This position is responsible for the organization and oversight of a comprehensive student development and academic counseling programs for the medical students of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
The Assistant Dean functions as a primary student advocate in responding directly to the student needs in providing resources to assist them during the course of their medical school education.
The Assistant Dean is responsible for leadership in career and academic advising by leading a college level team, providing leadership and vision in partnering and collaborating with departments across the the Brody School of Medicine. This position also leads and ensures the progression of the core elements of the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling that are critical to medical student success.
Approximately 50% of the Assistant Deans time will be dedicated oversight of the direction, planning and activities of the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling particularly in the areas of the core elements and the related tools listed below:
Academics Peer Tutoring, Brody Peer Assisted Learning Sessions, and Ensuring students are prepared for each step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examination for medical licensure.
Personal Support and Wellness Personal support, Wellness Programs and Outreach, Time Management, Anxiety Management, and tools for improved relaxation and sleep
Professional and Leadership Development Leadership assessments to identify leadership style, strengths and areas for growth. Individual coaching to strengthen communication and other interpersonal skills. Assistance with decision-making related to medical specialty choice, residency planning, or work-life balance concerns in medicine. Mentoring support for learners selected as N.C. Albert Schweitzer Fellows or those engaged in other service-learning, or research-based experience.
The Assistant Dean is also responsible for the continued review and development of a wellness curriculum, ensuring diversity and inclusion, and networking with other medical professional across the continuum of the Brody School of Medicine at detailed below. Approximately 25% of the Assistant Dean will be dedicated to the following duties:
Partnering with the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion as needed and as appropriate to continue the forward trajectory of ensuring all backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, and perspectives in the medical student population are adequately represented.
Developing, along with other leaders in the BSOM, a network for counseling and academic support and create a wellness curriculum that focuses on learner health and wellbeing.
Participating as part of leadership team of the Office of Academic Affairs and with other key leadership groups in the school to inspire, mentor and educate others about learner wellness, development, and models for success.
Working very closely with the Office of Medical Education and Office of Student Affairs around issues of curriculum and learner achievement.
Attending curriculum committee meetings and other meetings as needed to monitor learner wellbeing and academic preparedness.
Collaborating with the Associate Dean of Admissions to conduct academic learning needs assessments/metrics for newly admitted learners to the BSOM.
Working with the Director of the Office of Faculty Development to match learner needs with faculty resources for teaching and faculty ability.
Working with the Director of the Brody RISE program and other stakeholders to create well-being and academic learning needs assessments/metrics for pipeline program participants.
Monitoring and evaluating programmatic effectiveness through quantitative, qualitative and other methods and implements changes required for improvement.
The remaining effort for the Assistant Dean will be allocated to strategic leadership and regulatory compliance as indicated below:
Delivering strategic leadership by transmitting the vision of the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling to faculty, staff and learners.
Working with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to set annual goals and objectives for OSDAC that support the mission and objectives of BSOM.
Launching the development and implementation of strategic plans, procedures, proposals, and programs to ensure overall coordination and direction of counseling, wellness and academic programs at BSOM.
Maximizing analysis and regulatory compliance.
Developing effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with accreditation agency requirements regarding student development and counseling.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
PhD or EdD in medical education, counseling, higher education, or closely related degree.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in medical school learner development, learning and life skills education, and academic and other counseling.
Supervisory experience including leading and directing an office including managing office staff and administering programs; and experience with organizational change.
Demonstrated experience in establishing a track record of leadership in building and evaluating counseling programs within an integrated, complex academic medical center.
Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with senior administration to build positive vision, direction, and results through strategic Initiatives that holistically impact counseling and academic development.
Experience regarding the culture of healthcare including diversity and inclusion in student development and counseling.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500248
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling (OSDAC) provides support for the rigorous academic requirements of medical education but, more importantly, for the
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