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Assistant to the Chair
SIU School of Medicine

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2018
Title Assistant to the Chair
University SIU School of Medicine
Department Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Springfield, IL
    United States
  • Professional Staff
    Associate/Assistant Head
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, located in Springfield, Illinois, is recruiting a qualified, self-motivated professional to fill the Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology vacancy. The Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is responsible for the administrative functions for the Department under the direction of the Department Chair.

The Assistant to the Chair will provide support to the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology with the responsibility for the oversight of the administrative operations of the Department, including both clinical and academic operations. This position encompasses all facets of the Departmental operations, including the areas of clinical operations management, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff personnel, budget forecasting and management of operating results, contract management, advising and assisting the Chairman, the Division Chiefs and Departmental faculty, as well as, conducting the daily administrative activities of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Candidates for the position of Assistant Chair must have a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or a related field. In addition, a minimum of three to five years of professionally-related experience in Healthcare Administration is required. The ideal candidate must possess excellent organizational, communication and management skills. Preferred candidates will have highly developed skills in quantitative analysis and decision making, as well as, a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of business and health administration.

Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations, must be able to work cooperatively and collegially within the workplace environment, and must be able to adhere to departmental and institutional policies and procedures. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, SIU School of Medicine offers excellent benefits and is an EO/AA employer.

Springfield, Illinois is the state capital and offers a unique blend of quality and affordable housing, a wide range of cultural and entertainment opportunities and an excellent educational environment with major universities. Springfield is located in central Illinois and is within close proximity to Chicago and St. Louis, MO.

All applicants must apply via SIU-SM’s online application system. Current job openings can be found on the SIU-SM web-site: If you require assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or call 217-545-0223 Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

A background investigation is a condition of employment.

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law.

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