Xavier University of Louisiana invites nominations and applications for the position of Program Director for a new Genetic Counseling (GC) Program, a program developed and implemented with Ochsner Health. Xavier seeks a dynamic program leader with a passion for teaching excellence and innovation and responsible for planning, developing, implementing and overseeing this new program. The Program Director will be responsible for ensuring the program meets expectations for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The Program Director of the GC Program will report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and support the University mission. The Program Director of the GC Program have a 12-month non-tenure track faculty appointment with rank commensurate with the incumbent’s experience. Xavier offers faculty members a generous benefits package that also includes opportunities for faculty development and support.
A Master's degree in Genetic Counseling,
Current certification in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics,
At least five years as a certified genetic counselor, with at least three in a clinic or in research,
Willingness to ensure compliance with the ACGC program director qualifications,
Teaching, leadership and management experience,
Knowledge and understanding of ACGC accreditation processes and standards,
Knowledge about program organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, and development;
Cultural competency to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff,
Ability to work highly independently, organize work with extreme attention to detail and accuracy; demonstrated skill in assessing timelines and coordinating numerous assignments and projects simultaneously under heavy and fluctuating workloads and conflicting deadlines,
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collegially, and
Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
The Program Director's primary duties and responsibilities include and are not limited to:
Represent the Genetic Counseling Program internally and externally;
Provide leadership to ensure the Genetic Counseling Program as well as all program leadership and faculty/staff remain compliant with all ACGC standards;
Develop, review, and maintain the program’s strategic plan;
Provide leadership to long-term program planning that includes fiscal stability;
Recommend and oversee the program budget, including the approval of all expenditures;
Develop, implement, and continuously evaluate the program;
Ensure the effectiveness of the program’s learning environment;
Teach genetic counseling courses in area/s of specialty;
Develop, maintain and implement student recruitment strategies;
Responsible for faculty recruitment, retention and development;
Conduct regular faculty evaluations and feedback activities;
Maintain and collaborate with the program advisory board, implementing appropriate recommendations;
Provide service to the college and the university;
Commitment to developing an active research program that results in publications and/or successful grant proposals; and
Support the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation, and creativity.
To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of interest addressed to The Search Committee for the Program Director, Genetic Counseling Program, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses and contact information of three references. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified candidates who will contribute, through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier University of Louisiana was founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and is the only Catholic and Historically Black University in the nation. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. In order to develop the whole person, Xavier strives to create a college experience that inspires personal growth, interpersonal skills, and leadership in such areas as community service, the environment, cultural concerns, and social justice.
The University’s academic units are the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. Xavier is highly regarded for its educational programming in the STEM and health science fields, leading nationally in the preparation of African American physicians. It also has a strong background in the liberal arts that is enriched by the social and cultural ...setting of New Orleans. The University offers bachelor's, master's, the Doctor of Pharmacy, and the Doctor of Education.
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