Director of Academic Services- Medical Lab Science
The Director of Academic Services-MLS is accountable for ensuring continuous improvement of a student-centered learning experience in collaboration with the education partner. The student experience includes all curricular (coursework, laboratory experiences, clinical), co-curricular (academic enrichment, success planning, support services) and extracurricular (community engagement, professional development, career planning) activities. Key areas of responsibility include: 1) Assisting with the adjunct faculty recruitment, orientation, mentoring, and development; 2) establishing and oversight of laboratory partner sites and managing relationships with site staff; and 4) maintaining student laboratory placements site facilities, equipment, and supplies. The CC will: 1) coordinate an orientation program for all preceptors to ensure that the course/program outcomes are achieved; 2)schedule periodic visits to the health/laboratory partner facilities utilized each semester, documenting the findings of each visit, providing feedback to partner faculty and improvements in coordination with the DAS-MLS.
The manger is an experienced and certified MLS with a track with a graduate degree.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage and facilitate New Student Orientation Manage and facilitate academic enrichment activities including tutoring, review sessions, success planning/remediation, coaching and other services as appropriate Identify areas for and participate in continuous improvement processes for learning activities in collaboration with academic partner leaders and faculty. Monitor and promote academic integrity and testing environment Monitor and evaluate all site associated learning activities to assure compliance with curricular, accreditation, and regulatory standards Establish new clinical laboratory sites to ensure highest quality student experiences Recruit and orient adjunct faculty associated with laboratory site(s). Mentor adjunct faculty for effective student-centered teaching/learning practices. Plan and facilitate professional development activities to enhance teaching/learning. Supervise and evaluate (as delegated by education partner) adjunct faculty. Contribute to the overall success of the laboratory site team. Supervise and evaluate academic support staff (if applicable) Track, synthesize, and disseminate to stakeholders individual and aggregate student academic outcomes Track quality metrics, maintain established benchmarks, initiate and deploy quality improvement strategies when indicated Monitor and evaluate physical facilities, equipment, and supplies in accordance with Orbis, partner school, accreditation, and regulatory standards. Allocate resources (human, space, equipment, supplies, etc.) to effectively meet student and operational outcomes.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a MLS with demonstrated evidence of accountability for systems-level outcomes (including management of human resources).
- Preferred experience teaching at the baccalaureate level or higher in MLS academic program strongly preferred
- Excellent teamwork, communication, and organizational skills
- Data-driven/evidence-based decision making skills
- Self-directed with the ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities on a daily basis
- Commitment to excellence in quality nursing education at the baccalaureate level or higher
- Holds a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; AND
- Holds a graduate degree from an accredited program within a regionally accredited college or university AND
- Certification, and as required, state licensure as a MLS in state of educational partner (if required).