Academic Coordinator

College of St. Joseph seeks an Academic coordinator faculty member for its developing Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountain State. This is a full-time position. The position reports to the Program Director/Chair, MMScPAS Department.

Duties & responsibilities

    • Development, implementation, mapping, review and revision of the didactic curriculum in accordance with established educational standards and practices.
    • Teach, evaluate and advise students.
    • Develop course syllabi, learning objectives.
    • Develop and maintain testing exam bank.
    • Develop and coordinate day-to-day didactic class schedules.
    • Responsible for didactic textbook review and selection.
    • Assist with preparation of grants and various reports
    • Assist with monitoring continuous self-study, data collection, data analysis and program accreditation activities.
    • Provide supervision, guidance and instruction to students during clinical medicine laboratories, small group sessions and summative evaluations.
    • Assist Program Director/Chair with budget planning, and tracking ongoing progress.
    • Member of MMScPAS Committees: PA Curriculum Committee, PA Student Progress Committee, PA Admissions Committee, PA Executive Committee
    • Participate in College Committees
    • Represent the MMScPAS Department in appropriate community activities.
    • Participate in professional development, scholarly and research activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Chair.

Qualifications

Experienced Physician Assistant with master’s degree from an ARC-PA accredited program required, doctorate degree desirable.  If the candidate does not have a Master’s degree, then we expect that the candidate will work toward acquiring such within three years of employment.   Current NCCPA Certification. Current Vermont PA license or eligible to be obtained within six months of employment. Experience in PA or higher education preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, planning, administrative and organizational skills; writing, knowledge of statistical evaluation and basic research skills. Strong attention to detail. Respect of confidentiality of position. Good general understanding of higher education organizational structure and administrative operations.
  • Capable negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Capable of supervising didactic instructors, adjunct faculty, guest lecturers, etc.
  • Must have advanced skills and be proficient in, data entry and maintenance.
  • People skills, resourceful, adaptable, positive attitude, sense of humor, and the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals are a must.
  • Must be physically able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. While performing required job tasks, incumbent must be physically able to remain seated frequently to continuously; and physically able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
  • Must possess dexterity abilities required to perform typing, operate a computer and other office equipment and related job responsibilities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be able to successfully complete a background check, and possess a clean, valid driver’s license. Incumbent must have the ability to travel both locally and nationally for the Program and the College.

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Clinical Coordinator

College of St. Joseph seeks a faculty member for its developing Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program in the heart of the Green Mountain State. This is a full-time clinical coordinator position.The position reports to the Program Director/Chair, MMScPAS Department.

This is a full-time exempt position and the excepted work schedule is Monday to Friday with one release day per week. Incumbent may need to be available early morning, evening and weekends to meet the needs of the institution. The schedule may vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities.

Duties & responsibilities

Clinical Coordination:

  • Oversee the administration and development of the clinical education phase of the program.
  • Develop and maintain clinical agreements.
  • Request and coordinate slots for clinical placements.
  • Request and coordinate integrated clinical placements.

Instructional:

  • Teach a variety of classes.
  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabus and college policy.
  • Continue to update and revise course content and teaching methodology in order to maintain currency and relevance.
  • Maintain familiarity with current texts, materials, teaching aids and techniques relative to courses within the discipline and recommend their adoption when appropriate.
  • Actively seek ways to improve instruction.
  • Provide advice and/or assistance to associate faculty in regard to course content and instructional materials.

Academic Advising:

  • Post and observe office hours for purposes of academic advising and student consultation. Hold office hours at times that are most convenient for students. Meet with students as needed by appointment.
  • Maintain general knowledge of degree requirements, programs and course transfer information.

Institutional Service:

  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled department, division and university-wide committees.
  • Actively participate in assisting the College in maintaining standards required for accreditation.
  • Participate in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies.
  • Attend other official College functions.
  • Perform other duties as determined in consultation with the Program Director/Chair of the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Maintain a program of personal and professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic disciplines.
  • Maintain scholarship activities in accordance with the College and ARC-PA.
  • Participate in community activities and services.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist others on an as needed basis.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Meet requirements articulated in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Expectations

  • Ability to handle highly confidential material, understanding that all College information should only be disclosed to others who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons. Have the ability to exercise and apply sound judgment and decision-making skills as well as the ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality of data.
  • Identify and secure clinical sites for all MMScPAS students to participate in clinical/preceptor rotations. Enhance clinical relationships to provide opportunities for programmatic growth both for the College as well as our students.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of instructional and educational methods and techniques. Remains current with any changes and revisions with ARC-PA standards; shares any changes and revisions with the other faculty members; and produces written reports of such changes for the Program Director/Chair for the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program and the Dean of faculty.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the MMScPAS clinical program and the quality of instruction and to recommend and institute changes to improve the overall quality.
  • Ability to work effectively, decisively and flexibly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Successful working independently as well as part of a team. Ability to identify problems and to propose feasible solutions. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication & working relationships with internal and external constituents. Ability to accept supervision, assignments, change, and correction.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of modern principles of management and supervisory methods, practices and techniques. Be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure. Possess strong leadership, counseling/advising and interpersonal qualities.
  • To coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses as assigned. Have the ability to teach the course material in ways that maximize student learning. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet and other interactive technology, when appropriate.
  • Excellent writing skills and the demonstrated ability to develop written reports and action plans. Ensures that appropriate and accurate communication is shared with administration, faculty, students and community members.
  • Provides timely communication regarding all aspects of the program to the Program Director/Chair.
  • Demonstrate a track record in, an aptitude for and/or a willingness to engage in research and other scholarly activities.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook as well as the ability to stay current with emerging office technologies.
  • Attends all regular faculty meetings.
  • Exemplary customer skills, including dealing effectively with the students, faculty, staff, and general public both in person and over the telephone.  Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers. Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all prospective as well as current students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The ability to travel.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner.
  • Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers.
  • Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the College of St. Joseph.

