The Associate Dean of Experiential Education will oversee the clinical/experiential education across School of Pharmacy Health and Sciences (SPHS) programs, including our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA), Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC), and Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) programs.
This is an 80% appointment serving the PharmD Program, while the remaining 20% will support the other SPHS programs. The Associate Dean of Experiential Education will oversee all the Director(s) of Clinical Education/ Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Coordinators in SPHS' programs. The Associate Dean of Experiential Education will report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) was founded in 1997 as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, engineering, and genetics, focusing on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations. KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that allow students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences.
Located in beautiful Claremont, California, KGI is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and The Claremont Colleges Services, which provides shared institutional support services. Each nationally recognized college has its own campus, students and faculty, and distinctive mission, and each offers top-notch curricula, small classes, distinguished professors, and personalized instruction. The Claremont Colleges consistently place at the top of national college rankings, including Forbes, Money and U.S. News and World Report, and the Princeton Review.
Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates must have earned a PharmD degree, and be eligible for pharmacy licensure. The successful candidate will have prior administrative experience in an academic setting, a demonstrated leadership capacity, a strong record, and demonstrated ability to support the school’s experiential education.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Individuals must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
PharmD Specific Responsibilities include the following (80%):
- Serves as a liaison between preceptors, staff, and students in matters involving experiential education.
- Direct the coordination and implementation of a quality pharmacy practice experiential curriculum, including Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
- Serves as a course coordinator for all Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
- Oversees and assists with the creation of rotation objectives for each course.
- Works with OEE team members to identify new preceptors and practice sites.
- Manages communications related to experiential education.
- Collaborates with all OEE team members and the PharmD Program Director to continually review and improvement of processes and outcomes to ensure sustained excellence of the experiential education program at the School.
- Supervise the Clinical Coordinator.
Experiential education oversight of all SPHS programs (20%):
- Supports and participates in accreditation activities as required and in cooperation with other Program Directors/Associate/ Assistant Deans/ Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs of the School.
- Develop and oversee operational and strategic aspects of the experiential/clinical education program.
- Oversee all the Director(s) of Clinical Education/ Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Coordinators in SPHS programs.
- Reviews and approves new experiential education sites. Secures affiliation agreements for experiential education sites.
- Conducts and supervises site visits. Assists in developing appropriate assessment activities/reports
- Prepares volunteer/adjunct/affiliate clinical faculty appointments, reappointments, and evaluations.
- Provides oversight in achieving strategic initiatives, goals, and objectives related to clinical education.
- Makes sure that clinical education policies and procedures are followed.
- Works with experiential leads from all programs for preceptor and site recruitment, development, and recognition.
- Maintains a manual of policies and procedures for experiential education programs.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Individuals must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- Ability to articulate a clear vision that showcases the program’s strengths while developing new levels of excellence.
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
- Excellent time management skills and organizational skills
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
- Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.
- A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities with excellent organizational skills.
- Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.
- Ability to build consensus and proactively manage conflicts.
- Innovative and entrepreneurial.
Keck Graduate Institute has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Influenza Vaccination Program covering all employees and students. Employees must submit proof of vaccination or an Institute-approved exception or deferral to comply with the policy.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages. Ability to drive locally. Occasionally, will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time at activities/events on and off-campus.
A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter highlighting your professional experience; a complete CV outlining your career and educational credentials; and three professional references (including their names, relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers). Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Keck Graduate Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment. KGI strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.