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Midwestern University Assistant Director -AZ- Clinical Skills and Simulation Center in Glendale, Arizona



The Assistant Director is responsible for day to day operations and oversight of the department. They are to handle planning, coordinating, and managing of projects on an ongoing basis as well as assist with the day to day tasks of their direct reports. The Assistant Director is also a consultant to the Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation and will assist with the planning and project coordination of future goals of the department. This individual may be eligible for a faculty appointment based on qualifications. If a faculty appointment is deemed appropriate, teaching and/or service related activities for said College or Program would be expected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with AZ campus colleges and programs to provide uniform simulation and standardized patient experiences as necessitated by their curriculums.

  • Oversee and coordinate the scheduling and usage of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center to ensure that the needs of each are being fairly met

  • Oversee and manage day-to-day operations of the department in absence of Director

  • Provide the leadership required to ensure that simulation programs meet standards of quality assurance for breadth and depth of education, and user expectations.

  • Assist in data collection, data analysis, and grant writing for the purpose of simulation-based research or Center accreditation.

  • Develop working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students within the institution as well as with other simulation centers and educational organizations.

  • Teach clinical skills and critical thinking using simulation technology.

  • Teaching and/or Service related activities for College or Program for which you hold faculty appointment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job directly supervises 3 positions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be organized and detail oriented, with outstanding oral and written communication skills.

  • Has ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Commitment to customer service/satisfaction is a high priority for this position

  • Able to work independently and/or as part of a team once projects/work have been assigned

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student and department information

  • Maintain professional attitude and demeanor at all times

  • Ability to flex schedule to meet needs of department which may include beginning or ending shift at variable times.

Education and/or Experience

Master's or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution required. Ideally, this individual will have a clinical background in health care such as Physician, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pharmacist, etc., and have at least three years of clinical experience. Additional experience in developing and/or implementing simulation and standardized patient experiences for healthcare/academia, and/or integrating simulation and standardized patient experiences across the healthcare delivery system highly desirable. Administrative experience and work with technology also highly desirable.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Language Skills

High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability

High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Mathematical Ability

Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to use technology in making mathematical calculations or processing statistics.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions traveling to different buildings on campus. There is a risk of electrical shock when using the equipment in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally high, consistently moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)