Healthcare Transformation Specialist, Bitterroot College (1785-254)

Bitterroot College UM is seeking a Healthcare Transformation Specialist to oversee and manage the local implementation of Montana HealthCARE (Creating Access to Rural Education), a $15 million, four-year Federal Grant Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The project comprises 15 Montana two-year colleges, including four tribal colleges, with Missoula College UM serving as the lead institution. Strategies to address the gap between the state's educational capacity and healthcare employers' demands are: (1) Create statewide healthcare pathways characterized by stacked and latticed credentials and contextualized curricula; (2) Address Montana's nursing shortages by providing accelerated pathways to credential completion; (3) Increase success for students by providing services that better prepare adult learners for college; accelerate credential completion; coach students in pathway navigation; and provide access to distance education; and (4) Engage the healthcare industry, education, workforce programs and other stakeholders in healthcare workforce transformation; on the job training and apprenticeship opportunities; rapid response cycle regional planning; and data driven approaches. This work will be supplemented by development of Core Curricula for administrative and clinical healthcare career pathways. Sub-awards will be provided to the two-year colleges and Missoula College UM will manage the project administration budget.
Responsibilities include: 1) Convening, engaging, and collaborating with a campus team to strategically plan project implementation which will include curriculum, assessment, training and support initiatives; 2) Meeting regularly with and reporting to MT HealthCARE Project Director and statewide steering committee; 3) Working strategically with other participating campus Transformation Specialists to strategize implementation; 4) Providing local leadership in the implementation of improvement planning, data analysis, assessments and organizational strategies; 5) Developing connections among the faculty, college administration, and employer stakeholders, to assist implementation of project objectives and strategies; 6) Facilitating communication between internal and external stakeholders to ensure that plan is followed; 7) Reacting proactively to data analysis and utilize data to inform decisions; 8) Determining needed changes and identify strategic approaches; 9) Clarifying the change process steps for all local stakeholders; 10) Identifying and eliminating roadblocks directly tied to communication breakdowns at any level; 11) Preparing regular reports to campus administration, HealthCARE Project Director and statewide steering committee; and 12) Performing other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned.
Position Details
Position is part-time, 0.75 FTE, Letter of Appointment, grant funded position for three years ending on March 31, 2018 and includes full benefits package.
Position is located in Hamilton, Montana on the Bitterroot College campus.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as healthcare, education, educational administration, etc. and three years professional experience in a post-secondary setting.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
Professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor and
Ability to interact professionally with all levels of personnel and community members;
Knowledge and training in shared leadership, the change process, and process improvement
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as healthcare, education, educational administration, etc.
Experience in strategic planning
Experience in data analysis and reporting
Knowledge and training in curriculum development and design processes
Experience working with or reporting results for state or federal grants
Bitterroot College
The Bitterroot College connects a diverse rural community to a wide array of learning opportunities. We achieve student success, lifelong learning, and community engagement through responsive and accessible academics, workforce preparation, and enrichment programming. To learn more about Bitterroot College, please visit:
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
How to ApplyPriority Application Date: July 23, 2017
Applications received by 7/23 will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on July 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.
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Letter of Interest ? addressing the stated required skills for the position
Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
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In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
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