Position specifications and requirements

  • Ability to handle highly confidential material, understanding that all College information should only be disclosed to others who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons. Have the ability to exercise and apply sound judgment and decision-making skills as well as the ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality of data.
  • Identify and secure clinical sites for all MMScPAS students to participate in clinical/preceptor rotations. Enhance clinical relationships to provide opportunities for programmatic growth both for the College as well as our students.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of instructional and educational methods and techniques. Remains current with any changes and revisions with ARC-PA standards; shares any changes and revisions with the other faculty members; and produces written reports of such changes for the Program Director/Chair for the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program and the Dean of faculty.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the MMScPAS clinical program and the quality of instruction and to recommend and institute changes to improve the overall quality.
  • Ability to work effectively, decisively and flexibly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Successful working independently as well as part of a team. Ability to identify problems and to propose feasible solutions. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication & working relationships with internal and external constituents. Ability to accept supervision, assignments, change, and correction.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of modern principles of management and supervisory methods, practices and techniques. Be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure. Possess strong leadership, counseling/advising and interpersonal qualities.
  • To coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses as assigned. Have the ability to teach the course material in ways that maximize student learning. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet and other interactive technology, when appropriate.
  • Excellent writing skills and the demonstrated ability to develop written reports and action plans. Ensures that appropriate and accurate communication is shared with administration, faculty, students and community members.
  • Provides timely communication regarding all aspects of the program to the Program Director/Chair.
  • Demonstrate a track record in, an aptitude for and/or a willingness to engage in research and other scholarly activities.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook as well as the ability to stay current with emerging office technologies.
  • Attends all regular faculty meetings.
  • Exemplary customer skills, including dealing effectively with the students, faculty, staff, and general public both in person and over the telephone.  Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers. Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all prospective as well as current students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The ability to travel.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner.
  • Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers.
  • Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the College of St. Joseph.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be able to successfully complete a background check, and possess a clean, valid driver’s license. Incumbent must have the ability to travel both locally and nationally for the Program and the College.

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Assistant Director of Admissions

College of St. Joseph seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Admissions- CSJ Graduate Studies and Physician Assistant Programs who possesses a bachelor’s degree, (master’s preferred); with a minimum of three years’ experience working in a fast-paced sales/customer service department (College/University Admissions Office preferred. Physician assistant program preferred.). Key functions of the position: Implements and coordinates Admissions recruitment of the CSJ Graduate Programs and Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Department. Must be proficient in data management and possess excellent interpersonal, and organizational skills with high attention to details.

Duties & responsibilities

        • Plan, coordinate and carry out all daily activities related to MMScPAS and Graduate admissions functions.
        • CASPA and MMScPAS specific data base management, including data entry and running statistical reports; maintaining prospective applicant list.
        • Screen applications, create and maintain hard copy and computer files on active applicants;
        • Interpreting, recording and calculating transcript contents;
        • Verifying validity of transcripts and references;
        • Initiate, prepare, process, and/or monitor a variety of forms, records, schedules, reports, and other documents related to assigned admissions and administrative functions, ensuring timely and accurate completion and review of documents by department personnel, applicants, and/or individuals inside or outside of the College.
        • Plan and prepare a variety of regular and special reports related to assigned functions, involving background research, compiling and analysis of data from a variety of sources.
        • Advising prospective and active applicants regarding pre-requisite standing;
        • Meeting with prospective applicants to review their files, give advice on how to strengthen their applications, offer and/or arrange tours of the campus for prospective applicants;
        • Arrange and schedule applicant interviews in cooperation with the MMScPAS and Graduate programs;
        • Be well versed on the application requirements and procedures for entry into the CSJ Graduate and MMScPAS programs;
        • Be experienced in public presentation skills;
        • Be prepared and able to make recruitment presentations where needed as determined by the Director of Admissions, and/or the MMScPAS Director/Chair.
        • Must be exceptionally detail oriented and organized.
        • Must possess exceptional communication skills.
        • Must be advanced computer literate in data base operation, Word, Excel, or comparable software. Experience in bulk mailings, labels, and mail-merge functions are a plus.
        • Must demonstrate the ability to properly utilize, with high efficiency and precision, the student database software in which CSJ uses- Campus Cafe
        • Must demonstrate sensitivity, empathy and good judgment in dealing with the public     demands. Must be professional and able to maintain confidentiality.
        • Participation on Admissions Committees.
        • Confidentiality required, with the understanding and implementation of FERPA regulations.
        • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

        • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university and relevant administrative experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Experience in higher education admissions preferred, and a Master’s degree is a plus. If the candidate does not have a Master’s degree, then we expect that the candidate will work toward acquiring such degree while employed at CSJ.
        • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, planning, administrative and organizational skills; writing, math and basic research skills. Strong attention to detail. Respect of confidentiality of position. Good general understanding of higher education organizational structure and administrative operations.
        • Must have advanced skills and be proficient in, data entry and maintenance. Familiar with medical terminology desirable.
        • People skills, resourceful, adaptable, positive attitude, sense of humor, and the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals are a must.
        • Must be physically able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. While performing required job tasks, incumbent must be physically able to remain seated frequently to continuously; and physically able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
        • Must possess dexterity abilities required to perform typing, operate a computer and other office equipment and related job responsibilities.

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