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Director of Faculty Academic Career Support and Advising- Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Pasadena, California

At Kaiser Permanente our nurses are leaders, clinicians, researchers, innovators, and scientists who are contributing toward being an industry-leading voice for advancing evidence-based care. Whether supporting the patient directly in our hospitals or clinics, providing care at home, serving our patients through innovative virtual technology, or managing care delivery teams, Kaiser Permanente nurses utilize scientific evidence and our integrated care model to optimize the total health of our members and the communities we serve. We invite nurses who are passionate about nursing excellence, high-quality compassionate care delivery, professionalism, integrity, teamwork and patient and family centeredness to join our teams so that we can continue to sustain and build upon our culture of excellence.

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Level: Individual Contributor
  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Success Profile

We’re looking for Registered Nurses who possess the following traits.

  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Flexible
  • Leadership
  • Socially Conscientious
  • Trustworthy


We offer several benefits to our nurses.

  • Medical, Vision & Dental

  • Retirement Plans

  • Educational Opportunities & Tuition Reimbursement

  • Supportive Teams & Resources

  • Career Growth & Development

Our Culture

At Kaiser Permanente, we cultivate an environment of compassion, integrity, trust, and open communication that helps our teams do their best work. We believe that lifelong learning will expand our knowledge so we can better serve our patients. Our practice is rooted in research and evidence-based care. Our nurses reflect the rich diversity of our members and communities and provide culturally responsive and competent care that promotes understanding of our members needs and preferences. At Kaiser Permanente, nurses are highly skilled professionals who exemplify leadership, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving and deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.

What Our People Are Saying


Relief Charge Nurse

Working as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente has allowed me the perfect flexible schedule so that I can volunteer as Girl Scout Leader and room parent for both my children. My kids know that I am a hardworking mother who can provide, as well as a mom who can be present and be there for them – and that means everything to me.


RN, Advice Nurse

Working for Kaiser Permanente has allowed me to take control of my future and make my goals a possibility. I feel that Kaiser Permanente allows me to keep climbing and moving. Having that ability truly makes me feel empowered.


Registered Nurse IV

Kaiser Permanente has taken me on a personal and educational growth journey. I am supported by a culture of excellence that allows me to be dedicated to patients and patients’ families every day at work. What an honor to be part of Kaiser Permanente..


Inpatient Lactation Consultant

As an RN/IBCLC in Maternal Child, I’m meeting families at a pivotal time — I’m there to help launch a new family into the world. Everything I do has the potential to impact a family’s health for generations to come.


Quality Coordinator RN

In Hawaii, your community is your family — or ‘ohana.’ I am able to provide extraordinary patient-centered care to my ohana.


Appointment and Advice RN

The location is fantastic. Kaiser Permanente is all over the country. You can pick almost any environment you want – from ocean to mountain to city. You’ll still be able to contribute to our mission of providing high quality health care at a local facility.



I chose Kaiser Permanente because their staff and providers really show that they care about you. Also, throughout my 12 years of working here I’m always learning something new, and I’ve had many opportunities for growth and development.

Director of Faculty Academic Career Support and Advising- Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1026167 Date posted 04/28/2022
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Experienced professional with in-depth knowledge of academic career paths, independently performing a broad range of responsibilities within the function, including advising individual faculty regarding academic career planning, facilitating collaborations and mentorship pairings, developing programs to support faculty scholarly success, working closely with department chairs and other School leaders to support institutional goals, and tracking and overseeing evaluation of programing. This individual has a comprehensive understanding of the medical education environment, academic promotion and appointment processes, and the training and ability to coach faculty towards academic career success and wellbeing.

Reporting directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs, this individual will provide support to faculty at all levels of the academic ladder. This position is part of the Schools commitment and initiatives toward the development of its faculty and provides service to faculty, develops relevant materials and communications, and plans and executes events for the KPSOM community of educators.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with department leadership and other relevant offices, serve as an academic career coach for KPSOM faculty, which may include guiding the preparation of academic CVs, teaching academic writing, identifying ways to secure funding for scholarly activity, and mentoring faculty on reputation building locally, regionally or nationally;

  • Draft reports, serve on school committees, collect data, attend planning meetings, and participate in site visits for WSCUC and LCME accreditation;

  • Develop content and manage activities to execute the faculty general orientation program (3 to 4 times per year), including: developing program topics, securing presenters, securing CME credit, managing assistant support of the program, handling orientation logistics and planning, creating agendas, and managing the event onsite or remotely (depending on the modality);

  • Develop programming relevant to faculty career development as identified in the faculty development needs assessment and by department and school leadership;

  • Lead and manage activities related to the development and analysis of the faculty development needs assessment survey instrument, including: identifying and working with partners in key offices offering faculty development programming, writing survey questions, managing survey input from partner offices, administering the survey, conducting analysis of results, sharing and reporting results;

  • Create, develop, and manage with the Office of Faculty Affairs team a bespoke faculty database management system

  • Supervise activities of the coordinator supporting this position (event attendance tracking, program development, and implementation logistics, orientation logistics, program calendar management, faculty database management system data input);

  • Develop and update the CV template;

  • Develop and maintain a library of resources, such as academic listserv communities, conferences, and opportunities to advance scholarly activity;

  • Identify potential faculty mentors and facilitate mentorship connections within and outside Kaiser Permanente;

  • Serve as liaison to KPSOM department chairs on status and progress of faculty;

  • Monitor and review the status of KPSOM faculty through annual academic conferences and annual reports;

  • Research new initiatives and trends pertaining to academic and career development;

  • Disseminate information regarding programming and other faculty opportunities through a variety of tools, including the faculty portal

  • Manage faculty award programs;

  • Create, update, and maintain the faculty annual activity report form for faculty annual reviews;

  • Serve on the faculty educator development working group and other faculty development groups as appropriate

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum (3) years of experience working directly with faculty in a higher education setting, including experience with academic coaching, faculty appointments and promotions, and career development or equivalent



  • Masters degree in a related area OR a minimum six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience developing and managing faculty events

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a medical education setting

  • Experience as a faculty member

  • MD or PhD or relevant experience/training

  • Evidence of scholarly activity as a primary contributor

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - ClinSci Special Projects Pay Range: $115500 - $149380 / year Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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.

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