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Classification Series DetailFunction Community & Government Affairs
Family Operations Classification Series Title VP
Full Salary RangeMinimum $145,000.00
Expected Pay ScaleMinimum $145,000.00
Posting DetailsPosting Number A00635
Position Title Assistant Vice President for Community Benefit and Governmental Affairs Campus Hybrid Department 5550 Community & Governmental Affairs Type of Position Administration Job Summary
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President for External Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Community Benefit & Government Affairs (AVP) will advance Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) priorities through strategy development and implementation (e.g., partnership development, community benefit program), including ensuring the strategies are aligned with Western U's commitment to improving the health of our community. As part of Western U's commitment, we provide direct health care services to some of our community's most vulnerable members, and we partner with government and local –based organizations to support programs that improve the health of our community. We find strength in our community partnerships, which better equips us to meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve. The AVP will implement an exceptional community benefit program to all of the communities we touch. The AVP will have strong leadership, policy, and systems change skills to effectively lead community- based partnership coordination as part of our larger community engagement efforts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
· Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
· Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
· Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
· Experience using effective interpersonal communication skills to interact with a diverse group of individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify situations, and resolve problems; to communicate clearly and professionally; and to develop and sustain collegial working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
· Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events and outreach programs.
· Ability to travel, including site visits and meetings representing WesternU.
· Ability to identify leverage points and assess new ideas have the potential to influence or change a system.
Master's degree in human development, psychology, public policy, political science, or a related field. Proven leadership in mission work that is grounded in working within ecosystems and collaboratives that empower, uplift and positively transform communities. Experience in family and community engagement, community relations; experience managing a budget of $3 + million including programming and operational costs.
List comments regarding work hours
Availability to work evenings and weekend as needed only
Posting Date 08/25/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Essential Job Duties
In collaboration with the Senior Vice President of External Affairs, the AVP will implement a multi-state broad- reaching community benefit program; Actively engage in the community and region to advance partnerships with human services and nonprofit agencies, public sector institutions, and funders to further the efforts of the community benefit program; The AVP will work with the external affairs team to develop, strengthen, and implement the program's internal processes to better serve community partners and the goals of the community benefit program; Build and strengthen relationships with community partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face in their respective areas of focus; Enable ongoing public awareness about program partners by organizing and managing regular communications; Oversee the development and delivery of the annual community benefit report; Act as a subject matter expert and resource for the University, especially as it relates to systems-level changes that result in addressing social determinants of health and advancing health equity; The AVP will conduct due diligence, i.e. site visits of pending and active community benefit projects; Work with the greater external affairs division to identify and cultivate funding for the community benefit program; Assist with securing new funding opportunities for a future grantmaking program; manage relationships with local and national funders for future growth opportunities.
Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty
Oversee external government relations consultants to coordinate local, state and federal legislative requests and relationships for the states of Oregon and California. Ensure external government relations consultants are monitoring regional, state, and federal legislative and policy issues impacting or potentially impacting the University. Represent WesternU on local, regional and state association boards and committees as needed; at the direction of senior leadership delegate appropriate appointments of WesternU representatives to associations, boards and committees. Develop the model of public-private partnership in support of the university's long range strategic plan, inclusive of securing public-sector contracts and funding. Communicate with senior leadership and as requested, with the WesternU Board of Trustees on government affairs strategies and outcomes.
Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty
Perform other projects and responsibilities, as assigned.
Percentage Of Time 10Physical Demands
Physical DemandsDo the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes
If yes, list maximum weight and duration
WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to (xx) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.Applicant Documents
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