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Sr Director

Arizona State University

College of Health Solutions

Campus: Downtown Phoenix


Job Description:

Under administrative direction, provides leadership support through planning, leading and directing the community partnership efforts needed to foster collaboration on clinical and translational science between CHS and community and clinical organizations, eg hospitals, etc. This will include strategic planning, coordinating complex projects and implementation, overseeing operations/administration and the overall delivery of services; serves as second in command to the Director of Clinical and Translational Science.

Salary Range

$77,990 – $90,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties:

  • Directs the overall development, administration and evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science efforts within the department/college establishing policies and procedures to ensure consistency of operations and/or implementation. Identifies best practices throughout specific units and/or for projects within the department/college and communicates/implements these practices.
  • Assists the head of the Clinical and Translational Science in creating strategies and business services plans; provides overall management, technical and financial direction for specific units and/or projects in conjunction with department/college initiatives and goals.
  • Oversees and initiates appropriate personnel management activities such as hiring, training and evaluation of staff specific to units and/or projects within the department/college.
  • Works closely and in conjunction with department/college leaders to lead the creation, communication and dissemination of business goals and vision throughout the school/college and university.
  • Works closely with the Clinical and Translational Science and others within CHS (eg Asst Dean of Research) to develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans to ensure forecasted needs are appropriately anticipated.
  • Directs activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function; works closely and in conjunction with administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Assists the head of the department/college in developing and recommending budgets and authorize expenditures.
  • Resolves problems and issues affecting the department/college and assists in directing measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department/college.
  • Represents the department/college and serves on various department/college and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND ten (10) years of related experience which includes five (5) years of management/supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a PhD in a related field;
  • Experience with ASU operations and infrastructure
  • Experience working with community organizations related to health

Working Environment:

  • Use basic math
  • Handle petty cash
  • Deliver presentations
  • Supervise staff
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Ability to clearly communicate 
  • Use office equipment, i.e. printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones, calculator
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, may include/subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Use of software/computer equipment for extended periods of time
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze and report data/results of tests conducted
  • Use an ASU or personal vehicle to travel to different campuses

Department Statement:

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances into practical interventions to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. CHS takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. The college is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented with an innovative organizational structure that includes translational teams, affinity networks, and academic programs to improve the health of people and communities. The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive and continuing education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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