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Associate Provost
Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California
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Date Posted 03/22/2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Associate Provost reports to the Provost (formerly EVP/COO) and provides advice on the academic enterprise. The Associate Provost will work closely with the college deans and other senior administrators to provide support, guidance and leadership in the areas of strategic planning, new initiatives, resource development and external relations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. 1. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with administration, faculty, staff, and external dignitaries and constituents. Excellent communicator who is skilled in making oral and written reports, and organizing, coordinating and moderating groups sessions, and developing and maintaining effective relationships with other internal and external constituents. Experience dealing with highly confidential matters. 
2. Proven analytical, organization, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills required to oversee the prioritizing, delegating, and managing of detailed-oriented project and/or University-based initiative assignments in a fast-paced office. Disciplined self-starter – with good and sound decision-making skills and the ability to meet deadlines and function effectively under pressure. 3. Proficiency in the use of technology relative to applied research and testing, and interpreting and applying complex institutional, federal, state and local regulations, policies, and procedures. 4. Strong knowledge of statistical techniques, demographic data, and learning theories and practices. 5. Demonstrate efficiency in designing and conducting research studies, programmatic assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, and identifying alternative courses of action, as needed. 6. Computer skills necessary for the set up of document formats in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and any other software programs required by the position. 7. Strong math and English (including proper grammar, spelling, and proper sentence structure) aptitude required. 8. Possession of a valid California driver’s license for periodic local travel.

Required Qualifications

1. Education: the ideal candidate will hold a doctorate degree in a related field. 2. Experience: five (5) or more years of administrative and teaching experience in private, federal and state grant submission and reporting. Teaching experience in an academic graduate research setting is preferred. Five or more years of experience in fund and program, and community initiatives development.

Preferred Qualifications List comments regarding work hours

Full-time exempt position; some travel required

Posting Date 05/31/2019 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

1. Working in conjunction with the Provost, coordinates the University’s strategic planning process with the deans, management team, and retained consultants and contractors.

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2. Provide support to the accreditation and new program approval process for the new colleges (i.e. dentistry, optometry, podiatry, graduate biomedical sciences, etc.)
3. Contribute to resource development activities for the University.

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4. Investigate new clinical and community partnerships for review and consideration by the Provost.
5. Assist the Provost in the development and administration of the University’s policies and procedures.

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6. Chair the Interdisciplinary Education Council and Inter-professional Academic and Clinical Affairs Steering Committee.
7. Works harmoniously and effectively with the Provost, deans, management team, faculty, students, and staff on assigned projects and/or initiatives.
8. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Provost.

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Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?


If yes, list maximum weight and duration

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation #1

  • Letter of Recommendation #2

  • Letter of Recommendation #3

  • Additional Applicant Document

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