Associate Dean Clinical Education – NCNM

Job Title: Associate Dean of Clinical Education
Salary Range: $35.56 to $37.97/hr
Hours: 20 hours Part-time
Department: School of Naturopathic Medicine
Closing Date:
Position Description
Provides assistance to the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine in the development, delivery and assessment of the clinical education for the naturopathic program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Curriculum and Clinical Education Responsibilities:
• Support the Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine with day to day operations of the naturopathic program, including course schedules and program delivery.
• Oversee implementation and evaluation of clinical competencies that drive the content and delivery of clinical education.
• Collaborate with the Dean for hiring, supervision and evaluation of full and part-time clinical faculty.
• In collaboration with the dean, responsible for academic policy development for issues related to naturopathic clinical education.
• Responsible for curriculum development and revision related to naturopathic clinical education.
• Act as the central point person in the ND department for clinic open house events and specialty clinics, as planned with the Marketing Department.
• Oversee revisions and maintenance of the student clinic check off system including end of the year check off make up sessions
• Oversee the white coat/pinning ceremony for student in spring term
• Develop and maintain external relationships in support of community clinics, preceptorships, and clinical rotations
• Responsible for observation and summary recommendations of student clinic shifts.
• Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Operations and the Director of Ancillary Services to ensure successful implementation of the clinical education.

Course Oversight:
Clinic Synthesis Duties:
• Direct the planning and administration of clinic synthesis classes, including, but not limited to:
o Faculty/resident and student assignments;
o Scheduling rooms;
o Ordering medical supplies and gowns
o Review resident updates to cases and homework assignments for the following year.
o Submit grades to Registrar’s office at end of term.

GPA Exams:
• Assure content, organization and administration of GPA exams.
• Administer and oversee GPA exams for GPA 1, GPA 2, and GPA 3 tests during the first six (6) weeks of winter and spring term and throughout the year as needed for makeup and retake exams, including:
o Coordinating with faculty/residents, registrar, and students to schedule exams
o Coordinating with NCNM Clinic to schedule rooms
o Ensure Standardized patient models are room monitors are hired
o Develop cases and score-sheets for GPA exams
o Coordinate with campus security
o Ensure necessarily supplies are ordered/available
• Submit grades to Registrar’s office following examinations, and ensure letters are sent to students with their grade announcement
• Meet with students when they have failed a GPA exam and counsel students on areas of needed improvement.

Accreditation Responsibilities:
• Work with the Dean to assure that the School of Naturopathic Medicine is in compliance with the standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.
• Work with Dean and the Director of Institutional Research and Compliance to ensure the timely and thorough completion of all self-studies, annual reports, special reports, and other documents required by the various accrediting bodies.

Institutional Role Responsibilities:
• Support the activities of the Department of Admissions in recruiting students to the School of Naturopathic Medicine and other programs of the College. Participate in admissions interviews of potential transfer and second degree students. Develop and present ND lectures for admissions events as needed
• Assist the Dean with ongoing review and, as needed, modification to prerequisite standards and technical standards for the ND program.
• Support the mission, vision, and values of the College in all respects.

Students Responsibilities:
• Work with the Program Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Progress, Dean of Students, Registrar and other appropriate NCNM employees to ensure the satisfactory academic progress of students.
• Ensure communication to students of programmatic changes and address student concerns regarding clinical education.
• Hire, train, manage, and terminate work-study positions.
• Create an invitational atmosphere for student input into change processes.
• Serve as a point of contact for students regarding their clinical education and make referrals as appropriate.

Administrative Responsibilities:
• Required to participate in College activities during evening and weekend hours and must be available to travel out of town to attend various approved events and meetings as needed.
• In addition, with the approval of the dean, the associate dean may devote time at NCNM and its clinics to clinical practice and to faculty service in activities such as teaching, clinical supervision, and scholarship. When scheduled activities (e.g. lectures, clinic shifts) are included, provisions must be in place to allow the associate dean to be available for administrative duties on short notice.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Naturopathic medicine doctoral degree from an accredited college and four (4) years experience as a practicing clinician and/or educator in a natural medicine field. Preferred minimum of one (1) years of that in an administrative role at the level of department chair, director, or assistant or associate dean level or above in higher education setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated abilities in a leadership and management role in a clinical and educational environment.

Graduate degree in educational administration, curriculum design, teaching arts or a related discipline is preferred.

To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –

E-mail: (job title must be in e-mail subject line)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Associate Dean of Clinical Education
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-274-4093

For more information call Kathy Stanford at 503-552-2009

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