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  • Assistant Director of Health Professions - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

    Job Description:
    The Assistant Director is a member of the Health Professions and Graduate School team and specifically focuses on building relationships with healthcare-related community agencies, developing information on short-term training programs in the health care field, and coordinating the annual Graduate and Professional School Fair and visits by admissions representatives. The Assistant Director also carries a heavy pre-health advising appointment schedule; conducts individual and group career coaching appointments; plans and presents programs and workshops; and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Direct Service to Students (50%)
    • Advise and coach pre-health students as they explore, prepare for, and apply to health professions/programs, such as medical/dental/pharmacy school
    • Develop and deliver workshops and programming for pre-health and graduate school-bound students
    • Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and decision-making, preparation for professional/graduate school, and finding jobs and internships
    • Outreach to diverse student populations and offices that serve unrepresented students
    • Facilitate opportunities for pre-health students and student organizations to interact and engage with admissions representatives

    Community Engagement and Professional/Graduate School (30%)
    • Develop, maintain, and actively cultivate relationships with local and regional organizations to develop opportunities for health-related experiential learning
    • Oversee the planning and execution of the annual Graduate and Professional School Fair
    • Serve as a resource for information on short-term health training programs offered at community colleges, hospitals, and health care agencies
    • Organize and coordinate informational events and activities to connect students to representatives from health and graduate schools

    Supervision and Contribution to Unit Mission and Values (20%)
    • Assess services and programs to determine student learning outcomes and facilitate continuous improvement
    • Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources
    • Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices, in order to maintain relationships with campus partners and better meet the needs of the students they serve
    • Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including students, parents, campus partners, and external colleagues
    • Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, workgroups, and advisory committees
    • Participate in professional development activities and associations

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Education Required:
    Master’s degree in Education Preferred
    Master’s degree in counseling, education, student affairs, human resources or related field

    Required Experience:
    • 1 year of work experience, which may include time as a graduate assistant
    • Experience must demonstrate an understanding of diverse populations and knowledge of cultural differences
    • Experience creating and facilitating educational workshops and/or delivering public presentations

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in higher education, career coaching/advising, and/or working with college students
    • Knowledge of admissions requirements and preparation strategies for graduate and professional programs
    • Experience must demonstrate an understanding of career and student development theory and practice
    • Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships
    • Excellent verbal, public speaking, writing, and listening skills
    • Strong multi-cultural competence with sensitivity to differences and ability to engage diverse students, staff, and stakeholders
    • Highly motivated to listen and respond to student needs
    • Demonstrated ability to learn, seek guidance, and receive feedback
    • Ability to work independently and use sound judgment
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills • Ability to handle multiple work priorities
    • Ability to effectively use information technology, online resources, and information management tools and comfortable learning new technologies
    • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to contribute to innovation and change management
    • Confirmed collegial style of leadership and ability to build consensus and collaboration
    • Ability to interpret data to inform strategic decisions