Director of the Physician Assistant Program

January 20, 2023
Priority Deadline to Apply:
February 28, 2023
Endicott College

Position Description

Endicott College, in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Physician Assistant Program. The Director of the Physician Assistant Program will be responsible for developing the curriculum for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and ensuring the initial accreditation of the program through the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Director will be responsible for developing clinical sites and adding faculty and staff to the program, as well as coordinate program assessment and maintain accreditation. The Director will work with Admission and Marketing and Communication to recruit students to the program. The position reports to the Dean of the Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences, and works closely with other school deans in related fields. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.


  • Be knowledgeable about and responsible for program organization, program administration, fiscal management of the program, continuous programmatic review and analysis, program planning, program development, securing clinical sites, completion of ARC-PA required documents, and adherence to the Standards and ARC-PA policies.
  • Work with the principal faculty in actively participating in the processes of developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement, goals and competencies of the program, selecting applicants for admission to the PA program, providing student instruction, evaluating student performance, academic counseling of students, assuring the availability of remedial instruction, designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the curriculum, and evaluating the program.
  • Provide effective leadership by exhibiting responsiveness to issues related to personnel, strong communication skills, and proactive problem solving.
  • Supervise the medical director, principal and instructional faculty and staff in activities that directly relate to the PA program.


  • Must be a Physician Assistant holding current or emeritus certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Must have a minimum of three years of full-time higher education experience at the time of appointment.
  • Commitment to inclusive education and developing cultural competencies among graduate students with a lens toward social justice education.
  • Must have experience with accreditation.

About The Institution

About Endicott College:
Founded in 1939 based on the idea that higher education should combine theory with practice, Endicott College is a private coeducational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts that offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, plus graduate-level certificates. Endicott enrolls more than 2,900 traditional undergraduate students and 1,760 graduate students at its main campus in Beverly, MA, online, and at offsite locations. An additional 283 students are enrolled in accelerated undergraduate programs through the Van Loan School of Professional Studies.

Endicott’s picturesque campus boasts 235 acres and 56 buildings that include academic centers, residence halls, athletic facilities, an arts center, and state-of-the-art technology. Located just 20 miles north of Boston, Endicott's seaside campus offers the best of both worlds. For over 80 years, Endicott has continued to be a beautiful and supportive environment where students and faculty come together as a true community of learners.

About the Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences:
The Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers an enhanced learning environment that supports professional development. The School offers nursing programs at all academic levels including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN program, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing with concentration areas including global health, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, and nursing education, as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and is currently developing the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program. Endicott's highly regarded nursing program prepares graduates for fulfilling careers in the complex and ever-changing field of health care.

About The Community

About Beverly, Massachusetts:
With miles of beautiful coastline, picturesque beaches, and easily accessible public parks offering lots of open space, Beverly, MA, has earned its nickname, “The Garden City.” Beverly recreational sites are a captivating and enlightening experience for all visitors, friends, and family alike.

You’ll never run out of the things to do in Beverly, MA whether you’re seeking a historical day out, places to eat, the local cultural arts, or to taste locally made craft beer. Just 20 miles from Boston, this seaside city makes a perfect place to live, work, or visit.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Director of the Physician Assistant Program at Endicott College should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive search consultant:

Erin House, Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by February 28, 2023 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.