Summary: The Regional Statewide Campus (SWC) Director coordinates and manages all aspects of the year three and year four programs under the direction of the SWC Regional Assistant Dean and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education. The degreed individual in this position will work cooperatively with the SWC Managing Director and the other SWC Regional Directors to produce programs and materials that will be used throughout the SWC system. This position reports to the Statewide Campus Regional Assistant Dean.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Regional Director is expected to:
Serve as the liaison between his/her SWC site and the Office of Predoctoral Clinical Education; and as a liaison between WVSOM and clinical faculty, directors of medical education, and clinical teaching sites. Keep the Office of Predoctoral Clinical Education and the SWC Regional Assistant Dean informed of students’ opinions, problems and concerns. Inform the SWC Regional Assistant Dean of students’ clinical/professional performance
Create rotation block schedules; advise, assist and counsel students regarding years 3 and 4 clinical rotations, curriculum, requirements, and the policies and procedures that govern these years. Advise and direct students regarding intern and residency application and interview processes. Collaborates with Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Clinical Education to promote student understanding of postgraduate programs. Be a student advocate.
Monitor students’ progress and collaborate with the SWC Regional Assistant Dean regarding possible solutions for any concerns. Ensure that every SWC student meets graduation requirements within stated time periods.
In collaboration with the SWC Regional Dean, recruit new clinical faculty and clinical training locations. Educate clinical faculty about WVSOM and the SWC program and its mission, goals, objectives, and policies and procedures. Review evaluations of faculty and programs, and (in collaboration with the SWC Regional Assistant Dean) develop and implement an appropriate plan of action in response to any deficiencies. Coordinate reporting of CME for all clinical faculty. Coordinate honoraria and reimbursement of funds for all clinical education activities.
Support the SWC Regional Assistant Dean with the completion of his/her responsibilities. Provide leadership, supervision and direction to the SWC Administrative Assistant. Work cooperatively with other SWC sites and with the Department of Predoctoral Clinical Education to improve existing programs and to develop and evaluate new programs.
Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and materials that support the years three and four clinical educational experiences.
Educate prospective students about osteopathic medicine and WVSOM through one-on-one interviews, the coordination of regularly scheduled events, shadowing experiences, and facilitating physician mentoring.
Attend to other related duties as assigned by the SWC Regional Assistant Dean or by the Department of Predoctoral Clinical Education.
Other related duties as directed or assigned.
Position: This is a full-time non-classified position with full state benefits and is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime. Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Some travel including overnight travel will be required. Base salary is $45,000 though commensurate with education and experience.
This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.
Applications are considered confidential and references are not contacted until later in the search process. The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Position is open until filled. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks. All applications are considered confidential.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.
Education and Knowledge:
An equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s preferred.
A valid driver’s license is required for weekly regional travel.
Project management/office management experience; Over 2 up to 3 Years
Supervisory experience preferred; Over 2 up to 3 Years
Higher Education Experience Preferred; Over 2 up to 3 years
Ability to maintain confidentiality with records, students, etc. as this position handles a lot of highly sensitive and confidential information;
Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and challenging deadlines;
Demonstrated experience in managing a project or office;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the State’s policies, institutional guidelines, and applicable laws. Ensures that all employees are motivated and guided to contribute fully to the realization of WVSOM’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives;
Proven skill with Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Outlook, and Word;
Proven ability to deal tactfully and effectively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, physicians, hospital officials, public officials, business community, volunteers and community leaders.
About West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one...-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!