Naturopathic Medicine External Site Coordinator (#20-027)



Bastyr University is seeking an experienced and dedicated Naturopathic Medicine External Site Coordinator.

About Bastyr:

Bastyr is a progressive internationally recognized pioneer in Natural Health Arts and Sciences education and research. Founded in 1978, the University today offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs that reflect multidisciplinary, science-based natural health curricula with an emphasis on the integration of mind, body, spirit, and nature. Regionally accredited since 1989, Bastyr University is composed of three schools, the School of Naturopathic Medicine, The School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences and the School of Traditional World Medicines. Bastyr is comprised of a main campus in Kenmore, WA, a health clinic in Seattle, and a branch campus and health clinic in San Diego. 

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

About This Role:

The external site coordinator is responsible for oversight of this program of external sites for training naturopathic physicians and providing care to underserved communities, including managing current sites and the development of new sites. The external site coordinator works closely with the Associate Dean of Clinical Education and is supervised by the Director of Graduate and Community Education.


  1. Under the direction of the Director of Graduate and Community Education and the Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine, the external site coordinator supports both the University and program’s mission, vision and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a commitment to training health care providers that provide compassionate care to all communities.
  2. In consult with the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine, Associate Dean of Naturopathic Clinical Education, Director of Graduate and Community Medicine, and faculty, the external site coordinator will identify and cultivate prospect sites that support diverse and underrepresented communities and manage existing sites.
  3. Organize and present informational sessions to all levels of ND students, educate the local medical community about the Bastyr University naturopathic program, submit a prospect analysis report for internal stakeholders, and assist in the development of operational procedures in consult with medical and administrative staff from both Bastyr and the off-site clinics.
  4. Supervise one work-study employee, perform day-to-day problem solving, conduct site visits and reviews, schedule and facilitate meetings with host sites and Bastyr, train new faculty supervisors on supply and dispensary ordering and inventory procedures, negotiate supply and dispensary costs, invoice host sites for supplies and dispensary items, track inventory supplies, submit the patient census and expenses, and assist in the development of the external shift budget.
  5. Disseminate information regarding all naturopathic medicine external rotations and off-site activities, communicate changes in rotation status to the students, and counsel students on naturopathic medicine external rotation opportunities, process site credentialing requirements, and track/follow-up on submitted documents.
  6. Coordinate marketing activities in accordance with pre-approved guidelines while working closely with the Development Office to cultivate and acknowledge donors and supporters of the program.
  7. Update operating agreements and procedures and provide the necessary materials and documents needed for the University accreditation process as directed by the Director of Graduate and Community Medicine
  8. Perform other tasks and responsibilities relevant to the position as directed by the Director of Graduate and Community Medicine.

  1. Master’s degree in education, communication, or related field with relevant background experience in integrative health care or ND degree from a CNME accredited school.
  2. At least three to five years of general administrative experience, including customer service, outreach to diverse and underrepresented communities, and advising students in a records and time-intensive environment 
  3. Academic advising or placement type experience, program development and/or coordination experience in a health care or educational setting, or comparable experience, is strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical education and patient care. Ability to implement DEI directives and plans in the external site program.
  2. Strong background knowledge in the functioning of medical clinics, preferable in a teaching clinic and knowledge of natural medicine
  3. Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone, in writing, and in-person with health care professionals in all areas, students in all programs, faculty, and department managers at the clinic, and to present program information to small and large audiences.
  4. Ability to travel to off-site locations.
  5. Ability to provide counsel and advice to students regarding external shift opportunities. Ability to mediate and resolve conflict between various stakeholders including host site principals, shift supervisors, and students. Ability to recognize, acknowledge, and help to resolve DEI issues with support.
  6. Ability to function cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment while also able to work independently.
  7. Ability to produce forms, reports, articles, fliers, and letters using PC-based word-processing, database management and spreadsheet software. Ability to write proposals, marketing materials, newsletter articles for intra-University and off-site clinic publications, formal agreements, and procedures in consultation with various staff members and external contacts. Ability to draft and revise operating agreements between Bastyr and other participating clinical facilities.

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #20-027 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to:   

Other Notes:

Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.  

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or