Academic Coordinator II (80-100% time): Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership University of California San Francisco
Position Justification Summary MS-HAIL is a self-supporting hybrid online-on-campus program and thus is responsive to specific fiscal and programmatic demands. As a self-supporting program, full program costs, including but not limited to faculty instructional costs, program support costs, student services costs, and overhead are covered exclusively from student fees rather than from State General Funds. Since opening in 2014, approximately 140 students have completed the program.
Programmatic characteristics of a self-supporting program that require specialized coordination include but are not limited to management of non-traditional student populations, distinctive admission and student financial services oversight, variable market-factor management, and ongoing management of unique UCSF campus systems and policies for the online program. Close curricular management and coordination of program faculty and students activities are critical for sustainability and growth.
MS HAIL, the first hybrid online-on-campus interprofessional graduate degree program at UCSF is housed in the School of Nursing Dean’s Office and has its academic home in the Department of Community Health Systems. The program currently attracts students from across the State and the Country. The program is looking for an Academic Coordinator to collaborate as a full partner of the leadership team comprised of the Program Director, the Curriculum Director and the Student Services/Operations Manager. As part of this team, the incumbent will proactively provide direction, oversight and daily operational support for the program. Key functions of the position require core competencies of critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, and customer service to achieve the short and long term goals of the program. The incumbent will develop effective relationships with all key stakeholders including UCSF faculty, staff and students as well as with campus partners that support instructional and programmatic services for the program.
The MS-HAIL program and operational structure is a model to develop other self-sustaining programs in the School of Nursing and across the UCSF campus as new initiatives are explored and developed. The incumbent in the Academic Coordinator position will serve as a consultant and adviser on future initiatives. The unique needs of the MS-HAIL program and the breadth of knowledge required to manage the hybrid teaching environment require careful selection of a candidate that is both grounded in education and healthcare.
Essential Functions: The general responsibilities of this position are as follows: a. Serve as the Associate Curriculum Director for the MS-HAIL program; b. Work closely with the Curriculum Director to ensure accreditation standards from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) are met; c. Take the lead role in developing, implementing, and evaluating the MS-HAIL online interprofessional curriculum;
Collaborate with program faculty on course development to ensure program standards are maintained;
Coordinate quarterly and annual course design revisions as needed;
Coordinate activities with the program Instructional Designer to facilitate smooth delivery of content to students;
Provide support and coverage for faculty as needed;
Participate in On-Campus sessions;
Organize student activities;
Collaborate with the Associate Deans of Education from the 4 UCSF Professional Schools to develop and evaluate the MS-HAIL curriculum;
Serve as a member of the MS-HAIL Coordinating Committee and Admissions Team
Prepare course approval submissions
d. Develop and update policies and procedures as needed; e. Coordinate all administrative practicum arrangements with student workplace mentors for approximately 35 Master’s students per year across California and the country; f. Take a lead role in reviewing applications (approximately 100/twice yearly); g. Provide leadership in the MS-HAIL program team to organize and monitor enrollment processes with the UCSF Graduate Division and the UCSF Registrar’s Office; h. Coordinate and manage the implementation of a student evaluation system;
Assist the MS-HAIL program director and faculty with evaluation of the new self-sustaining program of study, including fiscal and curricular indicators;
Develop key portions of the annual report for the program
Prepare other program reports as needed
i. Initiate grant applications to support the MS-HAIL program development; j. Perform other duties as assigned.
At minimum, a Master’s Degree in a discipline or specialty area related to healthcare field (e.g. Healthcare Professional, Administration or Program Management, Business, Economics, Public Health, etc.).
Excellent analytical skills including project and process management.
Excellent judgment and outstanding interpersonal skills (both verbal and written).
Demonstrated excellence in customer service, teamwork, strategic planning, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
Experience working with diverse student and faculty populations.
Experience working in healthcare educational programs.
Doctoral Degree in a discipline or specialty area related to healthcare field (e.g. Healthcare Professional, Administration or Program Management, Business, Economics, Public Health, etc.).
Experience with curricular oversight and online education.
Experience with start-up or new program development.
Appointees in the Academic Coordinator title are in administration and will be expected to administer academic programs that provide service related to the teaching or research mission of the University. The academic program overseen by an Academic Coordinator must be fundamentally academic in nature, involving University research activities or activities requiring judgments relating to University instruction. Appointees in the Academic Coordinator title must have a professional background of academic training and/or experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.