The Chief Operating Officer for Ross University of Medicine (RUSM) will be a seasoned, capable, and inspiring leader who is passionate about the institution's mission, tightly and wisely manages the operations, and contributes to University growth while maintaining the highest student, staff, and faculty services. The COO will be a highly skilled people leader, who develops a team that embodies the values and culture essential to our student's success, high faculty performance, stronger academic and financial results, and ensures the long term success of RUSM.
The COO will partner closely with RUSM’s Dean & Chancellor, Dr. William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP, to whom managerial accountability will occur. The COO will lead the achievement of the RUSM operating plan, ensure all operational functions are well-executed, and share responsibilities beneficial to students’ academic success and satisfaction with the deans of clinical and basic science programs. The COO will provide leadership to achieve excellence in strategic execution and management through the establishment and support of robust operating systems and processes that allow for individual accountability while maintaining fiscal health. The COO will also develop and/or maintain operational systems that are necessary for the success of faculty to deliver a high-quality program of medical instruction to students, especially on the Barbados and Miramar campuses. Partnering with other operational leaders across Adtalem, the COO will build, share and leverage best operational and business practices to identify new efficiencies. The COO will work to continuously innovate and improve processes of student recruitment and enrollment, instructional and learning environments, clinical affiliations and student experiences, and operational and student service functions across students’ medical school experience and learning locales. Collaborative and effective interactions with colleagues, faculty, students, external partners, students and other stakeholders are expected.
The COO will also work closely and collaboratively with the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Dr. James Record. With clearly distinguishable roles, responsibilities, and oversight especially in faculty affairs, the CAO will be responsible for the faculty’s academic performance and success against their requirements for scholarly activities, like curricular and course design, classroom instruction, learning assessment, and student counseling and experience; faculty staffing; professional career development, and choice and use of instructional technologies. By contrast, the COO will be responsible for enabling and maintaining critical back office functions for faculty success, like overseeing their physical teaching and learning environments and managing supply chains.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)
Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.
RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.
In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.
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