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Foundations 2 Advisor

Job Overview

To Apply: View details Reference 46518BR

The Foundations 2 Advisor is using skills as a seasoned, experienced Student Services professional, provides the full range of student services within an organization such as an academic department, school, or college. Independently advises students and resolves student services-related issues on the full range of academic issues inherent within the organization. Advises faculty and management on a variety of student issues. Works with the department's / school's / college's management to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures. Guidance on issues requiring in-depth knowledge of specialized programs is provided by offices specializing in those fields, e.g., the financial aid office, graduate division, or student learning center, OR by the chair / dean and faculty of the department / school / college. May administer funds for student programs. 

The Foundations 2 Advisor guides students through the second phase of the Bridges medical curriculum, Foundations 2, coordinates the clerkship scheduling process, and oversees programs and services that support student wellness throughout medical school. The Foundations 2 Advisor serves as a guide for students, helping them successfully navigate through Foundations 2. The Advisor works with key stakeholders both inside and outside the School of Medicine to organize and facilitate the annual process of scheduling students in Foundation 2 clerkships. This position will also provide individual academic advising to students and manage the programs and services that support students through their Step 1 and Step 2 Board Exams. The Foundations 2 Advisor will work closely with a faculty lead to coordinate a wellness program for medical students across the entire curriculum. 

The Admissions and Student Experience Team (AsSET) are responsible for attracting, selecting, matriculating, and supporting every medical student on her or his path to successful development into the 21st Century UCSF Physician. This team works to align UCSF’s learning environments with our values and promises to promote every student’s professional identity formation through building community and cultivating success for all. 

As a part of AsSET, the Student Experience Team (SET) ensures that systems are in place: 

  • To cultivate a sense of belonging and being known for every student through mentoring, advising, community-building programs and organizational support for all students, whole classes, and subpopulations across classes 
  • To provide enhanced support services for student wellbeing, UIM students, first generation students, students from socioeconomically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities 
  • To provide the resources, structures, and support necessary for students to transform into the 21st Century UCSF Physician. 

SET ensures that every student’s experience with those systems is outstanding and works to cultivate ideal professional identity formation as students develop competence in the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and attributes needed by the 21st Century UCSF Physician. 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and three to five years’ relevant experience and / or equivalent experience / training 
  • Five years’ experience working with students in higher education setting or related environment 
  • Demonstrated skills managing or coordinating programs or services 
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance 
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques 
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning 
  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations 
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance 
  • Ability in problem identification and reasoning 

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Master’s degree in Student Affairs or a related field

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Faculty Positions

Associate Dean for Curriculum

The UCSF School of Medicine believes that the goal of medical education is to alleviate the burden of suffering and illness in our patients and to improve the health of our communities.

The Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the undergraduate medical school curriculum. Success in this work requires attention to integrating the enduring responsibilities of the physician and physician scientist with the emerging competencies needed to serve our patients and communities in the 21st century. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding not only of educational theory and practice but also evolving trends in science, health, new models of health care delivery (e.g., team-based interprofessional care), and patient experience and expectations.

The ADC reports to the Vice Dean for Education in the School of Medicine and serves as an essential member of the Vice Dean’s leadership team. The ADC functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Students, the Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards, and the Associate Dean for Medical Education as well as the directors of the Joint Medical Program, the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, and the Program for Medical Education for the Urban Underserved.

The ADC supports and oversees course and clerkship faculty leaders; educational staff professionals who support curricular experiences; the governance structure of the undergraduate medical education curriculum; and the LCME accreditation process. The ADC designs and implements curricular improvements ensuring that all students master the competencies needed to advance science and provide the highest quality, most patient-centered care. The ADC is expected to use evidence-based strategies in this work and to contribute to the national conversation on curricular design and evaluation, faculty development, and institutional support for education.

The ADC enthusiastically and expertly advances our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, using curriculum to reinforce our aspirational goals of equity in all aspects of education, science and health care. The ADC engages and empowers School of Medicine faculty and staff as well as UCSF campus staff and leaders to advance UCSF’s curricular goals and to ensure a positive environment for all.

The ADC participates in the financial management of the medical student education mission and works to align medical student education strategies, policies and procedures with those of other UCSF educational programs by collaborating with other campus leaders including the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, the Vice Chancellor for Student Academic Affairs, and the educational leadership of other UCSF Schools.

The Associate Dean for Curriculum time commitment is .80 FTE, additional .20 FTE support will be provided though departmental roles and responsibilities.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  1. An MD degree and a faculty rank of associate or full professor
  2. Experience in medical student education with documented effectiveness as a teacher and/or mentor of medical students;
  3. Experience in educational leadership at either the medical student or the GME level
  4. Demonstrated commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity and inclusion;
  5. Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader of faculty and staff
  6. Superb communication and effective team based collaboration skills;  demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
  7. Ability to design and work within complex systems
  8. Understanding of the legal, regulatory, and accreditation environment in which medical education operates

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Expertise in curricular design, implementation, and curricular evaluation
  2. Experienced physician educator and leader with a demonstrated capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty.

The official start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Interested faculty are encouraged to apply at and uploading the following materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of intent, addressing the qualifications outlined in the position description. The letter should be no more than 2 pages.
  • Up to one additional page outlining philosophy and vision for UME.
  • Up to one page outlining your vision and experiences related to optimizing diversity, equity and inclusion.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Please apply online by visiting the application link here.