April 29, 2021By 

Director of Simulation Center

University of Southern Maine
April 29, 2021
Portland, ME
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Do you have excellent organizational and management skills and do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?  Do you have experience with software applications and simulation in healthcare?  Are you a team player with strong interpersonal skills who fosters a respectful work environment? Do you enjoy working independently to manage equipment, resources and supplies?  Do you have knowledge of lab safety procedures?

If so, we invite you to consider an exciting leadership opportunity with the University Of Southern Maine’s College of Science, Technology & Health as the Director of Healthcare Simulation and Interprofessional Education. This position is responsible for the overall operations of healthcare students’ simulation and skills labs and includes budgetary oversight and supervision of technical support staff. Additionally, this is the inaugural Director for our new state of the art Boyne Family Advanced Simulation Center.

In this position you will advance the use and implementation of simulation and skills labs for healthcare faculty and students. You will join a team of faculty and staff coordinators in the School of Nursing along with faculty within the Departments of Linguistics, Public Health, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training and other interprofessional academic units. In this role, the Director will have the opportunity to lead simulation education and create efficiency within the operation of healthcare simulation programs to sustain a positive student, faculty, and staff experience.

Additionally, the position will collaborate with internal and external individuals and teams to support our University mission that embraces academic freedom for students, faculty, and staff, and advocate diversity in all aspects of campus life and academic work to support sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and community belonging.

As a center for discovery, scholarship, and creativity, USM provides resources for the state, the nation, and the world.  We emphasize the value of working and learning with persons of diverse backgrounds with a focus on compassion, equity, and inclusion and belongingness for all.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a staff member who understands that promise and supports our values:  Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is the intellectual, cultural and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.



Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s plus 5 years of related work experience.

Minimum two years management and/or supervisory experience.

Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in computer and technical equipment in order to maintain and troubleshoot all AV and simulator software and hardware.  Background in healthcare.

Certified as Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist or ability to become certified within the first two years of employment.

Other Information:

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs

You will create an applicant profile and complete an online application. You will need to upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae.

In your cover letter, please include a statement on why you are interested in this position and explain how your work, volunteer, and education experience has supported the advancement of diversity and equity.

Review of applications will begin May 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary is $62,500 annually, plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan, subject to employer vesting policy. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).