Monmouth UniversityLocation: West Long Branch, NJ 07764 Document ID: AB133-5VIB Posted on: 05/29/2017 Job Type: Regular
Director, Institute for Health and Wellness (IHW)
Director, Institute for Health and Wellness (IHW)
Monmouth University seeks an experienced, motivated, visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the inaugural Director of the Monmouth University Institute for Health and Wellness (IHW). Established as key initiative in the University's new Strategic Plan - https://www.monmouth.edu/strategicplan, the IHW is intended to serve Monmouth University communities and public interests as a key local resource and forum for education, research, and collaboration on issues of human health and wellness delivered through scholarship, supported programs, community engagement, and partnerships.
The IHW was created to position the University to play a leading role in supporting anticipated regional and national healthcare needs and trends, new models of care, and forces impacting the evolution of healthcare for individuals and populations through increased emphasis on wellness, preventative medicine and public health initiatives. The IHW will have transformative impacts on how we teach, train and professionally develop our students. The Director will lead the IHW from inception, providing an exciting and unique opportunity to develop the Institute, and establish and implement a shared vision for the Institute.
The Director will be expected to establish the IHW as an essential internal and external resource and umbrella for supporting and promoting all University activities and initiatives related to health and wellness. The IHW will help the University leverage and grow existing resources across campus including a broad range of strong undergraduate and graduate programs in the health sciences, plans for expanding interprofessional education in health sciences by adding new graduate programs, growing faculty expertise, and through external partnerships. In addition, the IHW will work collaboratively with the Monmouth University Polling Institute and the Urban Coast Institute (UCI) two well-established and nationally recognized Centers of Distinction.
Curricular engagement for the Institute is expected to include collaboration across the entire campus to address issues of health and wellness and academic programming. This will include working with administrators and faculty to identify priorities and implement strategies for curricular and extracurricular engagement of the IHW, and for facilitating development of new interdisciplinary degree programs related to the health sciences such as the Master in Public Health (MPH).
The IHW will seek external funding and partnerships in support of faculty and student research and collaboration including: policy research to inform the public and community constituents, practice and research in population-based health issues, and clinical research engagement in collaboration with local healthcare organizations. The IHW will be a conduit for engaging local and national thought leaders and expertise in health and wellness through research collaborations, fellowships and visiting or affiliate faculty appointments among other opportunities.
The IHW will interface and collaborate extensively with the healthcare community locally and in the region. It will build new relationships and expand existing relationships and partnerships with area hospital systems, healthcare organizations, community-based agencies and others to support the educational and employment needs and missions of our community partners, and to serve as a resource for organizing and hosting conferences, symposia and public events related to health and wellness, and for informing and disseminating information about public health issues.
The Director will be the thought and action leader to advance University-wide efforts to establish the IHW as an essential resource and regional leader for University initiatives in health and wellness. He/she will be expected to provide strategic leadership, planning, development and implementation of initiatives and activities to advance the mission of the IHW. The Director must be a dynamic, energetic and innovative team leader who can engage faculty, administrative leadership, and external partners to develop and implement an agenda to foster success of the IHW. The Director will also be responsible for securing external funding for programmatic support of the Institute through grants and contracts and fundraising. It is expected that the Director will work with a Steering Committee comprised of key stakeholders on campus including Deans and faculty, and external experts including potential collaborators.
The Director will report directly to the Provost. Review of applications will begin on May 1 but the position will remain open until filled.
The anticipated start date for this position is on or following July 1, 2017.
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Required Years of Experience: 5
A terminal degree or a graduate or professional degree in a discipline or interdisciplinary areas relevant to the IHW but not limited to a MBA, MPH, MD, or PhD.
Five years of demonstrated successful leadership experience.
A strong track record in research and/or research administration. Successful experience in securing external funding through competitively-funded grants, cultivating donor relationships and fundraising for research and/or programmatic activities.
Experience building diverse partnerships, on and off-campus.
Self-directed, collaborative leader with a strong work ethic. Innovative and creative problem solver, willing to take calculated risks.
Understand the mission of Monmouth University and embrace this exciting opportunity to develop the IHW and advance the Universitys position as a leader in the health sciences.
Experience working in an academic environment or collaborative experience working with an academic institution.Effective and collegial work experience with other leaders from a range of academic disciplines. Strong financial and budgetary experience.Experience with interdisciplinary and cross-school, collaborative program building. Evidence of fostering community engagement and outreach.
Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.
Posting Date: 04/04/2017
Monmouth University is a private, mid-sized, residential university that is comprehensive in scope, supported by a broad commitment to the liberal arts. Founded in 1933, Monmouth offers 32 undergraduate and 23 graduate degree programs, and a doctoral program in Nursing Practice. Students benefit from a rigorous academic experience, small classes, and professors who meet the highest standards for scholarship and teaching. They participate in more than 90 active clubs and organizations including 14 fraternities and sororities, six media organizations, and an NCAA Division I athletics program fielding 21 teams, expanded to include swimming in 2015.
Monmouth's beautiful coastal campus is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, in a vibrant economic region with dynamic arts programming, American Revolution history sites, and nationally recognized parks and golf courses. The 159-acre campus features 54 buildings, which include a blend of historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.
Through its academic offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth provides a highly personalized education that prepares students to realize their potential and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world. Within its student body, 29 states and 28 foreign nations are represented.
Five centers of distinction work to promote awareness of specific issues and meet the needs of local and global communities. Our Centers, run by top experts and professors, provide important services in areas including the environment, global affairs, public policy, the arts, and real estate.
For an eleventh consecutive year Monmouth University has been included in The Princeton Review's roster of "Best 380 Colleges," and "Best 296 Business Schools," and recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a top-40 school (Master's North) in U.S. News & World Report's list of "Best Colleges" rankings. Monmouth regularly receives top rankings in veteran-friendly schools and was recently included in Money magazine's list of "Best Colleges for Your Money."
Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. The University's policy is to afford equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, protected veteran status, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV related illnesses. Additionally, Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
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