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Campus Director, Center for Population Health and Equity

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Full Time

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Campus Director, Center for Population Health and Equity

Joplin Campus

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Job Description:

The Kansas City University (KCU) Center for Population Health and Equity (CPHE) is seeking applicants for a full-time Campus Director to lead efforts at KCU's Joplin campus. The Campus Director will manage and champion activities within KCU's Transformational, Interprofessional Center, which includes academic, research, clinical service, and community outreach initiatives designed to improve population health and health equity. The Campus Director will also assist in the development of the CPHE's strategic mission, cultivate relationships across Joplin and surrounding areas, and work collaboratively with the Kansas City campus to ensure alignment and coordination.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a passion for advancing the practice of population health, engaging with community-based organizations, and developing innovative programs to transform policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as critical member of CPHE leadership team, strategizing approaches to driving systems-level change to improve health and health equity
  • Inventory current KCU-Joplin academic, research, clinical service, and community outreach activities that address population health and health equity
  • Provide campus-specific direction and context to the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives to improve the organization's population health and equity
  • Partner with operational leaders to conduct evidence-based improvement efforts that support population health and health equity
  • Design and implement quality improvement projects to support high-quality student volunteer opportunities
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels within CPHE and with other KCU departments
  • Identify trends and make recommendations or changes to existing programs to reflect organizational needs
  • Regularly monitor health outcomes that impact Joplin and the surrounding areas
  • Supervise and lead a team of staff members in alignment with CPHE and KCU goals
  • Assist in grant application preparation and management
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization

Other and Supportive Functions:
  • Maintain professional relationships with public health, community health, and private health care organizations
  • Maintain awareness of federal and state-imposed laws and regulations relevant to population health and equity
  • Stay abreast of trends and emerging strategic opportunities in the areas of population health, health equity and health outcomes and health-related technological advancements
  • Pursue population health research efforts where appropriate
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility through effective budget management
  • Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, preparing documentation)
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Actively participate in team and University meetings

  • Doctorate in health professions (MD/DO, DMD, PhD, PharmD, DPH, or equivalent), advanced practice degree (DNP, PA, or equivalent), or clinical degree with additional graduate credentials (RN/MPH, RN/MBA, or equivalent)
  • Applicable clinical licensure in Missouri preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical practice experience preferred
  • Evidence of commitment to improving population health and health equity as demonstrated by work experience, research, thought leadership, and/or publications
  • Strong passion for population health and health equity and understanding of the latest evidence-based research to the area
  • Substantial administrative and program-building experience
  • Demonstrated leadership as an innovator, convener, ambassador, collaborator, partner and catalyst in mobilizing leaders from various institutional and community sectors around shared goals
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to a wide range of disciplines, interests, and constituencies represented at KCU and a deep commitment to population health and equity as part of its public mission
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to mentor and coach associates to continuously improve their performance and achieve positive outcomes for themselves, as well as for the programs they serve
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to work effectively and harmoniously with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with an ethnically, socio-economically, and socially diverse workforce
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other office technologies that support office efficiency

Physical Requirements:
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



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Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

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It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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