Director of Community Clinical Site Development

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA, Savannah, GA, Columbus, GA
Categories: Other Professional Staff

Position Title

Director of Community Clinical Site Development


Academic Affairs


School of Medicine

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This position may be housed on the Columbus, Macon, or Savannah campus.

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During their clinical training, Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) MD students participate in clinical experiences at affiliate community clinical sites including hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices throughout the State of Georgia. Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Macon and in collaboration with the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Deans of Faculty Affairs, the Director of Community Clinical Site Development directs implementation of the ongoing clinical site development plan to ensure sufficient access to community-based clinical sites to meet the curricular needs of the MD Program. The incumbent recruits and develops new clinical sites and maintains existing clinical sites for the MD Program clinical rotations; oversees the design and implementation of clinical preceptor engagement, development, and training strategies; provides education on the GA Preceptor Tax Incentive Program to clinical preceptors; supervises a team of three preceptorship coordinators and the MUSM coordinator for the GA Preceptor Tax Incentive Program (PTIP).

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Higher Education, Adult Education, Human Resources, Communications or related field and five years of prior experience working in an administrative role with physicians, preferably in an academic setting are required OR a master's degree from an accredited college/university and two years of the same above described experience are required.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.


Knowledge of diverse organizational environments in which physicians practice and the types of practicum sites needed to meet course and programmatic objectives is preferred. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to interpret learning experience needs of students, ability to effectively manage a team of coordinators for support of clinical sites and placement of students with preceptors, and proficient computer skills to collect, maintain, and report data.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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