KCOM - Assistant Dean Community Health & AHEC

A.T. Still University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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

  1. Provide visionary oversight of the ATSU KCOM AHEC Program and affiliated community outreach programs.
  2. 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.
  3. Champion health professions career preparation, recruitment, scholarship, primary care career counseling, and leadership skill development that serves Missouri constituencies.
  4. Support the Associate Dean of Clinical Education in identifying/developing high-quality clinical rotation/graduate training opportunities as warranted.
  5. Explore ATSU capacity to develop/sustain a Center of Osteopathic Rural Health Research and Wellness.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Design/execute promising strategies to align/advance ATSU, KCOM, & Missouri AHEC strategic directions.
  2. Develop effective relationships with federal/state governmental offices, academic institutions, and others to address program and public policy priorities and build collaboration.
  3. Convene committed experts/stakeholders to address the health care needs of underserved communities.
  4. 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
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Goal- and outcomes-oriented

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