Executive Director, Institute for Palliative Care
The California State University (CSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director for the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.
The Executive Director oversees all CSU Institute for Palliative Care services and activities, and is responsible for ensuring the institute achieves its financial and organizational objectives. The incumbent drives the successful pursuit of grant funding for the Institute; coordinates grant oversight and development, including all development associated with federal and foundation grant funding opportunities. The Executive Director provides day-to-day direction, coordination, and evaluation of the 21 Institute staff as well as student assistants.
Headquartered at the CSU San Marcos campus of the California State University, the CSU Institute for Palliative Care is the first systemwide educational and workforce development initiative focused on palliative care. Founded in 2012 by the largest higher-education system in the United States, the Institute is addressing the growing need for professionals who can help individuals and families managing serious and chronic illnesses achieve quality of life along with quality of care. The Institute for Palliative Care is a systemwide institute of the California State University authorized under Executive Order 1103.
Since its inception more than 3,800 healthcare professionals across the United States and in 18 foreign countries have been trained through online and face to face programs. In addition, the Institute has educated over 6,700 students and reached more than 9,600 community members from across California. The Institute's course offerings now include 49 courses with 46 new courses under development. It has also introduced case management education, under the name of Care Excellence that is addressing the shortage of case managers, a factor critical to increasing access to palliative care. Faculty interested in palliative care education from universities and colleges across the country attend an annual two day symposium focusing on the latest in academic palliative care educational innovation and research.
The Institute is charged with taking the model developed at its home campus and expanding the presence of the Institute and palliative care education across the California State University twenty-three campus system. The Institute's model of engaging faculty and academic administrators across the system enables an approach to delivering education and collaborative research throughout the state, facilitating the integration of palliative care education to students and to the community at large.
The next Executive Director will be a visionary leader and strategic partner to President Karen Haynes, the founding and lead CSU system president of the Institute. The Executive Director should have a minimum of 7-10 years experience in palliative care, 5- 7 years in not-for-profit programs, center or institute management, or higher education. They will have a demonstrated commitment to palliative care and to academic and continuing professional education. A Master's degree or equivalent in health and human services, social sciences, business or public administration is required.
To increase access to and awareness of palliative care by educating:
and taking the model created at Cal State San Marcos and replicating it across the California State University system while also becoming self-sustaining.
- Current health care professionals
- Future health care professionals, and
- Community members
Cal State San Marcos President Karen S. Haynes founded the Institute in 2012 and serves as the lead president, providing oversight, leadership and guidance to the Executive Director. President Haynes began her tenure as the third, and now longest serving, president of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) in 2004. She is the senior president, and the first female senior president, in the 23 campus CSU system. She has served 30 years as an academic administrator and is in her 22nd as a university president, including 8½ years as president of the University of Houston Victoria.
At CSUSM, Dr. Haynes has overseen advances in serving traditionally under represented student populations – for the last three years, 52% of the university's graduating students were first in their families to achieve a four year degree. The student population of CSUSM now mirrors the rich diversity of the region; over half the student body identifies as being a minority, and CSUSM serves the highest per capital numbers of both military affiliated and Native American students in the CSU system and more former foster youth per capita than any institution of higher education in the United States.
Dr. Haynes leads CSUSM with her eye continually trained on social transformation through access and education; increasing the educational attainment rate of students in the region; developing relevant degree programs that make CSUSM students in demand; and engaging with the community in unique and meaningful ways. She has overseen tremendous growth at CSUSM, with the opening of several new facilities, the addition of a Temecula campus, and the launching of relevant new academic programs and career certificates.
Dr. Haynes holds both a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin and a Masters in Social Work from McGill University in Montreal. In 2014, the Social Work Degree Guide named Dr. Haynes the third most influential social worker in the United States.
The Role of the Executive Director
The Executive Director reports to the President and oversees all CSU Institute for Palliative Care services and activities, and is responsible for ensuring the institute achieves its financial and organizational objectives by:
Personal Qualifications and Qualities
- Driving all grant funding for the Institute; coordinates grant oversight and development for all Institute activities, including all development associated with federal grant funding opportunities, private foundation and donor funding opportunities, as well as overseeing the administration of all grants.
- Leading all strategic planning for the Institute in conjunction with the National Advisory Board;
- Preparing and managing all operational plans, budgets and initiatives to ensure achievement of strategic goals and annual plans of the Institute.
- Managing departmental budgets following guidelines established by UARSC and submits annual operating budgets for approval.
