Harvard University Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42575BR
Business Title Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses
School/Unit Harvard Medical School
Location USA - MA - Boston
Job Function Faculty & Student Services
Time Status Full-time
Department PME, Office of Curriculum Services
Salary Grade 057
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of Curriculum Services, the Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses, oversees the central administration of clinical courses and core clerkships in the Program in Medical Education (PME). The Assistant Director leads a team of staff including two Course Managers, a Clinical Course Coordinator, and a Clinical Course Assistant in the Office of Curriculum Services (OCS), who are responsible for central support of core clinical courses and clerkships across the four-year M.D. curriculum. The Assistant Director also serves as senior staff and programmatic liaison on clerkship committees in the core disciplines, as well as on clinical curriculum governance committees. The Assistant Director collaborates with PME leadership and faculty leaders on strategic planning for the clinical curriculum, curriculum redesign initiatives, academic policy issues and CQI and LCME accreditation efforts.The Assistant Director oversees and directs the workflow of the four-person team of OCS staff who centrally support the clinical courses and clerkships, including the first-year Practice of Medicine and Introduction to the Profession courses; the site-based clerkships in eight core disciplines, including central management of the Primary Care Clerkship; and the fourth-year clinical pharmacology and Capstone courses. In collaboration with the Director of Curriculum Services and Assistant Director for Basic and Social Science courses, the Assistant Director will play a key role in planning for a new series of Advanced Integrated Science Courses (AISCs) with clinical components in the Pathways curriculum, also serving as the course manager for at least two AISCs.The Assistant Director serves as the senior administrator and programmatic liaison on the core clerkship committees, ensuring that educational standards and academic polices are communicated and applied consistently across clinical teaching sites and disciplines. He/she serves as a resource for clerkship directors and administrators, staying apprised of current initiatives and making connections across committees, specifically in areas such as grading, mandatory requirements, CQI, technology systems, leadership appointments and LCME monitoring, ensuring that clerkships are compliant with current standards. He/she compiles data and prepares reports to inform curricular decision-making. The Assistant Director collaborates with the Associate Director of Curriculum Services, Teaching and Learning Technologies, to appropriately integrate educational technologies into the core clerkships and oversee the PCE Requirements Checklists. The Assistant Director also administers semi-annual all-clerkship director meetings and central student orientations for the Principal Clinical Experience (PCE), and convenes periodic meetings of PCE and clerkship site coordinators to promote communication and best practices. The Assistant Director serves as senior staff on several program-level clinical curriculum governance committees including the PCE Executive and Steering Committees, as well as the core sub-internship and advanced clinical electives subcommittees, working closely with the HMS Registrar. He/she communicates with the Director of Curriculum Services to ensure that curricular issues and policies requiring deliberation or approval are elevated to the appropriate governance bodies in a timely fashion. Duties & Responsibilities continued in the 'Additional Information' section.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience required, preferably in an academic setting.
Additional Qualifications Master’s degree preferred. Strong candidates will have a proven track record of leadership and administrative excellence, as well as superb organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities. Knowledge and understanding of M.D. curricula and/or the HMS clinical affiliate structure strongly preferred. Exemplary writing skills, keen attention to detail, sound judgment and diplomacy a must. Ability to think strategically about complex issues is critical. Incumbent will have demonstrated success in building and cultivating relationships and working collaboratively, as well as proven ability to manage multiple projects in a team culture. Candidate must have ability to work effectively with individuals at multiple levels of the school's hierarchy, from decanal to exempt and non-exempt positions across many units.
Additional Information Continuation of Duties & Responsibilities: The Assistant Director serves as a core member of the OCS leadership team, collaborating on strategic planning for the curriculum including: classroom and clinical space coordination; staffing and organization; anticipating conflicts and redundancies; making budget recommendations related to resources, technology and supplies for clinical courses/clerkships; ensuring that relevant expenditures meet budget requirements; and planning and implementing cross-curriculum initiatives such as the AISCs. He/she represents the clinical curriculum on various projects including preparation of academic calendars, updates to the student handbook, OASIS/Canvas implementation, Curriculum Inventory (CI) and curriculum mapping.
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