Founded in 2012, California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is proud to be the first university of its kind in the Central Valley! Our new and innovative University is rapidly developing and expanding, enabling our administration, faculty, and staff to have plentiful opportunities for growth and development.
With our Doctor of Pharmacy program in its fifth year and the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine under development, we have many opportunities available now and we will continue to offer new opportunities over the next five to ten years.
The Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine will have innovative curriculum design including a Team Based Learning environment with emphasis on collaboration. A multitude of staff positions including admissions, simulation center, anatomy lab, standardized patients administrative support, education specialists and a clinical psychologist will also be added over the next two years.
CHSU plans to open up to 10 post-graduate colleges to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new school will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.
Located in California’s beautiful and diverse Central Valley, our employees enjoy affordable cost of living, while being within close proximity of beaches, mountains and large metropolitan cities. We offer competitive salaries, benefit packages and more! View our listings of open positions below and we hope you consider joining the CHSU campus community!
At this time California Health Sciences University is seeking full-time Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment to join its Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment is the administrator in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) primarily responsible for ensuring that medical students develop personally and professionally as they progress through the program, beginning during the applicant stage and continuing through graduation. Additional responsibilities include COM-specific oversight of recruitment and admission, student support services, advising and student organizations.
The position reports to the Dean of COM, but collaborates with and must work effectively with the University level student affairs administrators to implement university-wide student affairs initiatives within the COM.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Serve as a member of the College Administrative Committee.
Serve on other college specific and university-level committees as appointed by the Dean or Provost.
Supervise College staff dedicated to recruitment, admissions and student affairs.
Oversee recruitment and enrollment activities of the College.
Ensure that University recruitment and enrollment strategies and initiatives are effectively incorporated into the College’s admissions practices.
Ensure that behavioral and professional standards for student are clearly defined in the college specific policies and that compliance is continuously monitored.
Ensure that student complaints are adequately addressed and documented, in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Support and assist with the University’s ombudsperson program, as needed.
Train faculty to effectively advise and mentor students and oversee the assignment and management of the advising system.
Ensure effectiveness of student advising through continuous assessment and quality improvement efforts.
Mediate, mentor and coach individual medical students regarding professionalism and conduct issues.
Assist in responding to requests for assistance with student issues received from faculty or other students, as directed by the Dean.
Oversee administration and enforcement of accommodations requests for students with disabilities, in compliance with University policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state and federal law. Refer students, as needed, to appropriate resources for counseling or support.
In collaboration with University Student Affairs and student affairs staff from other colleges, manage planning and execution of student orientation for the COM.
Manage planning and execution of Dean’s Hour sessions for COM.
Ensure regular updating of the College’s portion of the student-related policies and procedures, including but not limited to the University Catalog and/or college-specific catalogs.
Oversee medical student organizations including the COM’s Student Government Associations.
Participate in and promote strategies and operational practices form maintaining a safe campus environment.
Participate in the ongoing assessment of student services and co-curricular activities.
Assist the Dean to ensure compliance with all accreditation standards relevant to student affairs and enrollment.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Dean of COM.
Doctoral degree required
Skills & Experience:
Minimum three years of relevant experience in a college osteopathic medicine
Comprehensive knowledge of student affairs practices and principles, student development
Demonstrated commitment to student success and experience in building strong relationships with students
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Problem-solving, research and analytical skills.
The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Modified “light duty” restrictions may be arranged as needed and when available for job-related injuries or illnesses.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands for clerical duties and keyboarding. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must be able to safely operate a vehicle during University travel.
Acute hearing is necessary for telephone and in-person communication with callers and community members, and visual acuity sufficient to read a computer screen and paper documents.
This position typically functions indoors in an office environment with light to moderate noise associated with business office equipment. The position involves travel for University recruitment-related meetings and events.
Internal Number: 65
About California Health Sciences University
California Health Sciences University was founded in 2012 and is the first university of its kind in the Central Valley. Envisioned by the Assemi family, CHSU offers a local option for health care professionals seeking doctoral and post-baccalaureate education programs and to help remedy the shortage of health care services offered in the Valley. Students can enjoy the unique combination of high quality of life, affordable cost of living and plentiful career opportunities the Valley provides. The College of Pharmacy was the first program offered because of the demand for pharmacists in the region. CHSU plans to open up to 10 post-graduate colleges to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new school will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.
Located in Clovis, California, CHSU benefits from proximity to community health care providers and complementary programs at California State University, Fresno, Fresno Pacific University and UCSF-Fresno, creating venues for inter-institutional collaboration. Plans are underway for the 60 acre permanent campus in Clovis, California. At fu...ll build out, the campus can support the approximately 2,000 future health care professionals and will also support economic development in the region, with over 300 employees, mostly faculty, and up to 500 graduating health care professionals per year, who will be encouraged to remain and practice in the Valley.
CHSU is committed to active learning and embraces the approach called “team-based learning” (TBL) as the foundational strategy for didactic classes. TBL actively involves students in their learning (through pre-class study and preparation), problem-solving (solving problems presented as case scenarios), critical thinking and decision-making (developing alternative explanations and proposals, then choosing the best one). TBL encourages individual accountability (preparation for class and contribution to team assignments), team collaboration, and the elevation of knowledge by applying fundamental concepts to disciplinary problems that are solved in the classroom. Other active-learning approaches are used if a different format is indicated for the type of learning being pursued. These include guided inquiry, workshops, laboratories, projects, presentations, and experiences.
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