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Community Engagement/Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Company: University of Southern California
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.The Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC provides care for every member of the family, across generations and over lifetimes. We aim to enhance the quality of life for underserved and vulnerable patients, while educating future generations of highly skilled, compassionate primary care specialists. Our goal is to combine education, patient advocacy, and evidence-based research to advance family medicine and geriatrics, and we are guided by the principles of Collaboration, Inclusivity, Innovation, Joy at Work, Integrity, and Excellence. The Division of College Health, within the Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Clinical Instructor to handle community engagement for the USC Well-being Collective. The position fits within a Collective Impact framework, which requires working collaboratively with all members of the diverse campus community and academic/administrative units towards the USC Well-being Collective common agenda of strengthening a campus culture driven by student well-being. The USC Student Health, Office for Health Promotion Strategy, which serves as the "backbone organization" for the USC Well-being Collective, supports university divisions, departments, and student organizations with data and metrics, training and facilitation, and community engagement to create a health promoting campus and advance equitable outcomes. Specifically, this position will develop and implement community engagement systems and strategies to support the Collective in advancing cultural and systemic change. The Assistant Director, Community Engagement works with partner units to identify and recommend wise practices of engaging with communities and nurture alignment and continuous engagement.Position specific JOB SUMMARY: As a clinical faculty member (clinical instructor) in the Office for Health Promotion Strategy in USC Student Health, this professional will work towards enhancing communal well-being through the use of community engagement within a collective impact framework. This position will work within a dedicated, inclusive team to identify connections and intersections, seek partner engagement, build partner capacity, strengthen existing relationships, and work closely with department staff to achieve measurable improvements and pursue equitable health outcomes at the population-level and within the ecosystems where students work, learn, live and play.STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, ADVOCACY, CAPACITY BUILDINGAs a faculty member in the Office for Health Promotion Strategy, you will:Work towards enhancing communal well-being and a health promoting campus setting by serving as a member of the backbone organization in a collective impact initiative.Cultivate and facilitate the engagement of partnerships and networks across campus - including participating organizations, faculty members, instructors, departmental and program administrators, staff members, students, teaching assistants, and members of community organizations - to support collaborative strategies towards the outcome of student well-being.Act as a key resource for and ambassador with campus and community stakeholders for all USC Well-being Collective Initiatives.Convene invested campus and community stakeholders, manage projects and timelines, and provide administrative and technical support necessary to maintain stakeholder engagement and assure progression of work toward stated goals.Participate in campus committees as necessary to provide both health promotion process and content expertise as participation supports USC Well-being Collective InitiativesMaintain current working knowledge of the USC context (e.g. academic and institutional plans and priorities, faculties, departments, student services, USC survey data) in order to best align the work with stakeholder groups, departments, and/or university policies.Work with Senior Learning and Development Specialist to advocate for and build capacity through training of members of the USC Well-being Collective using a settings approach to the campus conditions with respect to campus policies, learning and working environments, physical spaces, services and support, student development, and/or opportunities for social connectedness.PLANNING AND RESEARCHFacilitate the design and implementation of campus-wide health promotion strategies, applying principles of community development, collective impact and environmental management.Identify trends and needs of participating organizations, campus stakeholders, seek feedback from diverse groups, and collaboratively develop strategies to best address their needs and develop their capacities.Research and stay current on health promotion theory, systemic settings and socioecological approaches, issues impacting health and well-being, relevant trends in post-secondary education, and at USC specifically, best practices, government legislation, and non-government organization guidelines (e.g. World Health Organization's Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Colleges and Universities).Identify strategic and innovative opportunities for new initiatives and supports their research, planning, and development (i.e. those that arise from stakeholder engagement and Steering Committee priorities).Develop and advance trainings for policy, programs, and environmental actions that are aligned with the Collective's goals and objectives, the needs of the campus community and the University mission.COMMUNICATION AND STRATEGIC ALIGNMENTIntegrate, align, and communicate initiatives and services across the organization in support of health and well-being.In collaboration with the Director, assess the degree of alignment between current initiatives and the university strategic direction and policies. Provide recommendations to link and align efforts throughout the Collective, across campus, and assist with the development of evaluation measures.Work with Assistant Director, Media and Assessment to design and implement strategies to communicate and evaluate population level health and well-being and the interconnection of health and well-being with learning, success, and retention.Use evidence-informed practices, in disseminating disaggregated data and other report to inform operations and programming.Consult regularly with other members of USC Community and outside of and within campus to identify and address emerging relevant trends.Participate in and represent the USC Wellbeing Collective in community coalitions, collaborative efforts and citywide and statewide initiatives in support of health and wellbeing in a higher education setting.Respond to requests for information, data and presentations, as well as conduct pro-active communication with stakeholders and Collective partners.BUDGET, STAFFING AND DEVELOPMENTOversee administration of budget, HR requirements, and hiring and management of professional, student worker, and graduate intern staff.Provide training on health promotion, community engagement, qualitative research methods (facilitation, coding and analysis), and other professional development as needed.Research and prepare grant proposals and/or development proposals for the Director's submission to social service agencies and other private/public organizations.To succeed in this role, you will need:A Master's in Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Communication or similar field Excellent knowledge, skills and abilities to understand data and generate insights; ability to translate complex issues into actionable efforts. Oral and written communication skills that contribute to effective collaboration with staff, faculty and students Demonstrated commitment to equity and knowledge about equity-related topics, especially as it relates to data sharing and community engagement techniques Demonstrated project management skills, especially in the domain of complex program administration and stakeholder management A minimum of two years of experience working in higher education or similar sectorADDITIONAL INFORMATION pertinent to this specific position:Advanced strategy and planning skills, including strong analytical and critical thinking skills and an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons.Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences.Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to model holism and build authentic relationships with a diverse set of partners.Deep understanding of structural racism and its manifestations in systems and organizations in a higher education setting.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, cultural humility, and inclusion.Demonstrated commitment to racial, social and earth justice.Understanding of behavioral and community health in relation to and connection with environment and organizational systems.Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other departments/units and student organizations.Flexible, motivated to achieve goals, and able to navigate the complexities of systemic change.Demonstrated commitment to addressing and responding to racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other discriminatory practices and behaviors.Committed to constant self-education around addressing health inequities, race, power, and privilege at an individual and systemic level.Interested candidates should apply here and upload CV, cover letter and 3 references. The cover letter should address your interest in the role, relevant experience, and any ideas you have on how data can contribute to more equitable outcomes in well-being. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.Compensation and Benefits:USC offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate's experience and accomplishments and also offers excellent benefits to employees.USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.REQ20115378 Posted Date: 04/14/2022

Keywords: University of Southern California, Alhambra , Community Engagement/Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator), Education / Teaching , Alhambra, California

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