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Director of the Interprofessional Education Office and Special Projects - Vice Provost for Health

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Vice Provost for Health

Summary: The Office of the Vice Provost for Health seeks a dynamic, creative, and collaborative individual to serve as Director of the Interprofessional Education Office & Special Projects.  This person will work closely with the Vice Provost for Health and the Simulation Team to create and develop health programs and initiatives that meet our mission of educating students to promote and provide optimal healthcare for individuals and communities.  Candidates should have a commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and to interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s Degree in a health-related discipline
  • Minimum of three years of clinically related experience
  • Minimum of one year experience in implementing, planning and/or evaluating interprofessional practice
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working with faculty, staff, and community members
  • Excellent interpersonal, intercultural collaborative communication and leadership skills
  • Commitment to developing and enriching collaborative interprofessional partnerships and initiatives
  • Knowledge of interprofessional pedagogy
  • Expertise in program and policy development, assessment, and managing grant projects
  • Supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Experience conducting research studies and publishing
  • Evidence of five or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Directly responsible for supervising the Special Projects Coordinator
  • Oversee the Interprofessional Education Office (IPO), including oversight of the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center (MIPERC)
  • Manage and actively promote the IPO website and social media accounts
  • Work directly with faculty and staff on Interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum planning and implementation
  • Make regular innovative and strategic improvements to the IPO initiatives, outreach, and structure
  • Work with the Special Projects Coordinator to plan and coordinate the annual Interprofessional Education Conference, including the pre-conference, by researching and inviting keynote speakers, planning conference objectives, coordinating conference logistics, soliciting sponsorships and providing day-of-event support and oversight
  • Plan and execute other IPE events such as the Annual Health Expo, Lunch and Learns, IPE Week and Diagnosis FUN
  • Coordinate and oversee IPE Workgroup activities, goal planning, and progress tracking
  • Serve as a catalyst for research and scholarship as it relates to the IPO and IPE
  • Assist in identifying and developing service learning activities for students
  • Manage, track and expand the interprofessional education certificate programs
  • Monitor national trends in IPE t7o ensure the IPO remains an innovative trend-setter
  • Support and update the strategic plan for the Office of the Vice Provost for Health annually and throughout the year as required
  • Develop and submit grant proposals
  • Manage new health initiatives and special projects
  • Oversee graduate student employees
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned by the Vice Provost for Health

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and degree

Department/Division:  Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Campus:  Health Campus

Application Deadline Date:  Consideration of applications begins immediately and may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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