National Institute on Aging

University of the Pacific — Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Pacific Pathways for Health Professions

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director Pacific Pathways for Health Professions

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Sponsored Projects, the Program Director for the Pacific Pathways for Health Professions (PPHP) program is responsible for leadership, management, and administration of the PPHP program. The Program Director is responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, ongoing review and assessment, reporting, and planning and development.

Program Information: The PPHP program is a new five (5) year grant funded collaboration between the Schools of Health Science, Dentistry, and Pharmacy to improve underrepresented student success along the pathway from recruitment into health professions programs at Pacific to employment in the health workforce.

The specific aims of the grant are:

  1. Diversify the healthcare workforce by:
    • Expanding recruitment events to underserved groups.
    • Establishing more holistic admissions practices.
  2. Retain and support underrepresented students by:
    • Providing comprehensive student support.
    • Augmenting the cultural/linguistic humility curriculum.
  3. Send healthcare workers to serve diverse populations in California by:
    • Expanding clinical training opportunities with underrepresented populations.
    • Providing career placement services into rural and Health Provider Shortage Areas (HPSA).

Essential Functions:

  1. Lead, plan, develop, implement, administer, and evaluate all aspects of the PPHP Program.
  2. Supervise all PPHP program staff and student workers as needed, monitoring workloads and performance; to include training, staff development, work distribution, performance appraisals, adherence to university policies and procedures, work schedules, and commendation or disciplinary procedures. Plan and conduct formal meetings with program staff and participating faculty.
  3. Recruit faculty and staff as needed to meet the needs of the program.
  4. Oversee the budget and manage program resources ethically and responsibly in accordance with University policy and terms of the grant.
  5. Oversee the PPHP program's annual promotional plan and long-range marketing plans, analyzing marketing data and effectiveness of all promotional activities in relation to the University and departmental marketing guidelines.
  6. Oversee development of the PPHP Program web page and promotional methods.
  7. Develop and manage events related to recruitment, admissions, student support, clinical education, and career counseling for underrepresented students.
  8. Develop policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program in accordance with funder and University policies and procedures to ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive treatment of prospective and enrolled students.
  9. Engage students, faculty, staff, and administrators across disciplines at Pacific in the development and growth of the PPHP Program to ensure meaningful collaboration. Engage external stakeholders, including community and healthcare organizations, to support program success.
  10. Oversee, plan, and conduct meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  11. Oversee program assessment to ensure the PPHP Program outcomes and goals are achieved.
  12. Lead annual grant reporting in accordance with funder requirements.
  13. Develop and teach curriculum related to student support and DEI.
  14. Support faculty development across Schools of Health, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, particularly related to student support and DEI.
  15. Oversee the develop wraparound services for underrepresented student success.
  16. Serve on internal and external committees and taskforces as requested by the Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Sponsored Projects. Serve on state and national professional committees as appropriate.
  17. Lead scholarship activities related to the program and support faculty with program related scholarship.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritizes policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctoral or terminal degree in a health-related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in health care delivery.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Documented leadership of interdisciplinary initiative.
  • Experience teaching health equity content.
  • Experience mentoring and advising students and faculty.
  • Documented evidence peer reviewed publications or other scholarly activity.
  • Experience working with information protected by FERPA and/or HIPPA requirements and/or the ability to process confidential materials with discretion.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, time management skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university or healthcare setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/TravelWork is primarily performed in an office environment. Work performed mostly during standard business hours. Work may require occasional evening and weekend hours to complete tasks. Some events on weekends/evenings are to be expected and will be scheduled with advance notice. Regular travel required to Sacramento, San Francisco and Stockton campuses, as well as off-site events in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.

Special Instructions:
For first consideration, please apply on or before March 31, 2023.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.