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Dean, College of Health

Employer
Touro University Nevada
Location
Nevada, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Dean, College of Health & Human Services

Job Locations
US-NV-Henderson

Requisition ID
2021-7474

Position Type
Full-Time

Schedule Shift
Day

Hours Per Week
38


Overview
The Dean of the College of Health and Human Services serves as the administrative leader of the College. He/she is responsible for the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs, which promotes the educational, research and service missions of the University. The Dean will supervise accreditation efforts for each school, work to foster scholarship efforts by the faculty in the College, and provide guidance to each program's curricular and assessment activities. He/she is responsible for the preparation of the budgetary proposals, to assure adequate resources for fulfilling the mission of the College, according to the principles of sound academic and administrative management. The Dean of CHHS will work collaboratively with the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dean for the Division of Student Affairs, Vice Provost, the Chief Operating Officer, and other key University administrators. He/she will work to build innovative partnership opportunities across and among various entities and educational institutions to further the goals of the University.

The Dean will maintain Touro University Nevada's commitment to excellence; support the mission, goals, programs, and community service activities of Touro University Nevada including its Judaic heritage. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to intellectual pursuit, service to humanity, and social justice.

Responsibilities
1. Provides leadership for academic programs within the College of Health and Human Services including School of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, and School of Education and directs all administrative duties within the College.
1.1. Leads, manages and mentors school Program Directors, Associate Dean, Executive Assistant, and Administrative Contract Coordinator. Hires, evaluates, supervises direct reports.
Oversees/manages direct reports (defining/outlining roles and responsibilities, serves as an effective leader/mentor guiding direct reports toward optimal performance, providing guidance and clarity, facilitates discussions, reviewing/conducting performance evaluations, assisting with deadline attainment, personnel issues, etc.) Encourages faculty development within College.
1.2. Assures each program's compliance with their respective academic discipline, specific accreditation standards, regional accreditation, and state and federal regulations; Contributes to College's compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of all programs (faculty adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.).
1.3. Develops and maintains current, accurate policies and protocols (evaluating content, clarifying and minimizing redundancies, reviewing regularly, initiating changes, collaborating with appropriate internal and external partners, implementing/ disseminating updates, etc.) ensuring adherence in accordance with established policy and procedures approved by the Executive Committee.
1.4. Advocates appropriately for students, faculty, and staff within the College. Manages faculty, staff, and student relationships (monitoring performance, assessing needs, working to identify at-risk situations, recommending appropriate supportive measures, and referring to appropriate College resources), participates in the development/deployment, maintenance and enhancement of the faculty/staff adequacy model (serving on teams/task forces, gathering data, providing input/feedback, assisting with the implementation, etc.).
1.5. Conducts regular team meetings (establishing agendas, setting dates and times, facilitating the exchange of information) to proactively enhance and improve college efficiencies as a component of the development and in attainment of strategic planning outcomes measures (assessing performance and outcomes measures, evaluating needs/services, providing constructive feedback, implementing necessary changes, providing educational enrichment opportunities to faculty and staff, disseminating material, etc.).
1.6. Serves as the appeal officer for processes as defined by University Policy; addresses student concerns in collaboration with the Dean of Students.

2. Articulates a vision for the College with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement, faculty development, the advancement of research and scholarly activity, and collaboration across the University.
2.1. Responsible for faculty development, emphasizing the expansion and growth of scholarly work, research, and overall academic leadership development.
2.2. Ensures each academic program's curriculum contains the essential elements (quality, integrity, adequacy, consistency, student use/results/impact etc.) as defined by the relevant governing accreditation body requirements and the College's mission (ensuring appropriateness of educational experiences, monitoring performance, tracking all data and activity, implementing modifications to ensure commitment to excellence and high quality outcomes, providing constructive feedback, documenting findings, etc.).
2.3. Constructs and implements strategies for continuous curricular improvement (identifying opportunities to build and enhance the educational experience, implementing "checks and balances" to test effectiveness, evaluating results against established standards and criteria, coordinating, directing, implementing changes, etc.) including faculty effectiveness, workforce analysis, contributing to the design and implements faculty enrichment and professional development.
2.4. Promotes interprofessional education across all academic programs within CHHS and also the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

