The Office of Global Health welcome applications for a full-time RFU Director of Interprofessional Global Health. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Global Health Director reports to the Governing Council for Global Health and is responsible for executing the vision and mission in collaboration with Global Health directors from each of the schools.
The RFUMS Office of Global Health Initiatives is the umbrella for all global health activities throughout the University. A facilitative, collaborative and interprofessional leadership style with attention to goals and outcomes that support the Office and University strategic plans is essential to this role.
The mission of Rosalind Franklin University is “to serve the nation through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the health of its people”.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Governing Council for Global Health and working in collaboration with Global Health Course Directors, the RFU Director of Interprofessional Global Health will:
1. Develop and implement the Office’s Strategic Plan ensuring it is properly executed and that goals are being met
2. Effectively execute the programs and vision outlined by the Governing Council for Global Health
3. Collaborate with RFU Global Health Safety and Curriculum committees ensuring consistency and compliance
4. Support students’ global health experience; coordinate global health partnerships; mentor Partnership Team Leads
5. In collaboration with the University’s legal counsel and individual schools, develop and implement legal documents
6. Partner with the colleges and schools in promoting global health opportunities for students and faculty and manage communications with internal and external constituencies
7. Coordinate and facilitate faculty global health engagement, in collaboration with assistant/associate deans and department chairs
8. Develop and maintain donor relationships and solicit funds for student scholarships and faculty seed grants working closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
9. Manage, coordinate, and develop the assessment and reporting of outcomes of the Office’s initiatives, including course evaluations, partnership activities, faculty activities and student experiences
10. Manage activities and requirements for courses in D2L related to student educational experiences outside the United States
11. Coordinate and manage the pre-travel and post-travel preparation and debriefing for RFUMS students, faculty, and staff travelling internationally for Global Health
12. Collaborate with University’s Office of Student Affairs and Inclusion in ensuring Travel Safety for students and faculty
13. Travel to sites for ongoing management and oversight as needed
14. Other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience
1. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Education, International Global Health or related field. Health professional or public health professional with experience in international health preferred
2. Professional experience outside the borders of the United States and Canada developing health professions educational programs in collaboration with national colleagues and systems
3. Demonstrate evidence of successful global health work and accomplishments. This should include 1) development, implementation, and assessment of global health initiatives and activities in the higher education environment, 2) membership and participation in organizations, boards, and committees related to global health
3. Must achieve a background check clearance
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to analyze and communicate complex issues
2. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
3. Proven ability to communicate orally and in writing and work well as a member of a team
4. Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
5. Outstanding attention to detail and project deadlines
6. Proven ability to maintain individual rights to privacy and confidentiality
Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
-Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
-Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate-controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones and other office equipment.
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local h...ospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources. Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities