KCOM - Assistant Dean Community Health & AHEC
A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is seeking an Assistant Dean for Community Health & AHEC. The position will report to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. The Assistant Dean will serve as a leader and change agent for ATSU's Missouri Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program and thereby facilitate a re-imagining of AHEC capacities and contributions in line with strategic priorities. The Assistant Dean will engage with partners, healthcare systems, funders, policy-makers, and practicing providers in developing a more robust and responsive training continuum for health professionals which meets federal/state mandates and partner needs. In doing so, the assistant dean for community health & AHEC will help build ATSU relationships with key community and rural health stakeholders, thus supporting undergraduate/graduate/continuing medical and dental education and related initiatives. This is a 3 year appointment. The position requires regular travel throughout Missouri and nationally (stakeholder engagement; AHEC administrative meetings; interactions with legislators, advocates, AACOM, etc.).
Major Job Duties
- Provide visionary oversight of the ATSU KCOM AHEC Program and affiliated community outreach programs.
- Engage cooperatively with stakeholders and funders in promoting wellness, primary care, and the distribution of a well-prepared, culturally proficient health care workforce - particularly for rural/underserved communities.
- Champion health professions career preparation, recruitment, scholarship, primary care career counseling, and leadership skill development that serves Missouri constituencies.
- Support the Associate Dean of Clinical Education in identifying/developing high-quality clinical rotation/graduate training opportunities as warranted.
- Explore ATSU capacity to develop/sustain a Center of Osteopathic Rural Health Research and Wellness.
- Design/execute promising strategies to align/advance ATSU, KCOM, & Missouri AHEC strategic directions.
- Develop effective relationships with federal/state governmental offices, academic institutions, and others to address program and public policy priorities and build collaboration.
- Convene committed experts/stakeholders to address the health care needs of underserved communities.
- Advance outcomes accountability to funders, partners, and stakeholders.
- DO, MD, PhD, or DHA (PC, comm. health, epidemiology, +)
- Knowledge of rural health outreach, research, and/or policy development
- Knowledge of grants and cooperative agreements
- Ability to balance vision (future thinking) with practical application (resource reality)
- Competency with organizational personnel management and organizational efficiency
- Exemplary professional behavior
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Goal- and outcomes-oriented