Website Creighton University

Position Effort:  0.50 FTE (Phoenix campus)

The Associate Dean for the Office of Student Affairs (Phoenix) will work closely and collaborate with the Associate Dean for the Office of Student Affairs (Omaha) to prioritize student affairs matters including academic and specialty advising, academic assistance, student progress, financial aid, registration, and School of Medicine events. In addition, the Associate Dean will also manage the academic success program, which will focus on student career development, professional identity formation, mentoring, and wellbeing. A faculty appointment with doctoral degree in education, psychology, or medicine with additional training in education is required with experience in medical education preferred.

 

Position Summary:

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Student Support:

·        Provide leadership for all student affairs matters including academic and specialty career advising, academic assistance, student progress, financial aid, registration, and School of Medicine events.

·         Provide training and supervise support staff and professional staff in the Office of Student Affairs.

·         Assist in managing the academic success program, which will focus on student career development, professional identity formation, mentoring, and wellbeing.

·         Conduct and/or support activities related to academic and specialty career advising, and monitoring student progression through the curriculum.

·         Assist in overseeing programming to support students’ wellbeing and connect students to counseling services when necessary.

·         Ensure students’ compliance with University and Health Sciences requirements are met.

·         Assist in managing the organization of student events (M1 and M3 Student Orientations, White Coating Ceremony, Class Meetings, Match Day, Hooding/Commencement, etc.).

 

Major Responsibilities and Essential Position Functions:

·         Remain up to date on current topics and behavioral trends affecting medical students.

·         Develop campus-wide and peer-to-peer programs to support student issues and concerns, wellness activities, or other means of support to enhance the student experience.

·         Serve as an advocate and direct referral mechanism for students experiencing times of crisis or hardship (including, but not limited to physical/mental illness or injury, substance abuse, or other threats to student wellness).

·         Support Academic Success Consultants in assessing student learning difficulties and providing learning resources to students.

·         Work with Academic Success Consultants to guide students in developing study habits and other critical skills necessary for success in the medical school environment.

·         Assist in residency mock interviews and provide feedback.

·         Assist in writing and editing the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) for each campus student.

·         Assist in developing and implementing strategies and plans in cases of student emergencies. Ensure plans are consistent and compliant with other university initiatives.

·         Assist in supervising and supporting Office of Student Affairs staff in administrating student events and activities (M1 and M3 student orientations, ceremonies, class meetings, clubs, workshops, hooding/commencement, etc.).

·         Assist in the development of student surveys, data collection, and outcome reports required for accreditation.

·         Assure that the Office of Student Affairs meets all accreditation standards and assist in contributing to the development of the LCME Data Collection Instrument.

·         Assist in managing elections and events for the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

·         Attend related School of Medicine committee meetings (e.g., Component Committees, Education Program Committee, Advancement Committee, etc.).

·         Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of student programs and activities.

·         Assist in the development of program policies and procedures and ensure that they are implemented and enforced consistently.

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make sound decisions to solve problems and plan initiatives.

·         Demonstrate ethical behavior, collegial approach to service, professionalism, interpersonal skills, and leadership and management abilities.

·         Demonstrate ability to host major School of Medicine events.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Education at the level of MD, PhD, EdD, or comparable terminal degree

·         Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in the School of Medicine

·         Five years of managerial experience

 

Preferred work experience:

·         Ability to identify and address critical, and potentially subtle, student issues that may negatively impact academic performance, including those that may require psychiatric or other mental healthcare.

·         Ability to identify and support the needs of a culturally and economically diverse population of students.

·         Ability to organize both faculty and student-led study groups and workshops to enable students to develop effective learning and test-taking.

To apply for this job please visit creighton.referrals.selectminds.com.