The Director of Student Services is responsible for developing and implementing programs that will foster success for students entering the health professions. This includes programs to prepare and encourage high school students; programs that support both college and community college students, primarily the NC AHEC Scholars Program; and programs to link health professions students with the pipeline students and the community. The AHEC Scholars Program will deliver didactic education and clinical exposure to health professions students, and will address interprofessional practice, diversity, social determinants of health, population health, quality improvement, and other skills to improve the care of patients in today's practice settings. As Director of Student Services, the Director will also participate in the Health Sciences CHEC (Community Health-Education Experience Coalition) program. The Director of Student Services will report directly to the Eastern AHEC Executive Director and will also work collaboratively with the Director of Student Services at the Eastern AHEC office in Elizabeth City on strategic initiatives and action plans to expand and strengthen the pipeline programs/services offered by Eastern AHEC in both reach and scope.
In addition to Student Services, the director will be expected to plan and implement educational programs for practicing health professionals in collaboration with other Eastern AHEC continuing professional development faculty and constituents across our region.
The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Student Services include:
Student Services Assessment and Outreach
Developing collaborative relationships between Eastern AHEC and partners including East Carolina University undergraduate health programs and health professions schools, regional community colleges, Elizabeth City State University, and other community-based organizations to provide programs, services, and student experiences
Monitoring, workforce trends and issues regionally and statewide, working with key individuals in the region and across the state.
Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of all outreach and enrichment programs and activities.
Student Services Program Implementation
Planning and implementing educational programs, conferences, and activities designed to increase awareness of health careers and recruitment of academically prepared students into health careers, with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.
Establishing & implementing Youth Health Service Corps curriculum in high schools located in the 23 counties of Eastern AHEC's region.
Collaborating with schools where there is an established, successful Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) program to augment program goals.
Establishing & implementing the NC AHEC Scholars program in the Eastern AHEC region, collaborating with Area L AHEC as needed.
Creating and fostering opportunities for health professions students on assignment in the local counties to link with the community and with pipeline students.
Student Services Administration of Program
Preparing budgets, program plans and tracking for outreach and enrichment programs.
Working collaboratively with others to write grant proposals to secure funds for programs and projects related to student services, including but not limited to, pipeline programs, academic enrichment, and service learning.
Supervising of others, which will include support staff and may include student workers
Participating in the statewide Health Careers and Workforce Diversity group meetings and activities and collaborating with the AHECORPCE (Office of Regional Primary Care Education) program as needed.
Student Housing and Clinical Preceptors
Responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Eastern AHEC housing sites and processes. oMonitor alignment of housing sites with clinical rotations, and suggest updates as needed oUpdate processes & policies Reservation decision tree Key management Housing Information
Preceptor payments / Benefits oUnderstand the Issues oMonitor and understand the preceptor data from NC AHEC
Student Services Website
Monitor the site to ensure it is up to date
Gather and make available to the public information on pipeline programs across the state to include Youth Health Service Corps, MedServe and health career camps
Market the housing and rural communities
Continuing Professional Development Activities
Collaborating with Eastern AHEC faculty and staff and regional healthcare systems, educational institutions, the NC AHEC program office, and other organizations to create and provide high quality, cost effective, and innovative educational activities for the region that improve patient outcomes
Assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating continuing professional development programs, including preparation and oversight of program budgets.
Following accreditation standards, initiating and managing credit applications for educational programs, and assuring that data is gathered and maintained such that accreditation and credit provided meets all applicable guidelines
Proven leadership, planning, organization, management, and verbal/written communication skills.
Ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and work with a wide range of educators, health professionals and students.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
Master's degree or Post baccalaureate credential in a field related to adult education or health professional field.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in either adult education or in a health field
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 955002
Organizational Unit Overview:
Eastern Area Health Education Center (Eastern AHEC) is a private, nonprofit educational organization affiliated with East Carolina University (ECU). The mission of Eastern AHEC, in accordance with the Statewide AHEC Program, is to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of NC. AHEC educational programs and information services are targeted toward:
Improving the distribution and retention of health care providers, with a special emphasis on primary care and prevention; Increasing the representation of minorities and disadvantaged populations in all health disciplines; Enhancing the quality of care and improving health care outcomes; Addressing the health care needs of underserved communities and populations.
Eastern AHEC functions in close collaboration with East Carolina University, and with the other NC University programs in Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, Medicine and Pharmacy, as well as other institutions of higher education. Eastern AHEC serves 23 counties in the eastern part of the state and is one of nine centers located in North Carolina. Governance is by a Board of Directors with representation from regional health care institutions, the community at large, and the community college system. Mental Health Education provides services to the five Area L counties as well as the 23 counties in our region.
The administrative structure of Eastern AHEC consists of an Executive Director and a Chief Administrative Officer. In addition to the administrative leaders, EAHEC has Directors for the following departments:
Continuing Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Education
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