Area Health Education Center Director
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of SVHEC Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Director. SVHEC AHEC is a federally funded health professions recruitment, training, and retention program that aims to stimulate interest in health careers, with emphasis on medically underserved regions. The AHEC Director plans and implements grant required initiatives and activities; recruits for and supports AHEC Scholars Program; engages and collaborates with internal and external health education and workforce stakeholders to facilitate regional health professions recruitment; and focuses CORE topics training in rural and medically underserved communities or populations; collaborates with multiple stakeholders to support healthcare pipeline, education and workforce initiatives. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, grant writing; planning, development, delivery, data collection, evaluation and reporting associated with programs as well as federal grant and state level objectives; budgetary management and compliance; information sharing and presentations to diverse audiences; participation in relevant training, committees, meetings, and other forums as appropriate; and travel throughout the Southside Virginia AHEC region as well as facilitating the coordination of an Advisory Committee is also required.PLEASE NOTE: This is a full time restricted classified, grant funded position. Funding is dependent upon grant funding availability.
Substantial experience in one or a combination of the following areas: Program management, Marketing and/or public relations, Recruiting and/or educational support services for healthcare professions or Career coach/guidance counseling for pre-college and college students; Demonstrated project management experience; grant management and reporting experience; Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and ability to develop and work effectively with diverse educational, healthcare, and corporate stakeholders; Proven ability to independently develop, implement, track, and document program goals and strategies in collaboration with educational and workforce partners; Knowledgeable about health careers; Effective communication and presentation skills; Moderate to advanced computer literacy including proficiency using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications; Ability to use data to help inform decision-making; Some experience with successful marketing and recruitment efforts and Familiarity with data collection, data input, and reports related to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). High school graduate or equivalent.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Health-Related Discipline, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Business, Project Management or related field; Grant writing experience; Certificate in grant management.
Cover letter and Resume required.
State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 371-7401. Please include your name and the position number of the fax cover sheet.