Oregon AHEC Director (Associate Professor) Opening
04/17/15 Portland, Ore.
Oregon's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hiring for a Director.
The Director, Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC), will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization and fiscal oversight of the AHEC program at OHSU working collaboratively with the Executive Directors, Governing Boards of the Regional Centers, and the AHEC Statewide Advisory Board. The Director also collaborates with the National AHEC Organization (NAO) and serves as the Oregon AHEC Program Office representative to the NAO. The Director must have a doctoral degree and successful experience writing and managing grants, preferably including those offered by HRSA. The Director must have a strong passion for, and experience in, the conception and implementation of educational and workforce development programs to address the health of individuals and communities in rural and underserved areas.
The duties of this position include:
- The Director will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization and fiscal oversight of the AHEC program at OHSU. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Leading ongoing planning and development of the statewide AHEC program and maintaining regular contact and coordination between the Federal AHEC program and the Oregon Statewide Programs.
- Acting as the Principal Investigator on OHSUs HRSA grant U77HP03052 entitled Model State Supported Area Health Education Centers.
- Assisting regional AHECs in health workforce needs assessment and the planning of education programs to respond to identified needs.
- Maintaining communications with constituent groups with the statewide AHEC network and with other relevant parties throughout the state.
- Encourage the development of collaborative relationships between AHEC and other OHSU programs.
- The Director will serve as an expert on, and a spokesperson for, addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities.
- The Director will be expected to explore additional funding mechanisms to sustain the current AHEC activities and to support new innovative programs as needed.
The successful candidate will be both an experienced academic leader with a strategic vision for addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities, and someone who possesses the skills to translate that vision into action. Moreover, through their experience, the candidate will have a clear and articulate understanding of the contemporary needs and approaches to addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities. In addition to an earned doctorate or equivalent, the candidate must possess a high level of financial and managerial acumen, and the proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other senior leaders, faculty, staff, students and alumni of OHSU. The candidate will also have experience working with state legislative bodies, academic partner institutions and other external constituents. The candidate will possess a clear understanding of the importance of diversity for an academic health center and the ability and skill to help lead the institution towards achieving its strategic goals for diversity.
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