Director of the School of Allied Health

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Classification:Administrative Management 3
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Health Profession

Position Summary: The College of Health invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Allied Health. This position has a start date of July 1, 2017. The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the largest divisions within the College of Health and encompasses the following programs: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Fire and Emergency Services, Pharmacy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dietetics & Nutrition, and Surgical Technology. A qualified candidate will work with faculty, staff, students and community partners to promote excellence in the School of Allied Health’s academic programs. The individual will have oversight of the School’s budgets and is responsible for the recruitment, supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff. He or she will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School and serve as an advocate for the School’s programs. Candidates are required to have demonstrated successful leadership in a collaborative team environment, significant experience developing and maintaining good public relations within an institution, significant experience working in a diversified workforce in a multi-cultural setting and familiarity with accreditation procedures and national standards in the career and technical education fields. This position requires knowledge of the healthcare industry in Alaska and healthcare workforce training needs.

Position:   Director of the School of Allied Health

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage multiple allied health instructional programs
  • Participate as member of the College of Health leadership team and UA statewide Allied Health Alliance
  • Act as a liaison between all levels of university leadership and faculty
  • Serve as an intermediary with health care providers and facilities to support training
  • Ensure required allied health faculty positions on college-wide committees are filled
  • Seek membership on college and university committees that promote and support School of Allied Health goals
  • Work with community partners to promote excellence in allied health professions
  • Communicate regularly with faculty and staff to disseminate information pertaining to the university, college, school, and healthcare community
  • Supervise, manage, and mentor faculty and staff
  • Evaluate the conduct and performance of faculty and staff
  • Recommend and take corrective action concerning faculty, staff, and students
  • Mediate faculty and student relations and grievances
  • Promote continuing education and professional development for faculty and staff
  • Assist faculty with program review, outcomes assessment, and curriculum development
  • Provide leadership in meeting accreditation standards
  • Provide guidance with applying for and maintaining programmatic accreditation
  • Aid departments in developing and maintaining community advisory committees
  • Ensure laboratory and clinic operations run according to established university and risk management procedures
  • Budget, plan, and forecast for facility, maintenance, equipment, staffing, and program needs that involve multiple funding sources and reporting requirements
  • Operate in accordance with all accounting regulations and university procurement procedures
  • Prioritize organizational needs based on current and forecasted budgets
  • Recruit for faculty and staff vacancies and advocate for additional faculty and staff needs
  • Facilitate faculty appointments and monitor workloads
  • Identify additional programs and courses necessary to meet new or increased healthcare needs of the state and aid in their development
  • Write and administer grants, contracts, and initiative-funded efforts
  • Maintain allied health-related professional licensure/certification
  • Teach one or more allied health courses as needed or required


 Required Knowledge:

      • Post-secondary educational systems
      • Healthcare delivery systems 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in critical and creative thinking
  • Effective problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Proficiency with office software, including Microsoft Office Suite 

Required Experience:

  • Direct patient care-related work in an allied health profession for a minimum of five years
  • Post-secondary institution or organization instruction (minimum of two years full-time equivalency)
  • Healthcare or educational setting leadership/management
  • Healthcare or educational personnel supervision

Experience Preferred:

  • Budgeting, planning, and forecasting
  • Grant writing and contract administration
  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Classroom and distance education delivery
  • Community partnership development and maintenance
  • Accreditation of educational program(s) in healthcare

  Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree (in a health-related field preferred); Master's degree or higher preferred
  • Current certification or license in an allied health field
  • Education and credentialing that meets requirements to teach in an allied health field

Submit electronically: (NOTE:  This software only allows three files to be uploaded.  Please merge files of documents into no more than three files before uploading.)

  • Resume or vita
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of certifications and/or licenses for an allied health field(s) 
  • Copy of transcript for highest level of education*

*Successful applicants must provide official, unopened transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.  

To be eligible for this position, candidates must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Salary:  DOE

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
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