WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Administrative Director, Simulation Center

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 1:02 PM)
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  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking an Administrative Director within our Simulation Center.  Responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the Western Michigan University School of Medicine Simulation Center.  Directs all of the Center’s operations, including the accreditation of educational programs, regulatory compliance of activities, and supervision of operational staff.  Responsible for the maintenance and operation of all of the hardware and software associated with the Simulation Center.   Participates in grant administrative support activities.  Serves as the liaison to visitors of the Simulation Center.    


    • Provides strategic leadership for the administrative and operational responsibilities of the Simulation Center.
    • Recruits, manages, reviews, coaches and develops operation staff to ensure effective maintenance and operation of all programs. Maintains adequate staffing levels.
    • Develops, update and implement the Simulation Center’s business plan.
    • Develops and maintains Simulation Center budget, manage funding sources, ensures contracts are maintained and revenue sources maximized.
    • Develops and implement policies, procedures and practice standards consistent with Simulation Center mission and educational objectives.
    • Assures regulatory compliance with the Center’s activities.
    • Collaborates with faculty and other personnel to develop and coordinate education, laboratory and research projects.
    • Achieves and assures ongoing accreditation of the Center’s educational programs.
    • Understands the use and operation of different simulation technologies.
    • Oversees annual program quality assurance plans for the Center.
    • Develops data collection and record keeping procedures to evaluate student learning that comply with standards for medical training.
    • Manages the operation, purchasing, inventory, maintenance of all equipment and software systems within the Simulation Center.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of training among users.  Develop a training calendar and reservation process. Work with department leadership to establish priorities and maximize operational time.
    • Promotes the interests of the Simulation Center through participation in public events, development of new markets for simulation use, community outreaches and serving on professional organizations and committee meetings as the Simulation Center representative.
    • Lead tours of the Simulation Center and demonstrate equipment to new users and visitors.
    • Must be available by cell phone (provided) during non-business hours for consultation and occasional on-site activities.
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, education, business or related field required; Master’s or Doctorate degree in healthcare, education, business or related field preferred
    • At least three years of demonstrated work experience in a simulation center required, preferably in a health professions program such as medical, nursing or physician assistant school.
    • Demonstrated mastery of at least one of the eight domains of simulation center operations is required (audio-visual technology, education, healthcare, information technology, management, research and evaluation, simulation, theatrics); mastery or at least familiarity with all eight domains is highly desirable
    • Three years of experience with instruction/training of any type of learner preferred
    • One year of experience coordinating healthcare education programs preferred 
    • Experience with medical simulation is highly desirable
    • Computer proficiency in PC and Mac-based software applications, including Microsoft Office
    • Proficient in the use of the Simulation Center’s EMS SimulationIQ management software
    • Understands the principles of adult learning
    • Ability to plan and implement complex projects and/or new services
    • Demonstrated ability to train, supervise and mentor staff

     About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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