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Title: Director of Program Development – Health Professions
Function: Under the direction of the Dean of Academic Initiatives and Global Education, the Director of Program Development – Health Profession will work closely with faculty in Biology & Kinesiology and professional staff in the Career & Connection Institute, Admissions, and College Communications. The Director will be responsible for strategic planning, relationship development, market research, web resources, advising, and additional activities and strategies that will expand Gordon College’s health professions programs.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
Strategic Planning/Market Research
Conduct research and market analyses to identify new and viable health-related programs
Develop business model for identified programs and conduct program market assessment
Develop new program proposals for consideration and evaluation by the President’s Cabinet
Work with Advancement to identify and develop strategies to reach potential donors
Support & Strengthen the College’s Health Professions Programs
Work with Career & Connection Institute (CCI) to develop support services and experiential opportunities for students in health professions major/concentrations
Establish new clinical observation and learning sites
Identify new and on-going internship sites
Create processes and guidelines for assisting students with graduate and post-baccalaureate program applications
Develop a health professions alumni network
Manage and facilitate academic enrichment activities for students in health professions major/concentrations
Identify and share best practices related to advising, coaching, and mentoring students for academic success in the Health Professions
Work with Admissions and College Communications to better market and present the college’s Health Professions program to prospective and current students and other interested constituents, ensuring that the Health Professions website, print materials, email communications, etc. are continually monitored and updated.
Serve as a liaison to assist and support academic departments with interests in the Health Professions (Biology, Kinesiology, Music, Psychology)
Propose strategies and ideas related to providing an undergraduate curriculum (e.g., curriculum development, curricular sequencing, course delivery) that meets the needs of students interested in Health Professions fields
Performs additional tasks as requested by the Dean of Academic Initiatives & Global Education.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In order to fully perform the above functions, the incumbent must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, or demonstrate that the major responsibilities of the job can be accomplished, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.
Must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord; must accept Gordon’s Statement of Faith; must practice Christian values in daily interactions with students, faculty, staff, and the public as outlined by Gordon’s Statement of Life and Conduct; and must work to advance Gordon’s mission through this position.
Demonstrates a mature, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
MA/MS is required. Extensive experience working in higher education or in a health care or medical profession is required – experience in both is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and implement complex projects or programs
Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work within diverse groups
Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the project
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated success managing large-scale projects including setting goals
Diplomacy, tact, and ability to present compelling arguments
Ability to think strategically, set priorities and coordinate multiple tasks, build consensus, negotiate, work across boundaries, meet competing deadlines, and deliver results
Ability to effectively engage, relate to, and negotiate with faculty, administrators, and outside stakeholders
Strong program management, relationship- and network-building
Ability to develop and communicate big picture and long-term goals, foster an environment where innovative solutions and approaches are pursued
About Gordon College
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. One of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose by combining exceptional education and innovative opportunities with an informed Christian faith. Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service, and prepared for leadership worldwide.
Gordon is strategically located along what has been termed the “I-95 power corridor” as it is only a few hours away from the financial and political capitals of the Western world (New York and Washington, D.C.). Just north of Boston, with its renowned universities and vibrant industries in finance, technology. And health care, Gordon is well positioned to expose students to world-class learning and professional opportunities. Faculty members have ready access to vibrant intellectual and research communities, providing connections that energize their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring.... This facilitates a commitment to lifelong learning among students, and a majority of Gordon graduates earn advance degrees.
Gordon’s magnificent campus of 450 wooded acres – just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean – retains a quintessential New England charm. The College’s proximity to the beautiful, historic areas of the North Shore, the woods and beaches of Cape Ann, and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire creates rich opportunities for recreation and personal growth. This is a great place to live and work.