PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FOR INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FOR INTEGRATED CURRICULUM PROGRAM OPERATIONS
SPECIALIST FOR INTEGRATED CURRICULUM Req #: 204532 Department:
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:
04/20/2022 - Closing Info: Open Until Filled - Salary: Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift
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The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Program
Operations Specialist for Integrated Curriculum.
The Program Operations Specialist for Integrated Curriculum for
Medicine, Health and Society (MHS) and Integration for the School
of Medicine will manage the MHS courses and Integration weeks for
the Medical School Curriculum.
The Foundations phase is 18 months in length and consists of a
total of 9 integrated blocks and other integrated content which is
delivered across the five WWAMI states (Washington, Wyoming,
Alaska, Montana, Idaho) to over 270 students annually. The Themes
and Integration Specialist will manage curriculum congruency,
implementation, delivery, operational logistics and continuous
improvement for Medicine, Health and Society/Themes courses and
curriculum and Integration weeks in the four-year curriculum and
across the 5 WWAMI states. This position will be a representative
of the Curriculum Unit in Academic Affairs, managing the day-to-day
operational activities of the MHS courses and Integration weeks to
ensure operational efficiency and curricular congruence. The Themes
and Integration Specialist reports directly to the Assistant
Director and takes direction from the Director for Curriculum and
Assistant Dean for Curriculum. The Themes and Integration
Specialist works closely with the Academic Affairs deans,
directors, managers, and staff, and School of Medicine faculty,
staff and students within the five-state WWAMI region regarding
medical student curriculum related programs and serves as a
resource for questions from individuals within the University and
the community. The Themes and Integration Specialist is expected to
independently interpret and implement university, state and federal
educational policies and procedures. This position will exercise
independent judgment, solve problems, and develop innovative
approaches to the management of a wide variety of curriculum
The Program Operations Specialist for Integrated Curriculum will
work across the Academic Affairs Office and closely interface with
the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, Associate
Dean for Curriculum, Assistant Dean for Basic Science, and Director
of Curriculum to manage the implementation and initiate continuous
improvement strategies for three MHS courses in the Foundations
Phase (years one and two) and MHS curriculum which is integrated
into the clinical year curriculum in years three and four. The
specialist will manage the development and implementation of seven
stand-alone Integration weeks within the five-state WWAMI region.
The specialist will provide analysis of congruent curriculum
delivery across six universities, five of which offer semester
schedules, and one (UW) on a quarter schedule. The Themes and
Integration Specialist will advise, block directors, instructors,
and deans on needed changes and improvements to the curriculum to
meet school, state and national/federal guidelines for
accreditation and financial aid and implement and document these
changes and improvements.
Medicine Health and Society/Themes Project Management:
--- Partner with Medicine, Health and Society (MHS)/Themes in
Medicine Course Directors, instructors and regional administrators
to develop, maintain and implement the four year MHS
--- Communicate action steps, priorities and stakeholder needs to
MHS Course Directors, instructors and staff. Communicate concerns
regarding MHS curriculum to School of Medicine leadership.
--- Utilize project management techniques and tools such as Gantt
charts to track and monitor timetables, action items, deliverables
and contingency plans and web-based collaborative platforms
(SharePoint) to share and collaborate on teaching materials.
--- Organize the work of MHS faculty, including collecting and
refining minutes and follow through on action items.
--- Utilize Canvas Learning Management System to build MHS courses
--- Track and monitor students who fail to master MHS material and
must remediate coursework. Work with course directors to develop
remediation plan and serve as liaison between School of Medicine
curriculum staff and deans, faculty and other leaders on issues of
curriculum and UW and SOM remediation policies.
--- Track and record students who leave the curriculum and require
MSH/Themes coursework to graduate upon re-entry. Respond to all
inquiries regarding student status toward graduation.
--- Initiate strategic plans and assist with process for systematic
review and evaluation of continuous curricular innovation,
including development and monitoring of outcomes and plans of
action for improvement.
--- Author and revise curriculum website and write and manage
social media and other marketing communications. Develop written
communication materials and collaborate with faculty to draft
special communications, including newsletters on the Foundations
Curriculum and distribute broadly to UW Medicine faculty, regional
faculty, staff, and students.
Integration Project Management:
--- Partner with the Integration faculty director, instructors and
regional administrators to develop, maintain and implement three
School of Medicine foundations phase integration weeks and four
clinical phase integration weeks.
--- Organize the work of foundations and clinical integration
faculty workgroup teams, including collecting and refining minutes
and follow through on action items.
--- Serve as liaison between the Integration faculty director,
School of Medicine curriculum staff and deans, faculty and other
leaders on issues related to integration curriculum and answer
questions related to student requirements, attendance and
congruence across WWAMI.
--- Utilize Canvas Learning Management System to build content for
--- Build systems to communicate and align work between the
foundations and clinical integration teams to share competencies
and curricular objectives.
--- Coordinate integration communication across all stakeholder
groups in the School of Medicine.
--- Present and represent curriculum team at School of Medicine
Curriculum Committee meetings.
--- Build systems to track requirements during integration
Special Projects and Other Duties as Assigned:
--- Collect data and information and provides reports for inclusion
in SOM reports and accreditation surveys.
--- Work with the Director of Curriculum on coordinating and
integrating projects impacting all four years of the medical school
--- Bachelor's degree in Education, Sciences, Social Sciences, or
related field and at least 2 years of applicable experience.
Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement.
--- Proven expertise with spreadsheets, word processing and
databases in a Windows environment.
--- Ability to independently interpret, analyze and synthesize
--- Proven leadership and strong oral and written communication
--- Demonstrated experience working in large, highly structured
--- Ability to work independently with a high degree of
reliability, accuracy, and productivity.
--- Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
--- Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working
relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum
--- Background in higher education.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTY
The position occasionally requires the employee to work beyond a
normal work week (e.g., more than 40 hours a week).
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assessments have been completed.
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disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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