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Director of Experiential Programs
08/05/2020
Dependent on qualifications and experience
Academic Administrator
Chapel Hill, NC
Position Description
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one of 5 health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is located near the prestigious Research Triangle Park of North Carolina and there is a strong history of collaboration with external partners in the area. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research committed to developing leaders who make a positive difference on human health worldwide. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan 2.0 2018-2020. In 2020, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was once again named the the No. 1 Doctor of Pharmacy degree program by U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Experiential education, specifically early, continual and immersive experiential learning, is a hallmark and guiding principle for our PharmD curriculum. Student pharmacists complete six calendar months of Immersion Experiences (IPPEs) complemented by contextual learning prior to the Advanced Immersion Experiences (APPEs). Each student completes a total of three Immersion Experiences in the areas of Health Systems, Community and Direct Patient Care (Inpatient Clinical or Ambulatory Care) practice environments. These experiences are full-time (minimum 40 hours per week) and are 2-calender months in duration. The Office of Experiential Programs (OEP) complements the School’s academic mission and is responsible for (1) building and sustaining strategic partnerships for the delivery of the experiential education program; (2) creating the vision and learning outcomes for these experiences in collaboration with our experiential partners and the School; (3) forming the practice site teams needed to fully execute on implementing these experiences; (4) increasing engagement of preceptors in contemporary preceptor training and development programs; (5) collaborating with our student affairs office to provide support to our students and practice sites; (6) overseeing operations to maintain ~225 students completing Immersion and Advanced Immersion Experiences 12 months annually; and (7) assessing and sharing the results of our experiential program internally and externally.

The Office of Experiential Programs is an extension of the Office of Professional Education. It is comprised of a number of experiential programs faculty and professional staff, each with specified areas of responsibility. The Office of Experiential Programs functions as a cohesive unit where teamwork, collaboration, and innovation are encouraged and celebrated. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is recruiting for a Director of Experiential Programs to lead and oversee the Office of Experiential Programs for the School’s PharmD curriculum. The Director leads a team of employees in reaching the goals of the unit.

Educational Requirements:
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities related to teaching, will accept a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) is highly preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:
This position requires at least three to five years of independent inpatient or outpatient (e.g. community and/or ambulatory care) pharmacy practice experience following degree attainment and relevant post-graduate training, if applicable. This position also requires credentials for a faculty appointment commensurate with experience, a North Carolina Pharmacist License or ability to become licensed within 6 months of hire and experience supervising professional staff in the academic and/or practice setting (e.g. pharmacy technicians, interns, etc). Other position requirements include: superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities and deadlines; ability to collaborate with a wide variety of constituents; ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner; and a commitment to excellence. Experience supervising experiential education of residents and/or students in pharmacy education is preferred.
Contact Information

Nicki Pinelli Reitter, PharmD, MS, FCCP, CDE
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
301 Pharmacy Lane
CB #7574, 115F Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: 919-962-1641
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