Academic Leader Searches
Director, UConn Waterbury
The Provost has appointed a search committee to advise on outstanding leaders who can provide executive direction and strategic vision as Director of UConn Waterbury. We will conduct the search during the 2022 Spring and Fall semesters.
Indrajeet Chaubey (Search Chair), Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Kelly Bartlett, Director, UConn Waterbury Office of Student Services
Kimberly Cuevas, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Vern Granger Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Tamara Kaliszewski, Assistant Professor In-Residence, Department of Allied Health Sciences
Daniel Mercier, Director of Academic Services, UConn Avery Point
Neil O’Leary, Mayor, City of Waterbury
Melissa Rembish, Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Verna Ruffin, Superintendent, Waterbury Public Schools
Ellie Schmuss, Undergraduate Student, UConn Waterbury
John Zack, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Porsha Williams, Vice President, Parker Executive Search
Jacob Anderson, Principal, Parker Executive Search
Rachel Wice, Search Staffer and Academic Personnel Coordinator, Office of the Provost
Michelle Everard, Search Staffer and Project Coordinator, Office of the Provost
The Provost’s Office is hosting several listening sessions to seek your feedback on the search and the directorship. Additionally, you may submit your feedback via an anonymous survey and nominate candidates directly to Parker Executive Search.
If you wish to attend a listening session, please click on the link for your desired session below to register. You will then receive a registration confirmation email including the WebEx link for the session you select.
- Tuesday, March 29, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Students)
- Tuesday, March 29, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Faculty)
- Wednesday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Open: Faculty, staff, students, community members)
- Wednesday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Staff)
You may provide feedback on the position using the survey below.
Feedback Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JWVWHSX
To recommend a potential candidate to Parker Executive Search:
The University of Connecticut has retained the services of the executive search firm Parker Executive Search to conduct this important search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence and should be submitted to the search firm.
To apply, please submit an application via Parker Executive Search's website.
Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to August 1, 2022.
Each candidate will give a virtual public presentation, where they will present briefly on their vision and qualifications to lead the Waterbury campus.
These public forums are scheduled to take place the week of September 26, 2022. Additional information and links to join these sessions will be posted here when available.
Director, Office of Clinical Placement Coordination
The Provost has appointed a search committee to advise on outstanding internal candidates who can provide direction and vision as Director of the Office of Clinical Placement Coordination. We will conduct the search during spring 2022.
Nicole Campbell, Education Program Manager 1, Social Work
Jill Fitzgerald, Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy
Annette Maruca, Clinical Professor, Nursing
Nancy McMahon, Clinical Professor and Search Committee Chair, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Amanda Moreau, Clinical Instructor, Nursing
Bambi Mroz, Administrative Program Support 4, Office of Clinical Placement Coordination
The Office of the Provost invites applications for the Director of the Office of Clinical Placement Coordination. The Office of Clinical Placement Coordination supports clinical placements for undergraduate, certificate, and graduate students across programs including Allied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychological Sciences, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and Social Work as well as other clinical and/or field placements of UConn students. The Office of Clinical Placement Coordination works collaboratively with faculty, program directors, and students so that students are prepared for their clinical and/or field placements consistent with legal, course, and accreditation requirements as well as the mission of the school and program.
The Office of Clinical Placement Coordination staff includes two FTEs of Clinical Placement Compliance Specialists (three individuals) and one FTE Senior Contracts Specialist (one person). The Office guides students and faculty through their compliance requirements; manages affiliation, memoranda of understanding, and contract agreements for placements; confidentially assists students to resolve background checks and drug screen flags; and liaises with American Databank (third party compliance vendor), the UConn Office of General Counsel, clinical agencies, and field placement sites.
Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the faculty director provides oversight and leadership for the Office, implements plans and objectives for the Office, develops and communicates clearly defined workflows and procedures, and ensures compliance for all UConn student clinical placement arrangements. The Clinical Placement Advisory Board provides advice and support to the director and staff in reviewing policies and procedures and advocating for University and program issues requiring discussion and resolution. The Staff Implementation Council provides input into procedures and issues experienced during clinical and/or field placements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implement effective and innovative plans and objectives for the Office
- Supervise day-to-day department operations, including review of process mapping and communication of defined procedures to designated representatives in each program in scope.
- Annually review departmental administrative policies, procedures, and workflow for efficiency and effectiveness.
- Maintain consistent and transparent communication with impacted departments and schools/colleges as requirements for compliance change or as contracts are revised.
- Serve as the primary administrator for the clinical placement database. Manage the University’s contracts and relationship with systems/software that facilitate student clinical placement, such as American DataBank, CoreElms, etc.
- Maintain compliance across all UConn clinical placement offerings by liaising with external entities to understand regulations and interpreting and reviewing internal policies to improve outcomes.
- Develop and maintain university policy that supports student clinical placement coordination and compliance with university standards.
- Regularly assess and report progress in meeting defined office objectives with the Senior Vice Provost.
- Monitor the departmental budget and approve expenditures. Implement and monitor bookkeeping and fiscal procedures for the department.
- Serve as primary supervisor for administrative staff, resolve personnel and workforce concerns, and provide regular feedback and evaluation of performance.
- Serve as chair of the Advisory Board; Review and implement advisory recommendations as appropriate.
- Serve as case manager for clinical compliance cases in regard to background checks and drug screens.
- Devise, modify, and/or supervise the maintenance and coordination of complex filing systems, records, and mailings.
- Oversee university-wide meetings as needed and represent the Vice Provost on matters pertaining to student clinical placements where appropriate.
- Prepare comprehensive analyses and recommendations for administrative and executive leadership decision-making.
- A current academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure track, Clinical, In-Residence, Extension) in one of UConn’s schools and colleges.
- Demonstrable experience applying sound judgment and political acumen in the administration of an interdisciplinary program or initiative including an ability to manage change, resolve conflict, and build consensus.
- Background and experience pertinent to the unique programs and opportunities for clinical placements in a higher education setting, including a clear understanding of the academic vision at UConn and a demonstrated record of accomplishments in creating, promoting, and advancing initiatives.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop, engage, and maintain constructive and professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, clinical site representatives, and other individuals and organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate needs, plans, and programs effectively.
- At least 3 years of administrative experience in academia, implementing initiatives and demonstrating successful collaborative leadership and consensus building in the completion of projects or initiatives that welcome diverse perspectives.
- Demonstrated business acumen in allocating resources and managing budgets; prioritizing and balancing the needs of administrative professionals, faculty, students, advisory boards, external partners, and other stakeholders.
This is a full-time, 10-month faculty administrator appointment with a three-year, renewable term open to current UConn employees. It is expected that 50% of effort will be devoted to Director duties. The Director will retain their faculty position and half their ordinary teaching, research, and service obligations for the duration of the appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please submit the following application materials online, at this link.
- A cover letter, articulating interest and qualifications for this position in line with the duties and responsibilities outlined above. The cover letter should include a robust statement on the candidate's vision for clinical placements at UConn and examples of their leadership capacity to execute that vision.
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for 3-4 professional references.
Evaluation of applicants will begin February 16, 2022. For more information regarding the Office of Clinical Placement Coordination please visit the Department website at https://ocpc.office.uconn.edu/.
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