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Asst Dean Community Engagement - Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 872614 Date posted: 03/11/2020

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By joining the team
that is designing and implementing Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of
Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical
school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a
catalyst for change in medical education. The School of Medicine team works
from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who
thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based

The Kaiser
Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is devoted first and foremost to
offering an outstanding, forward-thinking medical education.  Its
curriculum is built on the three pillars of Biomedical Science, Clinical
Science, and Health Systems Science. Students will think broadly about the ways
care can be more effective for everyone and learn how to advocate for better
health in homes, school, workplaces, neighborhoods, and society at large. The
school will incorporate many of the most innovative and effective educational
practices available today and will give students the opportunity to learn from
the physicians and care teams in Kaiser Permanente-s integrated health care
system.  This approach will provide future physicians with the knowledge
and skills to play key roles in the transformation of healthcare in our nation
and help people from all backgrounds and settings thrive. Learn more at

The Assistant Dean for Community Engagement for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine will lead the School's strategic efforts to bring the School into the community and the community into the School.  Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs, the Assistant Dean will oversee engagement with community partners in the greater Los Angeles area; organize outreach programs to support the health of the community; facilitate opportunities for staff, students, and faculty to extend their efforts outside the school; engage with the School of Medicine service-learning curriculum; and collaborate with the Director of Community Engagement, Community Health and Public Affairs leaders of Kaiser Permanente to extend the reach of the School into the organizations and communities we serve.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Solicit input from multiple stakeholders in the non-profit, healthcare, government, and social services sectors regarding value-added activities and roles for the School of Medicine in the community.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement and other members of the Community Affairs team, develop a comprehensive strategic plan and timeline for specific community-oriented activities, with emphasis on the greater Pasadena and LA environments and attention to our role as a national school.
  • Organize and facilitate a regularly-meeting Community Advisory Board for the School.
  • Work with faculty to develop a research agenda in support of community initiatives.
  • Participate in the service-learning curriculum through support of a community of practice of service-learning faculty and oversight of the Memoranda of Understanding with partner FQHCs.
  • Engage with Community Health, Public Affairs, and other leaders at Kaiser Permanente to create opportunities for mission alignment and leverage resources in support of the Schools' community agenda.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, support pipeline initiatives.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Global and Humanitarian Health, integrate global efforts into the vision for community health.
  • Attend community functions of significance to the School and publicize events to the School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff that will facilitate their activities in the community.
  • Oversee community based programs, classes, lectures, and meetings on the School campus.
  • Support efforts to develop a student-run clinic.
  • Engage with national leaders and programs focused on health professions community engagement; identify opportunities for the School to establish leadership in this domain.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the community engagement strategy, realigning priorities as needed and using national benchmarks, such as the Carnegie criteria for Community Engagement and the Spenser Foreman Award of the AAMC, in addition to community feedback, to document progress
  • Prepare reports and presentations as needed.
  • Participate in performance management oversight for the Director of Community Engagement and the Community Affairs team.
  • Serve as a faculty member in the Department of Health Systems Science; rank commensurate with credentials and appointment criteria.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of administrative experience working with non-profit, community, population health, or government organizations.
  • Education
  • MD, PhD, DO, ScD or similar doctoral degree
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Deep familiarity with greater Los Angeles government, health care, not-for-profit, and social service entities
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience
  • Record of leadership and scholarship in community engagement
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice
  • Experience with developing, executing, and assessing a strategic plan
  • Demonstrated ability to regularly generate new ideas and solutions (be proactive, creative and innovative), anticipate and prepare for future events and outcomes, deal promptly and effectively with difficult problems and issues, plan and meet critical deadlines and master new situations or information quickly and easily
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on key issues, research, gather and integrate information and lead or participate with others across organizational and institutional lines in developing a wide range of qualified resources and data as the basis for formulating recommendations and developing approaches to resolving issues and problems
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects
  • Excellent oral communication skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, influence outcomes, and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations, and ideas
  • Excellent written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation, and reports
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to work effectively with staff at all levels of the organization

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • MPH, MPP, MPA, or other relevant degree
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Executive/VP Job Category: Education / Training Department: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Med Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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