Vice President, Health Services & Medical Education - Special Olympics, Washington, DC

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2021

Vice President, Health Services & Medical Education

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Special Olympics Health's strategic pillars of assessment and training and assume responsibility for translating vision into quality implementation of key initiatives to meet global outcome goals and metrics in over 115 countries in 7 Regions;
  • Oversee the development and delivery of new, modernized virtual and in-person clinical assessment and training initiatives that will reach people with intellectual disabilities in the U.S. and globally:
  • Effectively modernize and lead new global Healthy Athletes screening program, including ensuring high-quality in person and virtual health care and training are delivered with fidelity to protocols; utilizing latest technology equipment and processes, and redefining the model to provide person- and family-centered care in an integrated system within HA
  • Lead development and implementation of a global virtual university curricula for inclusive health, including medical school and other health professional curricula on caring for people with IDD and training projects to advance health care quality for people with IDD globally;
  • Align best practices and evidence for coherent systems of care and health professional education to maximize improvements in access and quality of care.
  • Work to expand efforts toward inclusive health services and health professional education, ensuring alignment with recommendations promulgated by other expert bodies (WHO, PMNCH, professional associations, scientific literature);
  • Liaise with other elements that have IT, communication, and research skills to help visualize, communicate and disseminate innovation and research (presentations, webinars, reports, infographics, publications, communities of practice, etc.);
  • Secure funding opportunities to support the activities of the strategic pillars, including seeking out funding, leading or supporting proposals and relationship management;
  • Oversee, manage and support a team of experienced, passionate staff with opportunities for expansion;
  • Serve on the leadership team of the Special Olympics health department and provide strategic and tactical leadership regarding health assessments and training pillars, including planning, budgeting, operations, monitoring and reporting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clinical terminal degree and licensure or certification in relevant health discipline (medicine (MD/DO), nursing (RN/NP) AND Master's degree in public health/health administration and/or at least 10-12 years of professional experience working in community health and/or clinical focused efforts;
  • 8-10+ years of demonstrated experience in health program development and management, with a focus on health outcomes, quality improvement/implementation science, and global health programming;
  • 5+ years of direct supervision and leadership of clinical teams with a focus on motivating teams to excel, change management and expansion;
  • Significant experience in managing planning and implementation of large federal, foundation and other grants;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, especially in successful proposal and research manuscript writing;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven setting.

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful experience cultivating, securing and stewarding partners and sponsors
  • Interest or experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities;
  • Fluency in language other than English.
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