- Managing Institute personnel to ensure timely execution of services and initiatives.
- Leading program development based on the strategic goals and plans of the Institute. Building collaborations across functions and departments to implement programs and strategies. Collaborating with leaders of these functions and departments to review programs and strategies.
- Identifying and cultivating CSU, industry and community partnerships to deliver a comprehensive and responsive palliative care education and increase public awareness and knowledge of palliative care.
- Keeping cognizant of current trends and best practices in the fields of research, education and palliative care.
- Facilitating collaboration across the Steering Committee, National Advisory Board and other working groups to ensure an integrated planning approach.
- Coordinating meeting agendas and minutes of the Steering Committee and National Advisory Board.
- Serving as CSU Institute for Palliative Care spokesperson.
- Interacting with a wide range of healthcare professionals and other leaders, both national and international, regarding education, and research projects and programs.
- Attending outside training seminars and participates in community activities to keep abreast of current trends in palliative care.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, experience, and personal characteristics.
A Master's degree or equivalent in health and human services (e.g. social work, public health, nursing), social sciences, business or public administration
- 7-10 years experience in palliative care, preferably with prior participation in national palliative care related activities
- 5-7 years experience in not-for-profit programs, center or institute management, or higher education
- Successful experience managing a complex organization.
- Experience building and managing an effective world-class team dedicated to organizational goals and high performance.
- Experience with directing, supervising, motivating and inspiring others; measuring the performance of people, teams and organizations, and assessing performance and progress.
- Demonstrated expertise in palliative care provision, education or administration, preferably having received/achieved recognition for this expertise at the state or national level.
- Demonstrated success in oversight of grants and contracts, including application, award, management and evaluation; knowledge of government and other grant-makers methods and requirements.
- Demonstrated success in building effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to advance organizational goals and programs.
- Solid analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills to effectively identify problem areas, develop appropriate courses of action and manage diverse functions and activities.
Demonstrated commitment to palliative care and to academic and continuing professional education.
Commitment to the mission and goals of the CSU and CSUSM as a student- centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning with a university first perspective and a customer focused strategy.
Ability to establish a clear and understandable vision for the Institute, engage the academic and palliative care communities in the implementation of the vision, and build the operational components to execute the vision.
Ability to lead and enable groups of people to face challenges and achieve results in complex conditions.
A demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness and access.
The ability to work effectively and build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad range of individuals to bring the University community together around shared goals.
The full job description is available at: http://www.csusm.edu/hr/documents/upload/IPC_ED_job_description.pdf
The California State University: An Overview
The California State University is the largest comprehensive university system in the country and one of three public higher education systems in the state, alongside the University of California and the California Community Colleges. In 1960, the California Master Plan for Higher Education brought 17 colleges together to form what is now known as the CSU.
Today, the CSU is comprised of its 23 campuses, spanning from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south, and offers undergraduate, graduate and select doctoral degrees. The CSU also maintains several unique research facilities and numerous satellite campuses across the state.
The CSU educates the most ethnically, economically and academically diverse student body in the nation, educates approximately 474,600 students and employs more than 49,000 faculty and staff. The CSU plays a critical role in providing future leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce. With more than 100,000 annual graduates, the CSU is the state's greatest producer of bachelor's degrees and drives California's economy in agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, healthcare, public administration, education, media and entertainment.
The CSU is the largest healthcare workforce development "engine" in California and the United States. The CSU graduates 69% of the baccalaureate nursing graduates, 79% of the social workers and 80% of the allied health professionals that graduate each year in California. This represents 15% of the national graduating health care workforce.
San Marcos, California
San Marcos is located in North San Diego County, a short jaunt from the shores of the Pacific Ocean and 35 miles from both downtown San Diego and Orange County, offering a full-range of recreational, cultural, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. With a population of just over 1 million, North San Diego County is a dynamic and diverse region including the coastal communities of Oceanside, Vista,
Escondido, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach to the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, and the inland communities of Poway, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Valley Center, and multiple Tribal Sovereign Lands.
Procedures for Candidacy
Candidates should submit applications to email@example.com and include a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of five references (who will not be contacted without permission). An 11 person search committee, chaired by President Haynes, will review applications and conduct interviews. Electronic submissions are preferred. Review of candidate materials will begin on April 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled - preferably by mid September 2017. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials before April 21, 2017.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
This position is subject to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Must participate in required campus trainings including, but not limited to, Information Security Awareness Training.
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