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Position Summary

This leadership position is responsible for providing administrative, academic and operations leadership for the Medical Assistant (MA) Certificate Program offered in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and California; and will become established in other states as the program expands across the Providence service area. Major responsibilities include program effectiveness, including program outcomes, assessment, continuous program development and maintaining compliance with the department of education board standards. Academic leadership also requires the program to successfully achieve and maintain national accreditation. Other key responsibilities include spreading and scaling the MA Program to address the demand for medical assistants to support surrounding communities within Providence and neighboring health care organizations, faculty recruitment, hiring and development, managing the program budget and teaching in the program.


  • Works closely with Associate Dean, Health Professions on key administrative and operational program functions.
  • Achieves and maintains national accreditation through AHBES and maintains all Department of Education standards.
  • Collaborates with Providence and other healthcare organizations to spread and scale the MA program on a national level.
  • Responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, assessment, and continuous process improvement.
  • In collaboration with MA Lab Coordinator secures and sets up clinical skills lab sites; oversees ordering, organizing, and maintaining inventory in each location.
  • Responsible for planning and coordinating clinical internships for students and qualified preceptors.
  • Responsible to assist in organizational preceptor training as needed.
  • Maintains effective relationships with key leaders and staff within Providence region and beyond.
  • Assess course and other evaluation methods by students and faculty and develops plans of action for improvement as needed.
  • In collaboration with Associate Dean, Health Professions, develops and manages the program budget annually.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring and development of all MA faculty and staff.
  • In collaboration with faculty, leads the review of curriculum and other resources including textbooks, supplies, and on-site learning centers annually.
  • Recruit, create and lead the MA advisory board meetings annually.
  • Prepares reports for the University, national accreditation, other regulatory agencies/organizations, and Providence to measure program outcomes and assessments.
  • Carries a teaching load of no less than three credits each year.
  • Performs all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the University and Providence mission and philosophy.



  • 25% of time is spent traveling.

  • This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or a related healthcare field. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Credentialed and in good standing in medical assisting by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or, unless a full-time medical assisting faculty member is so credentialed. The program director must meet the requirement within two years from the effective date of the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting.

  • Knowledge and understanding for adult learning, educational theories and techniques, and curriculum development. A minimum of three years of employment in a healthcare facility, including in ambulatory care setting.
  • A minimum of one year of teaching experience in post-secondary and/or vocational/technical education school.
  • A minimum of one-year experience teaching online using an online learning management system.
  • Prior supervisory and/or managerial experience.
  • Proficient computer skills and a working knowledge of software programs and communication methods is required; this includes Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills is required.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and excellent time management skills is required.


Position Details

Position Type: Staff
FTE: 1.0
FLSA:  Exempt
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 Annually
Remote in Montana, Oregon, Washington

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, UP application, and contact information for three professional references to hr.up@uprovidence.edu.


Employment Application (PDF)

Employee Benefits

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5977.

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