Harvard University Academic Affairs Officer I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43765BRAuto req ID:43765BRLocation:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Clinical Course ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:College degree required and 3 or more years’ experience working in an academic setting.Additional Qualifications:Individual represents Harvard Medical School in course and curriculum planning sessions and is therefore required to have or have the potential to develop a deep understanding of the School’s MD program. Impeccable judgment, discretion and confidentiality required. Strong written and oral communication skills. Exemplary organizational, interpersonal, planning and office technology skills. Qualified candidates will possess a strong commitment to continuous process improvement, and ability to exercise independent leadership abilities, prioritize multiple tasks, and work collaboratively with a team. High energy and ability to select appropriate opportunities to take initiative, as well as to ensure that ongoing projects move forward. Position requires promptness and reliability for periodic early morning and evening sessions and meetings.Department:PME, Office of Curriculum ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services Duties & Responsibilities:Reporting to the Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses, the Clinical Course Manager is responsible for directing the administrative services required to develop, schedule and implement clinical and advanced integrated science courses in the Program in Medical Education (PME). This position also provides administrative oversight for central management of clinical courses across multiple sites to ensure consistency in educational experiences, learning objectives and evaluation methods. As a member of the Office of Curriculum Services (OCS) administration team, the Clinical Course Manager ensures that these courses adhere to the academic and administrative standards and policies of the PME. He/she represents the PME in course planning sessions and advises the course faculty leadership on educational strategies and formats. The Clinical Course Manager partners with faculty course directors on course development and implementation, including recruitment and orientation of faculty, development of course calendars, administrative oversight of the grading process and oversight of central clinical exam sessions.

This position works with PME and OCS administration and course leaders to meet the educational standards and expectations of both the PME and the School's accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The Clinical Course Manager also ensures that courses comply with the guidelines, standards and processes required by the Office of the Registrar, Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI), Academic Societies, and Office of Advising Resources, particularly regarding student performance, completion of academic requirements, remediation, and grading. He/she is responsible for interpreting and advising faculty on educational program policies and applying these to individual case situations, ensuring that these polices are applied consistently and equitably.

Specific responsibilities of the Clinical Course Manager include:

  • overseeing the operations of assigned courses including reserving and preparing space for course sessions and technical services; and creating and managing highly complex schedules and assignments;

  • implementing educational technology solutions with an ability to acquire proficiency in emerging applications;

  • addressing teaching and learning technology requests from faculty and directing them to the appropriate resources in OCS and/or IT; providing faculty training and development on learning management and evaluation platforms

  • collaborating with clinical site administrators and coordinators;

  • planning and implementing clinical assessment exercises, including those with standardized patients, and collaborating with the OEQI when applicable;

  • tracking and providing teaching effort data to inform the teaching compensation process;

  • delivering curriculum materials in a learning management system;

  • organizing and actively participating in curriculum meetings, including setting agendas; presenting logistical and academic policy updates; and action item follow up;

  • providing operational oversight for the onsite Clinical Skills Center, and ensuring the availability of course supplies and resources;

  • implementing the course and faculty evaluation process in collaboration with OEQI staff;

  • providing statistical and informational course data as required;

  • collaborating with the clinical course management team on delegation of administrative tasks to the Clinical Course Assistant;

  • providing information to the Assistant Director relating to performance management of support staff; and

  • actively participating in, and providing ongoing administrative guidance and support to, program-wide curriculum redesign and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as required.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.