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Manager, Central Functions

Job ID Req #47 Location : Austin, TX, USA; Miami
Date posted 04/29/2019

The Central Functions Manager provides guidance and oversight of the work of central functions staff and clinical site development representatives. This individual will also interpret standards of practice and regulatory requirements as they relate to clinical education in the development of student requirements as well as actively promote and ensure the University’s goal of successful clinical education experiences is carried out.   

The position can be located at the following campuses: San Marcos, CA, Austin, TX, Miami, FL and St. Augustine, FL

Essential Functions:  

  • Provides direction for launch of new software programs and processes
  • Oversees the effectiveness of current processes, and creates and implements changes when necessary
  • Guides and ensures staff meet organizational metrics as well as individual and departmental goals
  • Collaborates with clinical education manager, clinical education faculty and other departments to ensure information and process accuracy as they relate to the student clinical experience and makes appropriate changes as indicated
  • Multitasks and prioritizes to ensure task completion with accuracy and tight deadlines
  • Quickly recognizes and resolves issues using clear processes and judgment
  • Initiates change to enhance the department’s service delivery within the University, with students and outside organizations
  • Creates and delivers reports as requested by faculty for accreditation
  • Creates and delivers reports as requested by department head
  • Meets with direct reports regularly
  • Meet with department head regularly to strategize and provide updates
  • Maintains clinical education database to facilitate timely and accurate placement of students
  • Maintains education support plan database that allows accurate accounting of usage including dollar amounts
  • Responsible for departmental representation at FL campus events
  • Assist with other projects, activities and programs as requested

Core Responsibilities

  • Promotes University’s core values
  • Supports and demonstrates a student-centered philosophy
  • Participates in development and implementation of University’s strategic plan
  • Upholds University’s professional, ethics and integrity standards
  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the University
  • Interviews, hires and trains employees; assigns and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems
  • Motivates and leads a high-performance team; attracts, recruits and retains talent; provides mentoring and development
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art developments through attendance at professional meetings and seminars, literature

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

  • 3 years of previous management experience required, preferably in health science education
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or business or equivalent combined education and management experience; master’s degree preferred   
  • Experience in clinical education, preferably in health science education  
  • Strong interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately, and coordinate and accomplish a variety of tasks with tight deadlines
  • Ability to lead in an environment of constant change including regulatory requirements
  • Exhibit patience and positive attitude in establishing and encouraging a learning environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, administrators and faculty members and students, as well as external constituencies
  • Familiarity with the needs of students and a diverse student population
  • Experience with Acadaware, EXXAT or similar clinical database management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at least minimum liability insurance required by State
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and provide useful advice and input across the company
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule

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