Executive Director, Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Office

University of Colorado - Aurora, CO (30+ days ago)4.2

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Executive Director

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Office, Anschutz Campus directs the statewide activities of six regional offices covering all counties in Colorado. Colorado AHEC is one of 49 AHECs in the United States. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, AHEC promotes the HRSA missions of healthcare workforce diversity, healthcare workforce distribution and practice transformation with a strong emphasis on rural and underserved communities and populations.

The AHEC Program Office in collaboration with its six regional offices conducts a wide range of programs to support the entry of rural and underserved youth into healthcare careers. AHEC provides professional education for licensed professionals and supports healthcare students when they are placed in rural and underserved communities for clinical experience. AHEC collaborates with a wide range of other programs and agencies to promote and leverage the educational and service programs of those agencies. These include youth career pipeline programs, public education, practice transformation, opioid use disorder programs and health screening. The Program Office is also responsible for developing a new statewide program for health career students called the AHEC Scholars Program and collaborating with the six regional offices to implement and evaluate it.

Nature of Work

The Executive Director, Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office, Anschutz Campus is responsible for programmatic and fiscal supervision of the activities conducted by the Program Office and its staff. The Executive Director is also responsible for contracting with and for providing leadership to the activities and programs conducted by six regional offices distributed across the State.

Supervision Received

The Executive Director is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC). The Executive Director also responds to the needs of the Deans of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and the College of Nursing at the AMC in relation to student housing support for students of those programs who are on off-campus clinical rotations.

The Program Office Executive Director will receive up to 6 months of mentorship from the current Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised

The Executive director supervises the full-time AHEC Administrator, two associate directors, IT director, and several other staff required to fulfill the tasks required by HRSA and the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and AMC Deans. The total budget of the Colorado AHEC Program Office is about $2.5M for which the Executive Director is responsible.

Examples of Work Performed

The Program Office Executive Director serves as the PI for the HRSA grant and is responsible for the accompanying communication, reporting and performance.
As required by HRSA, the Executive Director serves on the School of Medicine’s admissions committee
The Program Office Executive Director serves as the PI for funding provided by the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and is responsible for the accompanying communication, reporting and performance.
The Executive Director is responsible for contracting with and coordinating the work of six regional offices, each of which is a 501C-3 nonprofit led by a Director and regional Board with its own supporting staff. The regional offices receive a substantial amount of their funding from the Program Office as required by HRSA and must devote corresponding effort to fulfilling the requirements defined by HRSA and by the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs in addition to their own local programs and priorities. The Executive Director must foster collaboration and cooperation with the Program Office and among the regional offices. The Executive Director provides overall direction to the statewide AHEC effort to promote workforce diversity, distribution and practice transformation.
The Executive Director serves 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. The Executive Director collects and interprets these requests to determine which represent opportunities for collaboration and works with associate directors to engage with or refer these requests to regional offices or other agencies.
The Executive Director serves as the primary AHEC contact with organizations that share complementary missions, including the Colorado Rural Health Center, Colorado ECHO, Colorado Consortium, Colorado Health Extension System and others.
The Executive Director seeks grant opportunities and collaborates with Associate Directors, Administrator and IT specialist to write grants.


Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree in Medicine or Osteopathy (MD or DO).
Qualified for faculty appointment at or above the rank of Assistant Professor in a clinical department of the School of Medicine

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest in addressing Colorado’s healthcare disparities including those affecting rural populations, urban underserved populations and minority groups.
Experience with, and strong interest in youth healthcare career programs, particularly for diverse populations traditionally under-represented in healthcare.
Experience and strong interest in providing healthcare care for rural and/or underserved populations.
Experience and success in writing grants and managing grant-funded programs.
Experience in program evaluation.
Experience in grant-writing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Collaborating with and managing a local team
Collaborating with regional offices to accomplish shared goals and meet externally-defined programmatic requirements
Creating linkages with related organizations to leverage mutual priorities
Clear communication skills
Budgeting and financial management
Knowledge of the geography and demographics of Colorado

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications begins on 9/10/18. Questions should be directed to Joy French at joy.french@ucdenver.edu No phone calls please.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14456

When applying, applicants must include:
A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
A current Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcript(s)
The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.