Assistant Director, Global Public Health Program - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University, School of Medicine, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Global Public Health Program. The Assistant Director will contribute to the development and evaluation of Global Public Health (GPH) programs and activities at Quinnipiac University. The position encompasses the key skills of strategic thinking, leadership, organization, communication, creativity and flexibility. The Assistant Program Director position sits within the Institute for Global Public Health (IGPH) in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Netter SOM) and reports to the Director of the IGPH. The successful applicant will work closely with administrative units in the Netter SOM, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, medical and undergraduate students, and faculty.

The Global Public Health (GPH) Program at Quinnipiac University comprises an undergraduate minor in GPH that is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Political Science of the CAS, and a theme of global, public and community health (GPCH) within the Scholarly Reflection and Capstone Course of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (SOM). The broad goal of GPH at Quinnipiac is to provide an interdisciplinary focus of study that enables students to understand and to promote individual and population health throughout the world. With strong student and faculty interest in GPH this is a growth area for Quinnipiac University.

About the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine:
The Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine admitted its inaugural class of medical students in August 2013. The school was founded with the aim of educating diverse, patient centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an interprofessional primary care workforce. Our primary care mission has expanded to include institutes for rehabilitation medicine and global public health. Our innovative integrated curriculum focuses on student centered, active and engaged instructional excellence.

About Quinnipiac University:
Quinnipiac is a thriving private university in Connecticut located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,700 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit


-Develop and implement program timelines and objectives.

-Identify, evaluate, and catalog community sites that will provide high quality longitudinal academic student experiences in service learning. This work involves contacting site leadership and collecting and reviewing student feedback. The available sites are listed in an online database, which is updated on a regular basis.

-Facilitate student community and international rotations by meeting with students and rotation/site hosts to assure effective communication and an educationally rich environment.

-Identify, evaluate and catalog international and national sites for student experiences that will provide high quality service and academic experiences. This work involves contacting site leadership (or liaising with the Directors of organizations that sponsor overseas student experiences), and collecting and reviewing student feedback. Travel to sites to evaluate them may also be necessary. The sites are listed in a document that can be accessed by Quinnipiac students.

-Travel occasionally to local, domestic and international sites to engage with colleagues.

-Manage student applications to the undergraduate GPH minor.

-Plan and develop materials for GPH student programming and events, including information sessions, trip orientation and reflection meetings.

-Create GPH processes, documentation, databases, web materials, and social media.

-Maintain databases of students in the GPH minor and the SRCC GPCH concentration.

-Contribute to research on the evaluation of the GPH program.

-Contribute to article and text resources in global, public and community health.

-Plan and publicize external global public health speakers and events.

-Contribute to the development of community service programs for medical students.

-Serve on school and department committees.

-Participate in teaching undergraduate and medical students as appropriate.

-Additional duties as may be required for the smooth functioning of the GPH programs.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

-Master's degree or higher in global or public health, education, student services, or related field.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and/or community and international partners.

-Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.

-Excellent organization and managerial skills.

-Ability to work independently and with appropriate guidance.

-Demonstrated ability to meet timeliness.

-Experience working in university, community or international settings.

-Ability to travel locally and nationally as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

Experience in social media development.
Experience in grant writing.
Foreign language competence.

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Application materials should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  The names and contact information of three references must be submitted on the application.

Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1817

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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