The Rural Health Initiative Program Coordinator serves as the lead resource over the day-to-day operations, planning and implementation of a standardized program to be delivered to students, from high-school to the undergraduate level, by Assistant Deans and Medical Students of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine at each of the Statewide Campus locations. The incumbent will be assisting in the development and implementation of a program to increase students’ interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Duties will also include interaction with Admissions and Pre-Clinical Education to identify rural emphasis students in Years 1 & 2, as well as Graduate Medical Education to identify potential mentors in West Virginia osteopathic residency programs. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Predoctoral Education. .
General Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates/manages the daily operations of the Rural Health Education Initiative;
Manages financial and budgetary aspects of grant program;
Coordinate production of a standardized program to be delivered to designated high school classes (Biology, Health Education) and undergraduate college students by Assistant Deans and medical students;
Coordinate development of selection criteria and manage process for selecting students both:
For the Rural Emphasis program;
Pipeline Programs for High School and Undergraduate Levels;
Oversee the establishment and/or maintenance of a tracking database for the program;
Initiate and direct the coordination of events related to this initiative, from planning and advertising, to contracting for services from vendors, to registration and event completion;
Oversee the process of writing and producing promotional materials such as letters, flyers, schedules, brochures for program to which assigned;
Make recommendations for and approves major purchases of supplies for the program;
Deals with administrative problems and inquiries, coordinating communications and activities with other departments;
Develops and presents training or informational programs and presentations using PowerPoint;
Attend on- and off-campus meetings as necessary in regards to the program, typically to the six Statewide Campus locations
Prepare reports on program outcomes
Performs related duties as assigned or as directed.
Compensation This is a grant funded, full time, nonclassified position and is exempt from FLSA regulations concerning overtime. Base salary is $48,000, though commensurate with education and experience, plus a full state benefit package.
Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and may require evening and weekend scheduling as needed. The weekly schedule for this position will be established between the supervisor and the employee and approved given the needs of the department and the institution.
This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.
Applications are considered confidential and references are not contacted until later in the search process. The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to reason logically so as to effectively analyze and solve problems;
Demonstrated strong managerial, organizational and personnel skills;
Proven skill in supervision;
Manage budget and necessary expenditures;
Ability to problem solve and make appropriate recommendations;
Demonstrated ability to create and implement programs and/or events;
Ability to work independently, with a minimum of direction and under broad guidelines;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to multitask and to handle several competing priorities at one time;
Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare written materials and to communicate clearly and concisely with broad and diverse groups of individuals and to work with diverse constituencies;
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;
Demonstrated ability to apply solid judgment, discretion and initiative in performing a variety of complex tasks;
Time management to coordinate and prioritize many different tasks, determine relative importance of each, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner;
Ability to rapidly learn the culture, operations and policies of WVSOM.
Licensure/Certification Required This position requires the candidate to have a valid driver’s license as travel is required.
Education and Experience Master's degree in a related field and two to four (2-4) years of experience working in an administrative capacity in a field directly related to the one to which assigned; OR a bachelor’s degree in a related field with relevant experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Supervisory experience is highly desired.
About West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one...-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!