Northeast Ohio Medical University — Executive Director, Center for Integrated Primary and Mental Healthcare

The Executive Director of Center for Integrated Primary and Mental Healthcare (CIPMHC) reports to the Executive Chair of Integrated Primary and Mental Healthcare. This position will work closely and in concert with, executive directors, department chairs, deans, members of the executive management team and other key constituents utilizing LEAN principles to advance the focus areas within the departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics while promoting health care transformation and innovative models for integrated primary and mental health care. Responsibilities include oversight of clinical operations, strategy design, fiscal management, personnel, space utilization, planning, and development.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Functional Responsibilities

  1. Operations and Strategic Initiatives – Provides executive leadership for CIPMHC operations; developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives; creative and economic endeavors; space utilization; communications; and planning. Establishes streamlined processes and procedures aligning CIPMHC goals strategically. Leads implementation of LEAN principles and promotes a culture of continuous improvement. Represents the CIPMHC initiatives as it interfaces with the university and clinical communities. Provides project management oversight for programming within the CIPMHC focus areas of education, discovery and community service, and engagement including clinical operations.
  2. Budget and Finance – Provides fiscal planning and oversight. Oversees the annual CIPMHC budget process, submits requests, monitors expenses and resource allocation. Assists the department leaders in budget development by engaging and coordinating with key constituents to help balance the delivery of programs with available financial resources, including new academic programs, and new university business ventures. Work to strengthen the CIPMHC’s commitment to a culture of transparent decision-making, professional accountability, and shared financial success.
  3. Strategic Planning – Oversight of the facilitation, design, and implementation of the CIPMHC strategic plan and a shared value framework. This includes the development of an infrastructure that optimizes and actualizes all elements of the strategic plan and aligns with COM and NEOMED plans identifying risk, competitive landscape, and market position.
  4. Clinical Services Implementation – Direct the integration of external clinical infrastructure to manage the clinical practice and align with NEOMED strategic initiatives and action plans. Develop and align financial controls and metrics with reporting requirements. Plan and develop a phased in approach for expanded clinical services, including employee health services, opioid use disorder clinic, and external primary care services.
  5. Human Resources, Supervision, and Legal –Represents the CIPMHC on all personnel matters, including recruitment, long range position planning, performance management, and faculty by laws matters. Serves as a liaison between the CIPMHC and Human Resources and Legal. Promotes and advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. Supervises Director of Clinical Operations and administrative support staff, assigns special projects, provides project management oversight, and provides professional development opportunities.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

Education/Degrees: Master’s degree in higher education administration, mental health discipline, business administration or related field.

Experience: 5 years higher education, health care, and/or related experience required. LEAN Six Sigma certification preferred.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies

  • Experienced leader with a commitment to and passion for the education, research and service missions of the University
  • High professional standards and integrity
  • Ability to lead and manage organizational change
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to build and manage collaborative projects and teams
  • Highly developed analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and multi-task and set priorities
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills with experience in writing and editing
  • Excellent work ethic and high energy level
  • Proven skills in fiscal management
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions and design/implement plans
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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