1148 Director, Master of Health Administration Program

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Director, Master of Health Administration Program

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1148

GRADE UN

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Head, Department of Management

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR: Dean, College of Business Administration

GENERAL FUNCTION

In addition to the regular duties of teaching, research, and service, the Director, Master of Health Administration Program is responsible for the coordination of the program, including recruiting students, establishing contacts within the health care community, advising students, placing interns, developing and modifying the curriculum, and teaching courses within the program.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: An advanced degree in Health Administration is required. A doctoral degree is preferred; a masters degree will be considered.

Experience: Must possess at least ten years of executive level professional experience in health care organizations and teaching experience at the university level.

Skills: Demonstrated expertise in the management of contemporary health care organizations is required. Must have the interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain professional contacts with regional health care organizations. Must possess effective teaching skills and the ability to design an academically sound curriculum. Marketing skills for student recruitment and building regional health care organization support are required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Facilitates the learning experience of students through effective classroom teaching in the health care field.

2. Leads the development of the Masters in Health Administration program by marketing the program to prospective students, screening and selecting students for the program, advising students, placing students in internships, and supervising the completion of internship projects.

3. Ensures the success of the program by establishing and maintaining close working relationships with health care organizations within the community.

4. Assures the academic integrity of the program by developing, monitoring, and modifying the curriculum and preparing the program for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA).

5. Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Head, Department of Management.

6. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Management by performing all other essential duties as directed by the Department Head.

SUPERVISION

The Director of the Master of Health Administration Program receives administrative supervision from the Dean of the College of Business Administration, and teaching supervision from the Head of the Department of Management. The Director supervises a secretary and graduate assistants.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

NOVEMBER, 1996