, professional, administrative, and external relations experience.
Must have demonstrated managerial and business acumen with the ability to provide the necessary guidance and direction to achieve strategic goals. Significant profit and loss responsibility and management of professional staff are required for this position.
Must be a recognized leader in medical student, resident, and graduate student education.
Demonstrated commitment to and success in faculty mentorship and development, including department chairs, associate deans, and senior administrative staff.
Must have an understanding of the complex financial pressures facing medicals schools and state institutions, as well as how to drive operational efficiency. Specific understanding of the potential impact of health care reform on the mission of academic medicine is highly valued. Similarly, an understanding of the unique pressures of the current research funding environment is essential.
An established ability to function effectively and comfortably in a complex matrixed environment with multiple lines of authority and responsibility.
Must demonstrate the principals of
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