|Job Description :
This Associate Director plays a pivotal role in the College of Pharmacy diversity and inclusion initiatives that support the strategic direction, that facilitate awareness of cultural competency and health equity issues, and help to create an environment in the college that is welcoming, safe and supportive for all students, staff faculty and community partners. Working under the direction of the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and in collaboration with other DEI staff, this position focuses on the recruitment and retention of under-represented and minority students. The individual develops, implements, administers, and assesses programming centered around student success, leadership, and community engagement to support minority and at-risk students, as well as other pre-health and health professional students, dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare to diverse, underserved urban areas.
Develop and implement policies and procedures for targeted student population in support of the goals to retain and graduate students.
Serve as primary advisor to Associate Dean, DEI and other relevant administrators on program goals, policy development, implementation and analysisDevelop initiatives and activities that encourage academic excellence in the areas of urban clinical pharmacy and health disparities research.Assess student needs; develop and present workshops, instructional courses, community events, retreats and personalized strategies.Facilitate relationships with UIC faculty, staff, students and community organizations to establish long-term student retention, including working with teachers, parents and service organizations to ensure the success of the College’s objectives.Identify and disseminate student awards, scholarships and research opportunities.
Prepare, analyze and present data to develop and direct college specific UHP programming. Identify, develop and deliver education and training for the College of Pharmacy community to enhance recruitment, retention and success of a diverse student body.
Manage recruitment activities for under-represented/minority and disadvantaged students for the College of Pharmacy.Develop, direct and oversee student-facing programs to support retention and success of under-represented and disadvantaged undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Includes collaborating with Marketing and Student Affairs leadership on integrated recruitment and enrollment activities.Develop academic enrichment opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from underrepresented populations who are interested in or pursuing pharmacy as a career.Identify resource and funding opportunities which includes submitting and securing programmatic grants to support specialized urban health initiatives. Make recommendations on budget and organizational planning, and the use of UHP resourcesRepresent the University and College interests to a wide range of constituents (e.g. state legislators, community leaders and organizations, parents and students) at various venues including college fairs and recruitment events, local, state and national diversity focused conferences and events
Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Management, Student Affairs, Special Education or a field directly related to diversity issues is required. Master’s degree preferred
Minimum 3 years’ experience required providing recruitment, enrollment management, program development, academic advising/counseling, or higher education administration.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
Demonstrated consensus builder; strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required
Ability to occasionally work weekends and/or evenings to meet programming objectives required
Applicants must submit a complete application, including a cover letter of interest and a resume/cv via the “Apply By” tab below. The contact information for three professional references must be entered on the application. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications via email or fax are not accepted. For fullest consideration submit a complete application packet by March 18, 2022.
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