The Tomfohrde Executive Director of Healthcare Pathways (Temporary, 1 year position)
Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Category:: Professional
Department:: Health Professions
Locations:: Haverhill, MA
Posted:: Feb 1, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 247146
Position ID:: 142312

Job Description:

POSITION: The Tomfohrde Executive Director of Healthcare Pathways (Grant Funded); This is a one-year, full-time professional position

Summary: This position will oversee a strategic mapping process for a comprehensive healthcare pathway program with the objective of providing healthcare providers with a talented and trained workforce pool, while job seekers would be on a pathway to careers with sustainable wages, employment stability, and a mapped-out ladder of advancement opportunities.

The incumbent would need to work with healthcare educators, state and local officials and program accreditation bodies including, but not limited to, the DHE, DPH, BORN, ACEN, and CAAHEP, as well as administrators at hospitals and other healthcare agencies with the goal of a fully mapped out pathway that builds upon prior certificates and experience and enables upward mobility for employees; reduces recruiting, hiring, and training costs for healthcare facilities, and provides a sustainable method that allows for ease of use with a sustainable financial model. This will require work with partner facilities on timing, costs, and establishing ROI. The result will be an easily and clearly understood, attainable, and cost-effective pathway. Additionally, the incumbent would need to work with the division administration, faculty, program chairs and college governance committees to identify and facilitate any changes required in program pathways and curriculum.

By the conclusion of the project term, the incumbent will present an executable final report that details the specific academic changes that have occurred, partnerships and collaborations with healthcare facilities, and approved new pathways for education of the healthcare workforce. This final report will then be shared with other community colleges in Massachusetts to facilitate similar programs and collaborations across the Commonwealth.


Project Management 25%

  • Set and achieve program goals
  • Build timelines and structures for interactions with outside agencies
  • Coordinate needed meetings both within the college and outside agencies
  • Work with faculty chairs and program coordinators to identify what possibilities exist within their specific certificate and degree programs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across the NECC community and regional healthcare facilities.
  • Provide regular updates via executive summaries and check-ins to the Dean of Health Professions.

Curriculum Assessment and Recommendations 20%

  • Develop, and implement program pathways for certificate and degree programs that allows for the development of the healthcare workforce of the region.
  • Collaborate with the Division of Academic Affairs and the Academic Affairs committee
  • Construct, with the assistance of faculty chairs and program coordinators, pathways for scaffolding licensure programs that allows for increased opportunities for the healthcare workforce of the region.

Working with State Offices and Accreditation Bodies 25%

  • Create relationships with key stakeholders in the different governmental and accreditation offices (as needed).
  • Lobby for needed policy / rule changes needed (as identified) to facilitate implementation of the desired pathways

Partner Coordination 30%

  • Check-ins and planning with CEO's, creating budgets for execution of laddering, establishing MOAs.



  • Master's degree and 10 or more years of related experience in higher education, healthcare administration, public health, nonprofit leadership, or similar.
  • Experience working with and sensitivity to diverse constituencies of various social identities (ethnic, racial, religious, economic, educational backgrounds and abilities, sexual orientation, and gender expression).
  • Ability to positively interact with a diverse population and uphold inclusive excellence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software. Familiarity with Internet search techniques.
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship/environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in carrying out assigned tasks reliably and accurately with only general direction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial, personnel and payroll information.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience in project and program management
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of healthcare workers; experience designing and implementing new training programs; experience working collaboratively with healthcare, community, government, academia, and other partners to initiate or implement a workforce skills training program.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders


  • Experience in strategic planning and plan implementation.
  • Experience and familiarity of MA community colleges.
  • Experience and familiarity with healthcare agencies.
  • Experience working with grant funding.
  • Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.

COVID VACCINATION: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

Additional Information:

SALARY: This position is available as either a fully benefited non-unit professional or as an independent consultant. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online. The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately, and the position will remain open until filled

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219,
978-556-3928/ Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:

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