President and Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary and committed educator to lead a vibrant and prestigious institution. The presidential search is concurrent with the impending retirement of the incumbent, whose 12-year tenure has been characterized by an outstanding personal and collaborative relationship with the Board of Trustees and the close-knit PCOM College community. This climate, built on respect and mutual support, yielded an era of vigorous institutional growth, educational innovation, robust applicant pools and financial strength.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will provide the primary strategic vision for an institution which, in addition to a tradition as one of the foremost osteopathic medical colleges in the country, offers multiple programs at the graduate and professional level to students at campuses in Philadelphia and the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. PCOM enrolls 2,600 students and spans an educational continuum in health and behavioral sciences which includes academic degree programs, Healthcare Centers, postgraduate internships and residencies and continuing education.
PCOM is dedicated to the education of students in medicine, health and behavioral sciences. The College fosters the growth of the osteopathic profession through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice. PCOM is committed to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service. The College offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of psychology, doctor of pharmacy and master of science degrees, with graduate programs in physician assistant studies, organizational development and leadership, clinical psychology, counseling and clinical health psychology, forensic medicine, biomedical sciences and school psychology.
The successful candidate will lead an institution that has strongly embraced a culture of assessment and community-based strategic planning. A strong accreditation history among both regional and multiple specialized accreditors attests to PCOM's focus on educational outcomes and continuous improvement. Through the career paths and success its graduates, PCOM is well-positioned for increased community recognition.
The new President will bring a strategic vision and special talents to continue the advancement of clinical training partnerships, community health care, new academic programs, research, advanced teaching technologies, governmental relations and development. Preferred qualifications for the President and Chief Executive Officer include demonstrated senior level experience in a complex graduate academic, medical and/or healthcare educational institution and superior interpersonal skills as well as strong business acumen and management skills. Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and a DO or terminal degree.
Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. PCOM will be assisted by Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Please contact Beth Cohen of Heidrick and Struggles at 215-988-1014 with any questions. Nominations and applications should be directed to:
PCOM President & CEO Search Committee Heidrick and Struggles, Inc.
One Logan Square 18th & Cherry Street, Suite 3075, Philadelphia, PA 19103