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  • Assistant Director - U of IL College of Medicine - Chicago, IL

    Job Description:
    Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director will assume duties and responsibilities and administer programs that support the recruitment of highly qualified and diverse applicants for entry to the Medical Doctor (M.D.) program at the Chicago campus. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively to form a unit with the Assistant Directors at the Rockford and Peoria campuses.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Admissions Management
    • Manage projects that help attract applicant to the COM to include development of a strategic plan for targeting, recruiting, and retaining a diverse pool of applicants.
    • Evaluate withdrawn applicant exit data, national data, and matriculating student feedback to advise on how to better reach and retain target applicants.
    • Serve as back-up to the Director and/or to conduct outreach presentations to various University of Illinois Programs (undergraduate, graduate, and special programs/groups) and outside schools/programs at conferences and career fairs, which requires travel
    • Understand and respond to prospective applicant and general public inquiries (via the phone, by e-mail, on-line, and in person).
    • Provide timely notification of application status changes/updates to applicants.
    • Understands and responds to the communication, information, and resource needs of prospective applicants through social media, collateral updates, and website content development in order to develop strategic recruitment plan.
    Credential Evaluation
    • Under general guidelines established by the Committee on Admissions, conduct review (using online database systems) and evaluations of completed applications (approximately 8,000) to determine which applicants will receive further consideration.
    Official Publications & Recruitment
    • Assist with writing, updating, and reviewing the Program Summary, Website and other official OMCA publications, to ensure accuracy about COM information (e.g., curriculum, student life, philosophy, and student experiences). 
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree required. A Master’s degree is preferred or a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in higher education student affairs, preferably at a medical school. • Strong knowledge of health professions student development and academic programming. • Working knowledge of university and college academic policies, financial aid policies, academic records, medical school entrance procedures and available student resources. • Proficient in Microsoft Office products -Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, time and project management skills. Ability to work with diverse populations; demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to socio- ethnic and cultural communication styles. • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of medical education issues as they apply to the recruitment and selection of students. Please visit our website for the full position description, requirements and to apply. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • A Master’s degree is preferred or a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in higher education student affairs, preferably at a medical school.