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Director Faculty Educator Development - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 772946 Date posted: 02/14/2019

By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente 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. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The 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 environment.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation-s highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at

Design, implementation, delivery and evaluation of the KPSOM program for faculty engagement in medical education. Reporting directly to both the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design and monitor a system for continual identification of didactic faculty development needs based on the educational role of faculty members.

  • Support didactic faculty members in their growth as educators and the educational program as a whole through the design and/or delivery of faculty development workshops, online offerings, and individualized coaching.

  • Develop faculty engagement programs for educators with attention to equity, inclusion and diversity, and to community engagement.

  • Partner with the Office of Faculty Affairs to identify and implement strategies to foster communities of practice among faculty.
  • Develop and oversee website content outlining the overall program of faculty educator development (or engagement) and provide direct access to KPSOM online resources to educators.

  • Contribute to KPSOM newsletter and other communications.

  • Oversee a program of faculty development for coaching of students to support competency-based progression of learning.

  • Develop and oversee the maintenance of a comprehensive database of faculty development offerings and participation for use in program evaluation, faculty evaluation, and accreditation.

  • Support Deans, department Chairs, Academic and Community Affairs, and human resources staff in efforts for on-boarding and retaining highly effective instructional faculty members.
  • Partner with the Office of Medical Education around providing and monitoring resident participation in activities to prepare and support them in their roles in instruction and assessment of medical students. 

  • Partner with the Office of Faculty Affairs around new faculty orientation and onboarding.

  • Develop strategies to ensure that all new faculty are aware of the services and resources related to their roles as educators.

  • Inform decisions regarding strategic use of external resources to develop individual faculty roles as educators.

  • Collaborate with department Chairs and the Office of Academic and Community Affairs in the development of faculty educator recognition initiatives.

  • Represent KPSOM at appropriate venues outside the campus to promote, market, and enhance the visibility of KPSOM.

  • Partner with the Office of Faculty Affairs to support faculty in areas of scholarship related to teaching and learning.

  • Partner with SCPMG to leverage the use of CME and other professional education credits to reward and optimize use of KPSOM faculty development offerings.

  • Collaborate in the design and implementation of program evaluation of KPSOM faculty development.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A

  • Education

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in medical education, adult learning, adult education or closely related field such as training and development, organizational development, or human resource development.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of current efforts and best practices in faculty development to support innovative curricula.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, with depth of pedagogical content knowledge using adult learning principles and practices.

  • Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for teaching and facilitation in both small and large group settings.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with variety of stakeholders, including project staff, administration and faculty from a variety of disciplines.

  • Ability to manage complex tasks/projects in a timely manner with a high degree of quality and to mobilize relationships and resources in a collaborative, collegial manner.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy, and sense of humor.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in faculty development to support core clinical education skills, including direct observation, feedback and coaching, and assessment.

  • Experience with LCME accreditation.

  • Experience with faculty development in coaching.

  • Experience with faculty development for professional and organizational development (time management, resilience, professionalism and leadership/organizational skills.

  •  Ed.D., Ph.D. is preferred.                             
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Ave 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: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Education / Training Department: Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 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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