EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EASTERN AHEC/ASSOCIATE DEAN, BSOM
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

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In the role of Executive Director of Eastern AHEC (EAHEC), this individual directs and manages a 23-county AHEC Center with 17 faculty members and 24 support staff. Working with East Carolina University Division of Health Sciences, regional health care entities and providers, and the NC AHEC Program, the Executive Director supervises a multidisciplinary continuing education program for all health professionals practicing in the region. EAHEC provides over 1,500 continuing education programs per year. The Executive Director, working with appropriate individuals in The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) and other health science schools, directs planning and support for community-based educational experiences for medical students, residents, and other health science students. He/she also fosters collaboration with health care agencies and community leadership in developing new health care initiatives and projects designed to enhance the well-being of the people of the region. He/she may also be required to perform a variety of other tasks in service of the mission, and to oversee evolution of the AHEC to meet the needs associated with the changing healthcare environment.

The Executive Director reports to the EAHEC Board of Directors and the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Brody School of Medicine.

As the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME) this individual directs and manages a CME program in keeping with the BSOM's mission. The BSOM and EAHEC jointly support and administer to the Office of CME. The Associate Dean has administrative responsibility for quality educational activities, which are planned and implemented in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) national accreditation standards. While the main focus is CME for the eastern NC region, some BSOM CME activities are directed to a broader national audience. The Office of CME provides almost 1000 accredited events per year including in-house rounds and conferences at the BSOM, large regional conferences, outreach CME activities, performance improvement CME and there are limited opportunities for internet-based CME. It is important that the individual in these positions synergistically maximize the resources of EAHEC and the BSOM directed toward fulfilling the mission of both institutions.

Additionally the Associate Dean may have limited responsibilities in the BSOM for teaching students. Other responsibilities within the BSOM will be assigned by the Dean as appropriate given the interests and expertise of the individual in the role.

As Associate Dean this individual holds a faculty appointment in the clinical department of his/her medical discipline and reports administratively to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of The Brody School of Medicine.

He/she must be a person of impeccable integrity with a record of acknowledged leadership as an educator, clinician and administrator as well as inspire confidence and respect from within EAHEC, the NC AHEC Program, the academic community, officials of hospitals and other health care settings in the region and the public in general; promote personal professional growth and strive to impact the quality of health care in the region and improve health care delivery in eastern NC.

A high sense of personal values for keeping abreast of technological developments in health care, workforce development, academics and adult education is important. Sensitivity to the challenges and needs of practitioners, community practices and hospitals is equally important. Personal qualities of exemplary character, commitment, flexibility, diplomacy and superb communication skills are essential.

Minimum Qualifications

The EAHEC Executive Director/BSOM Associate Dean for CME shall hold the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
The incumbent shall have a strong background in medical education and experience with, and appreciation for all health care disciplines. It is important that the individual have a strong sense of commitment to academic excellence and to life-long learning, and the capability to further a strong continuing education program for health professionals. It is essential that the individual possess educational attitudes and skills, which will serve health professionals with effective state-of-the-art learning and practice support opportunities.

CLINICAL BACKGROUND
The prospective EAHEC Executive Director/BSOM Associate Dean for CME should have had significant experience in a clinical discipline and thus have an understanding of clinical practice and health care service especially in a rural setting. This involves a strong commitment to meeting rural, minority and disadvantaged health care needs. Working successfully with a variety of specialists and health professionals is important in providing a broad insight into the learning and support needs of practicing health professionals and the ability to assess the healthcare needs of the region.

ADMINISTRATIVE
The individual should have significant administrative experience such as, a department chair, division director, residency director or academic or other healthcare-related unit director where their success can be assessed from their record and from peer opinions. Experience in positions of progressive responsibility is highly desirable. The EAHEC Executive Director/BSOM Associate Dean will be in a position to collaborate with the medical school's clinical departments in strengthening and expanding their clinical and educational services in the region in partnership with the multidisciplinary/inter-professional resources of EAHEC and the health care facilities in the region.

The incumbent should have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of health service and educational entities and must be capable of interacting with a representative advisory body or board of directors. It is important for the Executive Director to have a background that will enable effective interaction with elected officials and governing bodies at the university, hospital, local, regional, state and national levels.

The individual should be capable of selecting a highly competent professional staff and delegating appropriate responsibilities for carrying out decisions. The ability to manage large budgets and exercise fiscal responsibility is important. Effective management, organizational, interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills are essential to the job.

Special Instructions to Applicants

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and at least four references (including names, titles, relationship, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses), online.

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