Director of Diabetes Management Certificate Program
Position Description: The Director of Health Education Programs is a faculty position responsible for program development, coordination, management, and outreach for the Diabetes Management Certificate program within Benerd College and works closely with other program staff. This position reports directly to Dean.
The Benerd School of Education's continuing education and professional development sector offers educational opportunities, such as certificates, online courses, and degree completion for non-traditional students and working professionals. The school currently seeks a leader with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to build the capacity of our public health systems and non-profit community health organizations. This entails educating, empowering, and preparing a pipeline of healthcare professionals for the local workforce who are specifically trained in diabetes management and education.
As part of this vision, we are creating a new Diabetes Management Certificate. As diabetes has become an increasingly common health issue, there is a growing need for diabetes educators and disease management specialists to be able to provide patients and their families with the essential information and treatment they need to effectively manage their diabetes. Diabetes educators provide information to patients with pre-diabetes to diabetes to help ensure patients make informed decisions about prevention and managing their condition. Through this educational intervention, a new generation of healthcare professionals will have the skills and resources to combat this growing epidemic in the Stockton metropolitan area.
This collaborative and self-management approach is based on a strong foundation in multicultural health, which is appropriate for addressing the needs of diverse populations like those in the Central Valley of California, where diabetes is highly prevalent. Diabetes educators provide services in hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, patients' homes, and other settings. As of 2018, there were over 19,000 certified diabetes educators in the United States, 49% of whom were nurses. For every certified diabetes educator, there are an estimated 1,600 patients in need of services.
The Diabetes Management Certificate program will focus on innovative learning design, learning environments, and learning experiences in clinical settings. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible and to develop a pipeline of health professionals specializing in diabetes in the Stockton metro area.
This is a grant-funded position with a one-year appointment, with the possibility of further employment after the one-year assignment pending further grant approval and funding. The appointment beyond the one-year threshold will include further development, coordination, promotion, and management of in-demand health education program opportunities for the School.
The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of or potential for research, leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. This position will be based at the Stockton Campus, and the incoming candidate will take an active role in community engagement efforts in the region. This position will play a key role in leading the development, launch, and sustaining of the Diabetes Management Certificate by:
Assisting in the comprehensive market analysis and research assessment to evaluate diabetes certificates being offered in Northern California as well as ensure the latest in curriculum content and delivery of the new certificate
Developing certificate modules for both online and onsite modalities
Leading the iterative design and assessment of the program purpose, scope, and outcomes
Leading the conceptualization and implementation of the community engagement initiative, including building clinical, public health, school, community, business, and other relationships to advance the program within the community
Creating scholarship requisites and selecting scholarship recipients from public health and non-profit organizations that are at the forefront of responding to this health challenge
Building and executing our marketing plan for the program
Developing and executing the technology plan for the program
Serving as contact for prospective and current students in the program
Presenting and engaging with prospective students and stakeholders at various recruitment events, both in person and online
Developing faculty and providing opportunities for professional development/collaboration to transform the teaching/learning experience
Develops Diabetes Management Certificate program, including providing follow-through on program development from start to implementation and evaluation including course scheduling (to include working closely with Registrar staff for course proposal processing), fee and instructor compensation structures and marketing.
Recruits new instructors to teach in the Diabetes Management Certificate program. Assesses program needs and instructor performance.
Monitors marketing campaigns and collaborates with programming and marketing teams to increase program exposure.
Maintains records of essential program information including spreadsheets, budgets and log of previous programs and years activities.
Organizes and distributes relevant information to instructors as necessary.
Distributes applicable program information to students.
Assists with faculty, student, and administrative support for program.
Assists in the execution of marketing initiatives including distribution of materials.
Assists with the collection of course data for various unit publications.
Assists with maintenance for records of student and faculty course evaluations and follow-up activities as needed.
Works as liaison to academic units and other stakeholders regarding course additions, cancellations, revisions, etc. to serve overall student need.
Promotes program at community events, career and educational fairs, private and public industry, businesses, etc. as needed. Coordinates clinical partnerships.
Travels to other University campuses in Sacramento and San Francisco in support of programming.
Monitors and answers programming inquiries.
Provides logistical support in the planning and execution of programs including on-site support at events.
Performs miscellaneous other duties and special projects as assigned.
Three to five years of experience in program development, management, coordination and recruitment.
Masters or advanced degree in a healthcare discipline.
A mininimum of 5 years of clinical experience.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment
Demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in innovative program development and teaching
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and working with students from multicultural communities
Demonstrated interest and experience in working in clinical partnership, as well as partnerships with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position
Demonstrated successful in-person, hybrid, and/or online teaching or learning experience
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
Possesses excellent customer service skills.
Works well with faculty, students and community representatives.
Have excellent communication, organizational and computer skills.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice
Demonstrated success as a practitioner doing cutting-edge curriculum or training design work
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Special Instructions: Please upload the following: A letter of interest explaining How minimum and preferred qualifications are met Relevant experiences that have prepared you to lead this type of program How you prepare students to work in diverse communities and/or communities with equity challenges Curriculum Vitae Two current letters of recommendation (upon request)
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University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.