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Associate Director, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

University of British Columbia

Staff – Non Union

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Job Profile
AAPS Salaried – Educational Programming, Level C

Job Title
Associate Director, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Administrative Management Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Faculty of Medicine

Compensation Range
$6,378.58 – $9,189.17 CAD Monthly

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Posting End Date
June 5, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Jun 28, 2024

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this positions requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

The anticipated start date for this position is June 12, 2023. This is a part-time (FTE 60%) appointment. The term is for one year with the possibility of extension.

In your application please include (1) a cover letter, and (2) a CV or resume.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary

The BMLSc  Associate Director is responsible for the planning, development, assessment, delivery and operational leadership for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) program which is a two year applied science program that consists of lectures and laboratory work for 48 students at the third and fourth year of university.  This degree program is taught by a multitude of clinicians and academics for individual lectures for the two year program.  The Associate Director develops program offerings based on needs assessment that have been derived from consultation with faculty within the department, alumni, industry and students.  They coordinate the course schedules, recruits course coordinators and lecturers who oversee the teaching and grading in 17 courses.  The Associate Director will manage the budget for the program and recommend and create relevant and effective program advertising.  The Associate Director is responsible for program planning such as curriculum changes.

Organizational Status

This position reports to the Director of Scientific Education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and to the Department Head.  The Associate Director Works closely with the Director of Administration in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and interacts with other departmental faculty, staff and students within the university community.

Work Performed

Course Development and Scheduling:

  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day planning, development, delivery and assessment of the Bachelor’s of Medical Laboratory Science program. This includes planning short term and long-term components of the program, overseeing curriculum and written exams, course scheduling, and ensuring program approval by the Faculty of Medicine Curriculum team and Senate.
  • Develops comprehensive plans and policies in support of overall strategic goals; researching and assessing new markets and developing promotional strategies; seeking external partnerships in the delivery of educational programs; and ensuring compliance of educational programming with university policies.

Program Assessment:

  • Identifies and creates program assessment mechanisms for student promotion and graduation.
  • Responsible for the continued development and assessment to ensure criteria is current and relevant.
  • Manages program evaluation of faculty members and drafts reports on student feedback

BMLSc Student Support and Liaison

  • Advises on student academic performance and responds to student mistreatment issues/reports.
  • Ensures student conduct and discipline issues are brought to the attention of the Vice Chair of Scientific Education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
  • Advises on career planning, job opportunities and provide resources on student wellbeing and to address financial emergencies.
  • Oversees student academic accommodations

Operations and Budget Management

  • Serves as the Chair of the BMLSc Committee which oversees the curriculum, student admissions and operations for the program and is the BMLSc representative on the Faculty of Medicine’s Health Education Program Committee regarding BMLSc’s operations and curriculum content. 
  • Advises the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Vice Chair of Scientific Education and Department Head for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine about updates from the Faculty of Medicine’s Health, Education Program that pertain to the BMLSc program.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Finance Team, the Director of Administration, the Department Head and the Vice Chair of Scientific Education review student enrolment, budget status and provides explanations about budget variances and recommends strategies for mitigating variances and possible revenue generating ideas.
  • Develops and maintains the BMLSc program policies and procedures regarding student admissions, student academic performance, student conduct and discipline issues, student accommodation and criteria for student awards. 
  • Oversee laboratory safety and respond to safety issues in accordance with UBC and Worksafe BC requirements;
  • Prepares statistics regarding student admissions and performance
  • Oversees the purchase of the new equipment and supplies and liaises with UBC were necessary.

Communications and Marketing

  • Leads communication and marketing projects that advance the strategic goals of the program, building the department’s profile within the Faculty of Medicine, the wider UBC community, and externally to the extended community, alumni, general public, and prospective students.
  • Conducts market research to identify potential educational programming opportunities.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Errors in judgment will result in poor curriculum design, the inability to attract students suited to the program, the inability to attract faculty to teach in the program and or cost over run in the program.
Supervision Received

Works under general departmental guidelines.  Work is reviewed in terms of quality and effectiveness in meeting educational goals.

Supervision Given

Manages Teaching Assistants and instructors and is responsible for hiring, discipline, evaluation and termination.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Education. Minimum of six years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in educational leadership and in laboratory science.  Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collaboratively with others and demonstrate adaptability.

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