3. Actively engages in the advancement of the College.
3.1. Contributes to the College's reputation/brand of being one of the leading health science institutions (monitoring outcomes, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying techniques, etc.).
3.2. Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, (internal and external partners, other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.) promoting relationships with the College and University.
3.3. Promotes and represents the College at local, state, and national events (attending and participating in conferences, serving as a speaker/presenter, networking with colleagues to foster program development, participating in various community opportunities, etc.).
3.4. Contributes to media relations. Coordinates with the Office of Advancement on all media contacts, communications, and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
3.5. Coordinates with the Office of Advancement on legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, whether in official College capacity or with a national, state or local organization.
3.6. Serves on various committees and teams within the University (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment) to include advising and mentoring.
3.7. Demonstrates knowledge of and maintains compliance with all institutional policies and procedures as outlined in University Policy and the Faculty Handbook.

4. Demonstrates budget and administrative expertise.
4.1. Leads annual budget process for the College. Advocates for resources where needed and appropriate.
4.2. Oversees /manages college budgets, ensuring adherence to College practices (preparing and submitting annually, monitoring expenditures, reconciling monthly, examining income/expense statements, assessing needs [operating and capital], ensuring optimal utilization of facilities and resources, following protocols, formulating recommendations, effectively documenting, etc.).
4.3. Contributes to facility planning, space allocation, and IT resource distribution.

5. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education:
• Earned terminal doctorate, Ed.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.Sc., etc. or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Experience:
• Minimum of five years experience as an academic Program Chair, Program Director, Assistant, Associate, or Dean or equivalent administrative leadership experience in professional health sciences school.
• Associate Professor rank or higher. Experience teaching at the graduate level.
• Experience as a board certified clinician such as, but not limited to, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Pharmacist, etc. Knowledge and proficiency in both program specific health science accreditation and university wide regional accreditation.
• A record of successful, peer-reviewed scholarly activity/research.
• Proven experience in teaching, educational design and evaluation, scholarly activity, and academic leadership in a medical education setting appropriate. Demonstrated leadership and proven record of establishing successful collaborative programs in the community and with clinics, health care centers, hospitals and or other external partners.
• Experience gaining extramural funding (grants, donations, endowments) preferred.

Skills & Abilities:
• Must have excellent organization, management, and communication skills. Excellent presentation/public speaking and interpersonal skills. High emotional intelligence, with a capacity to negotiate and find win-win solutions.
• High level of integrity. Demonstrates moral ethical leadership.
• Promotes diversity, social justice and inclusiveness.
• Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and self-disciplined.
• Demonstrates abilities in consensus building and conflict resolution.
• Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents.
• Willing to work effectively in a team environment with peers, giving/receiving collegial advice.
• Must have sound, rational decision making skills and the ability to hold firm in challenging and/or adverse situations.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, lead faculty and staff to optimal levels of productivity, balance multiple projects in stressful situations, while meeting deadlines and maintaining positive relations.
• Excellent follow-through skills essential. Demonstrate competence in designing curriculum and ability to institute a comfortable learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum with a vision for growth.

Application Requirements:
• CV
• Cover letter that expresses your interest in this specific position at this specific institution.

**SPECIAL NOTICE**

As we work to keep everyone safe and healthy, Touro will be requiring every student and employee to be fully vaccinated prior to coming on campus, starting June 1, 2021. Medical or religious exemptions can be requested through Human Resources or Student Health. A comprehensive policy regarding vaccinations has been distributed to the campus.

Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA"), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

To Apply, visit:
https://tuncareers-touro.icims.com/jobs/7474/dean-chhs/job?mode=view

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