Primary Responsibility: The founding Program Director for Master of Science Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) will be responsible for the attainment of accreditation from Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This position is responsible for program organization, administration, fiscal management, ongoing review and assessment and planning and development. This is a twelve-month non-tenure track faculty appointment.
Essential Functions: Directs the planning, development, and implementation and administration of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Program.
Responsible for the academic quality of the program
Provide leadership for specialized accreditation and university regional accreditation.
Attain and maintain ACEND accreditation status including timely submission of annual
report, program fees, students’ verification process and other reports as requested
Recruit faculty as needed to meet the needs of the program and curriculum
Coordinate student admissions processes, including collaboration with the Graduate
School office of admissions and enrollment services
Participate in student recruitment, advisement, evaluation and counseling
Plan and conduct formal meetings
Supervise MSCN program faculty, monitoring workloads and performance
Teach required courses in the curriculum in areas of expertise
Coordinates and supports inter-professional education between the program and other
disciplines at Pacific
Uses innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the
Plan, develop, and evaluate all courses and the overall curriculum
Develop policies and procedures for effectively managing all components of the program
in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures, including program
admissions, retention, and completion to ensure fair, equitable, and considerable
treatment of prospective and enrolled students
Review and evaluate survey data from course and instructor evaluations, graduate exit
interviews, alumni surveys, and employer surveys to ensure student outcomes and goals
Oversee and implement the Student Learning Assessment Plan based upon survey
Maintain communication and coordination of the program with the faculty, clinical
preceptors, and all individuals or disciplines involved with the program
Maintenance of records and complaints about the program received from students or
others, including the disposition of the complaint and resolution
Oversee budget and manage program resources ethically and responsible in accordance
with University policy
Serve on Committees and taskforces as requested by the dean
Serve on national committees
Represents the program to the community and healthcare organizations
With support of the Dean, develops and maintains an advisory board for the program
Actively work on scholarship activities
Works with the dean and institutional advancement and collaborates with the Office of
the Provost, development teams and other departments to enhance corporate, employer,
alumni, and other stakeholder relationships, thereby developing additional resource
Assist in other related areas as requested by the dean.
Credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic
Registration and licensed by the State of California
An earned doctoral degree (preferred)
Three years professional experience post credentialing
Three years academic experience as a faculty member in a MSCN graduate program
accredited by ACEND
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise
Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulation relating to program compliance and
other regulatory standards such as Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics (ACEND) and other accreditation standards.
Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to academic and personnel issues
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proven organizational ability
Ability to mentor personnel
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and
demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion
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