Program Director- Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center

Fairfax, VA, VA
Aug 23, 2018
Dec 03, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Program Director- Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center

The George Mason University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) invites applicants for the position of Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center (NoVa AHEC) Program Director. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center Principal Investigator, this position will lead planning, implementing, and evaluating activities, as well as reporting outcomes of the NoVa AHEC at Mason. The NoVa AHEC is one of eight regional centers in the Virginia AHEC system. Its mission is to promote health careers and access to primary care for the underserved population through community partnership.

The incumbent is responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the center as well as the planning, implementation, and evaluation of its programs and services, addressing the challenges currently impacting health professionals recruitment, education and retention in the region through collaborations with key stakeholders. Key activities include:

  • Serve as the focal point for contacts and requests from many external schools, programs and agencies that are seeking help in developing or disseminating their healthcare-related work.
  • Collect and interprets these requests to determine which represent opportunities for collaboration and to engage with or refer these requests to regional offices or other agencies.
  • Serve as the primary AHEC contact with organizations that share complementary missions.
  • Develop initiatives to enhance college students—from multiple health professions—knowledge and skills related to integrated, team-based care in in the areas of behavioral health, chronic and infectious disease management;
  • Arrange clinical rotations for AHEC SCHOLAR students from multiple CHHS majors to introduce them to the needs and rewards of working with underserved populations, and track where the graduates become employed to enhance the distribution of health workers in the region;
  • Sponsor pipeline activities for youth, targeted at underrepresented groups that have not historically considered health professions (e.g., campus tours/visits, summer camps and youth programs);
  • Participate in the development of grant and contract proposals seeking financial support for projects that will strengthen the overall ability of the NoVa AHEC to meet health professional training needs in northern Virginia; and
  • Responsible for meeting and reporting all technical and financial deliverables to the Virginia AHEC office, while maintaining compliance with federal and Mason policies and procedures. Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in healthcare, education, management, finance or another related field; or equivalent experience
  • Substantial demonstrated health education or health professional education/experience working with educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and/or government agencies (minimum five years is preferred);
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective team mentor and provide team leadership;
  • Successful experience in writing grant applications, managing grant-funded programs, and demonstrating importance of cultural competence in professional development;
  • Proven capacity for relationship-building with academic, community, and financial partners; and
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Multiple language proficiency. George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are especially interested in receiving applications from female candidates and/or individuals with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Special Instructions : Applications are to be submitted electronically for position FA60EZ at All candidates must apply online and include (1) letter of application (2) current curriculum vitae and (3) three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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