Summary: The Executive Director (ED) of the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation will be a creative leader who envisions innovation for the Center, using experience, resourcefulness and ingenuity to achieve the Center’s goals. The ED must be able to show a personal connection to the mission and distinguish the Center by worthy and relevant outcomes, including sustainable community partnerships.
The ED will establish a reputation for scholarly excellence; demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice; promote interprofessional education and practice; support the advancement of academic and practice partnerships; and foster meaningful community engagement initiatives. The successful candidate will be able to develop, execute, and evaluate the Center’s strategic plan, projects, and tactics, including a plan for marketing, increasing philanthropic support, and seeking funding from diverse sources. Additional responsibilities for the position include mentorship of faculty and students and assistance in scholarly writing.
Provide creative leadership and operational oversight for the Center’s strategic plan and special projects.
Participate in the identification, development, and implementation of innovative initiatives and programs of study relevant to healthcare priorities and healthy communities.
Contribute to developing academic/practice partnerships within KCON and GVSU, taking initiative to engage community members and university representatives to further the Center’s goals and objectives.
Partner with practice to build strong relationships and advance co-design and reciprocity assocated with education of nursing students.
Lead interprofessional initiatives to strengthen relationships and partnerships.
Lead, plan, implement, and evaluate events/programs sponsored by the Wesorick Center that contribute to the mission and vision of the Center.
Provide direction and leadership to the Wesorick Center’s Advisory Board.
Identify and advance opportunities for revenue streams that will ensure the financial sustainability of the Center, including development of a business plan, funding proposals, and partnerships between businesses, philanthropies, or external entities to support the work of the Center.
Collaborate with University Development on communication and promotion of the center; and raising funds for the Center.
Contribute to the teaching mission within the Kirkhof College of Nursing in area of expertise (up to 25% of workload or 7 credits/year).
Earned doctorate in nursing or related discipline from an accredited institution
Must be a Registered Nurse and eligible for RN licensure in Michigan
A scholar with a health-related background
A personal record of creative leadership and successful innovation
Experience with procurement of financial support, to include grant writing
Organizational and interpersonal skills
Must be visionary and results oriented
Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to share the message of the Center to diverse populations
Ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with individuals and organizations
Background in higher education.
Background in health, health policy and/or health care systems.
Experience that has afforded opportunity to understand entrepreneurial skills, business model design, and design thinking
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: Kirkhof College of Nursing
Campus: Grand Rapids
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance with the system, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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