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Assistant Vice President for Health Education

Eastern New Mexico University

Roswell, New Mexico 88202
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CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Assistant Vice President (AVP) is administratively responsible for the smooth and efficient functioning of the Health Service Area. The Health Service Area offers:
Associate Degrees: Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy and;
Certificates: Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, and Medical Coding. Nursing Assisting, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Scribe, and Phlebotomy.
This position is responsible for maintaining budgets, contracts, and agreements with local and area organizations i.e. fire departments, clinical sites, EMS services, etc. This position ensures that the internal controls are adequate to ensure that students are in a safe learning environment. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).

The Assistant Vice President manages employees in the Health Service Area and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this service area in accordance with the institution's policies and applicable laws. This position is responsible for all employees in the Health Area including all grant funded projects when applicable.

Responsibilities includes:

  1. With the advice from senior level administrators, develops the basic objectives, policies, and operating plans of the service area which are aligned with the institutions strategic objectives;
  2. Assist the VPAA with the development and implementation of policies and procedures that affect instruction across all services areas;
  3. Serves as education/support function leader for the service area;
  4. Work with program directors to ensure fluid daily operation of program areas;
  5. At specified intervals, develops operating and capital expenditure budgets for the service area;        
  6. Ensures that ENMU-Roswell's policies are uniformly understood and properly interpreted and administered by faculty and staff within the service area;   
  7. Analyzes operating results of ENMU-Roswell and its principal components relative to established objectives and ensures that appropriate steps are taken to correct unsatisfactory conditions; 
  8. In calibration with program director evaluates faculty and staff in accordance with ENMU-Roswell policies;
  9. Administers screening and hiring procedures for faculty and staff;
  10. Promotes effective communication within the service area;
  11. Leads curriculum development and textbook adoption according to adopted policies;
  12. Approves class schedules and approves compensation corresponding to instructor and class;
  13. Assists in maintaining advisory committees;
  14. Working with program directors to ensure program accreditation is maintained;
  15. Oversees internal and external fiscal accounting for the service area  including preparing budget requests, allocating funds and approving expenditures, and supervising maintenance of fiscal records;
  16. Provides leadership related to Federal, State, and/or accreditation regulations for those programs requiring accreditation and ensures that the programs are in compliance with the accrediting agency guidelines and oversees that the programs pursue excellence in this process;           
  17. Prescribes the specific limitations of the authority of subordinates regarding policies, contractual commitments, expenditures and personnel actions, and reviews and approves the appointment, employment, or termination, in consultation with the VPAA and President, of all key faculty in accordance with ENMU-Roswell's policy and procedure;
  18. Serves on the Instructional and Curriculum Council Committee;
  19. Serves on other faculty and institutional committees as appointed or elected;
  20. Represents the institution as appropriate and communicates with the community to promote ENMU-Roswell and its programs to the community and participate in community affairs;
  21. Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

This section describes what knowledge, skills and abilities an employee in this position should currently possess.  This list may not be complete for all knowledge skills and abilities required for this position.

  1. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate ideas, problems, and instructions (written and oral) with ENMU-Roswell administration, faculty and staff.
  2. Ability to analyze situations, evaluate data, recommend and implement courses of action that would improve the function of the university.
  3. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  4. Ability to use sound judgement in decision making.
  5. Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.
  6. Knowledge of strategic planning and short and long term goal implementation.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of five years related experience in a healthcare delivery system (i.e. healthcare provider, or an educational institution directly related to the healthcare industry) with a proven performance record of innovative operations management resulting in demonstrated expense control and a Master's degree from an accredited institution in a closely related field. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. Teaching experience. Industry experience in one of the healthcare disciplines within the Health Education unit.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A working knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations as they apply to higher education and experience working in a comprehensive community college environment is preferred. Preferred knowledge of program accreditation. Teaching experience in a higher education institution. A Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Nursing, Health Care Administration, or Business Administration (MHA, MSN, HCA, MBA). A terminal degree (PhD or EdD) from an accredited institution that pertains to the aforementioned required qualifications preferred.  


Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
Resume / Curriculum vitae
Transcripts (Unofficial or Official. Scanned transcripts only; Copy and Paste transcripts will not be considered.

ENMU-Roswell is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer.
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  Persons seeking additional information about the University's nondiscrimination policy should contact the Director of Affirmative Action, ENMU-Roswell, P O Box 6000, Roswell, NM 88202-6000. In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), physically challenged individuals who require special accommodations should contact University Personnel Services at (575) 624-7412 prior to arrival on campus It is the policy of the University to reveal to the public the identities of the applicants for whom on-campus interviews are scheduled.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
ENMU-Roswell reserves the right to cancel, change, or close any advertised position at any time.  The decision to do so will be based upon the needs of the University and the final determination will rest with the President.

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