Loma Linda University School of Medicine is inviting applications for Director of a Master's Program in Genetic Counseling.
The program director works under the direction of the department chair and/or Dean of the School. Responsibilities include program development and administration, assurance of program/clinical education effectiveness, curriculum planning and development. The director is responsible for assuring that the program meets professional accreditation standards and documentation requirements.
The job duties include achieving and maintaining program accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), coordinating recruitment of clinical sites locally, in the greater Southern California region and elsewhere, including acquisition of appropriate affiliation agreements, in compliance with ACGC standard.
The program will draw from faculty across 8 schools at LLU that offer a variety of certificate and degree programs. The Program Director will join an experiences faculty in the Divisions of Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling, with the goal of providing a strong grounding in clinical and research skills related to genetic and genomics, and to enable a culture of life-long learning. In this full-time position, effort will be divided 80% (0.8 FTE) for program development and administration and 20% (0.2 FTE) for patient related work in a clinical setting.
The successful applicant will possess a Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or equivalent from an accredited program and be ABGC or ABMG board certified or equivalent. The applicant must have or be eligible for CA Genetic Counselor Licensure, and have a minimum of 5 years of clinical genetic counseling experience. He or she will be an effective leader with excellent communication, organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development, supervising genetic counseling students and/or other clinical supervision, prior teaching, research and/or administrative experience in an academic center are preferred.
This opportunity is not eligible for a J1 waiver.
Loma Linda University is located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in an area known as the Inland Empire. Nestled at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, we have convenient access to beach cities, skiing, hiking and a variety of other outdoor activities. This region also has excellent private and public school systems.
Comprehensive benefits, including
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a. Hold a master’s degree in the discipline of genetic counseling;
b. Have current certification in genetic counseling by the ABGC or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG);
c. Recertify with ABGC;
d. Have at least five years of experience as a certified genetic counselor, a minimum of three of which must be in a patient-facing role (clinic or research);
e. Have been the course instructor/instructor of record for at least six credit hours of post-secondary education;
f. Be available for program administration year-round;
g. Complete two hours per year of continuing training/coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, or educational andragogy;
h. All individuals becoming a program director for the first time must have completed at least 10 hours of training/coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, or educational andragogy, within the last 10 years;
i. All individuals becoming a program director for the first time must have provided fieldwork supervision for at least five genetic counseling graduate students for a minimum of 500 total contact hours in the last 10 years; and
j. Document training, workshops or other experiences related to:
ii. Professional development;
iv. Scholarly activities;
vi. Academic advising; and
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits, including
Paid Malpractice Insurance