The University of Florida's Area Health Education Centers, which
has been part of UF’s Health Science Center for over thirty years
now, is seeking a Program Director to assume the leadership of this
program with a 0.30 FTE commitment to this effort. AHEC focuses on
academic and community partnerships for developing a health care
workforce to best meet the needs of Florida’s diverse population,
particularly those who are disadvantaged and medically underserved.
UF AHEC also provides tobacco prevention and treatment training,
systems change consultation and support for health care facilities,
and direct cessation services as an integral part of Tobacco Free
Florida. UF AHEC has a 37-county service area, spanning from Marion
and Volusia Counties to the south and then covering all of north
central Florida and west throughout the Florida Panhandle.
UF AHEC receives over $5,000,000 annually from the Florida
Department of Health (tobacco settlement funding) and from HRSA for
directing, managing and evaluating the statewide Model AHEC
Program. Over 75% of the funding is distributed to affiliated AHEC
Centers (four non-profit organizations originally developed by UF
AHEC) via subcontracts to complete the required activities and
defined services within their geographic regions.
The AHEC Program Director serves as the Principal Investigator for
the federal grant and state contract, and thus has leadership
responsibilities for both. Along with that comes opportunities to
be involved in state and national AHEC organizations focused on the
AHEC mission. This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean
for Educational Affairs, UF COM.
- Serve as the Principal Investigator for the Federal HRSA Model
AHEC grant, which is currently in its fifth of five years. PI is
currently required to serve on the COM Admissions Committee; active
involvement in the Interview Committee accepted. Writing of the new
22-27 statewide grant will begin in January.
- Further develop and chair a statewide Advisory Board for the
- Participate in designated statewide and federal conference
calls, such as required calls with our HRSA project manager,
statewide Program Directors’ calls, etc.
- Supervise two long-standing Associate Directors (Research
Administration and Education and Training), which would involve
ongoing knowledge of their programs and performance.
- Review and approve contracts and other documents through the UF
system, such as purchases, travel, effort reporting, and annual
space allocations and inventory.
- Assist with connecting AHEC services and opportunities with the
Preceptorship Director, Health Systems Science Domain Directors,
and other key leaders within the COM/HSC.
- Provide COM input and expertise to the writing of the 2022-2027
federal grant as well as for other grant and service opportunities
that arise (COVID and/or Opioid education).
- Participate in select tobacco leadership calls and meetings,
such as attending statewide Tobacco Advisory Council meetings
and/or meeting with DOH leadership.
- Establish working relationships with UF AHEC’s four Center
Directors and strive for a knowledge of their specific regions,
unique strengths, and opportunities.
- MD, DO or PhD degree
- Meets criteria to hold UF COM faculty position.
- Three years’ experience in medical education with educational
leadership at some level
- Knowledge of health systems science (e.g. social/structural
determinants of health, cultural humility, health disparities,
- Experience in career counseling and mentoring.
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
- Ability to create and oversee a successful team working
- Supervisory experience managing and coordinating work across
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective
interaction with diverse groups and individuals.
- Commitment to inclusion and diversity.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, student
body, and administration.
- Experience in budget and resource management.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state and university laws and
policies, including FERPA, HIPAA, Title VI, Title IX, and ADA.
- High degree of initiative, discretion, and commitment to
- Excellent judgment to handle sensitive and confidential
- Knowledgeable about the COM curriculum
- Familiarity with UF AHEC services and the regions served
- Interest and expertise in tobacco cessation
- Interest in serving rural and disadvantaged populations
- Curriculum development and assessment experience
Candidates must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com and
should include a letter of interest outlining their special
qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae.
Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and
will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.
- Cover letter reflecting interest in the position and vision for
The program director is provided 0.3 FTE salary support and
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity
Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance
with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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